Recent Episodes

April 13, 2022

EP 40: ALLISON CARTER / CEO - CELEBRATES!

This week’s guest is Allison Carter. Allison is a Seattle mom of two and believes that every occasion, big or small, deserves to …

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April 6, 2022

EP 39: HUSTLER OF THE WEEK!

This week's guest is CEO & founder of Swanky D's, Nadiyah Gulley. Established in 2016, Swanky D’s is a company dedicated to mento…

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March 30, 2022

EP 38: FOREVER FUN!

This week’s guest is Nathan Waldon, Founder of Everything for Nathan & Co . After a bazillion plus years of product development f…

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March 23, 2022

EP 37: SIMPLIFY BUSINESS. IMPROVE LIVES.

This week’s guest is Kurt Beeken, Owner & President of Retail Dimensions (RDi). Kurt is a veteran of the retail and technology in…

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March 16, 2022

EP 36: A LOVE LETTER TO LA

This week’s guest is Jeannine Braden / Creative Director & Co-Founder / Le Superbe California . From long time Los Angeles fashio…

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March 9, 2022

EP 35: FAILURE IS YOUR BEST INSTRUCTOR

We have all dealt with what we perceive as a failure. Failure can be useful. We can learn from it, gain new insights, and do bett…

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March 9, 2022

EP 35: FAILURE IS YOUR BEST INSTRUCTOR

We have all dealt with what we perceive as a failure. Failure can be useful. We can learn from it, gain new insights, and do bett…

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March 2, 2022

EP 34: CHAXEL

We LOVE a #hustler and this week’s guest Brea Menees, owner of Chaxel certainly falls under that header! Brea is a 31-year-old Ca…

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Feb. 23, 2022

EP 33: HUMANIZING RETAIL WITH STELLA ADENA OF RANCHO RELAXO

Stella grew up in Ohio and studied Economics and Japanese at Princeton University. Stella made a career change at 30 from investm…

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Feb. 16, 2022

EP 32: KITTY MEOW BOUTIQUE. WITTY. SWEET. FIERCE.

This week’s guest is Catherine (Cat) Hildner, creator, designer and heart & soul behind Kitty Meow® Boutique ( @kittymeowboutique…

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Feb. 9, 2022

EP 31: ETIQUETTE & GRATITUDE

After 3 weeks of doing setups & buying at both the Las Vegas Winter Market & LA Mart Winter Market , Michelle has had time to dec…

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Feb. 2, 2022

EP 30: LITT CONCEPT HOUSE — 'CREATING CONNECTION THROUGH RETAIL'

A family who travels together, stays together. The Litt family has traveled the world for fifty years, antiquing in over 35 count…

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Jan. 26, 2022

EP 29: DIPPING YOUR TOE INTO THE ECOMMERCE POOL

Web Studios West has been building websites, e-commerce solutions, social media platforms, and custom software for over two decad…

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Jan. 19, 2022

EP 28: GIFT SHOW BUYER TIPS & TRICKS

On this week’s episode, Michelle, on-site in Las Vegas for multiple client show set-ups, will be sharing her tips & tricks on the…

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Jan. 12, 2022

EP 27: BUILDING A WARDROBE WITH JENNY LIVITS

This week’s guest is Jenny Livits, the founder of Pink Lagoon , a boutique located in Solana Beach, California, and Wardrobe Desi…

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Jan. 5, 2022

EP 26: MARGO KOPMAN / PRESIDENT — PROJECT RETAIL

Stylish Visionary : Ambitious Multi-tasker : Retail Junkie Margo Kopman lives, eats, and breathes all things retail. With over 15…

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Dec. 22, 2021

EP 25: RUNNING A MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILY BUSINESS

This week’s episode is near and dear to Michelle’s heart. She had the pleasure of interviewing her friend and former co-worker Da…

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Dec. 15, 2021

EP 24: SOLOCAST - TOP 10 DISPLAY TIPS!

This week's episode is a Michelle Solocast where she will take the listeners on a deep dive into her design philosophy and review…

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Dec. 8, 2021

EP 23: OWNER/FOUNDER OF SERGE + JANE - JAMIE CARL

S+J is a Lifestyle Boutique featuring Men's, Women's, Kids, Pets, Vinyl, Home + Gifts in our 3 story shop, (4 including their ope…

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Dec. 1, 2021

EP 22: HELPING RETAILERS BECOME MORE PROFITABLE!

We are thrilled to have the president of The Retail Smart Guys , Dan Jablons, as a guest this week. The Retail Smart Guys is the …

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Nov. 24, 2021

EP 21: SHOULDER PADS & UNDERAGE DRINKING

This week’s episode was a tricky one to write show notes for as I am part of the episode. Michelle and I (Elisa) have been friend…

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Nov. 17, 2021

EP 20: NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

This week we are so grateful to welcome Kelly Bloodgood, owner of Well + Good Health Studio. After dealing with mysterious sympto…

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Nov. 10, 2021

EP 19: JACKALOPE ARTS CO-FOUNDERS - MELISSA KOHOUT AND SARA DIEDRICH

The two founders of Jackalope Arts , Melissa Kohout and Sara Diederich, met through their time spent working with an internationa…

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Nov. 3, 2021

EP 18: B.DAZZLED OWNER - ROBIN MOLAN

We are always impressed with our guests who have built a successful side hustle and Robin Molan is no exception! A lawyer since 1…

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