Principles for Treps. Told through your stories.
Can a Trep raise their own pay? Make a hobby into a viable business? What is a Trep?! “Trep” is just short for enTREPreneur, and in this podcast we interview Treps to seek answers to our burning questions about the impact of entrepreneurship.
Innovating a new business is hard, but many of us have found that it’s worth it. We talk to Treps with different goals and suss out the principles that we can all use to do better. We find out what skills these Treps have used and how we can add them to our own stockroom.
Join us on our journey as we interview Treps, and find answers to our most persistent question: Can Treps save the world?
Sandy Young shares her incredible story of building a business with her husband, and when her husband sadly passed away, how she grew her business even more. We explore with Sandy the opportunity she stole from tragedy, and learn a lot about working within Federal Government programs designed to help underprivileged Treps. Turns out it’s not easy, free money at all! Can a Trep turn their grief into a successful business? Let’s find out from Sandy Young.
What is the importance of saving and frugality to a Trep? with Anne & Lance Mitchell of MAM & Flannel Background
Anne and Lance represent on screen talent for movies, TV, and commercials. How did they survive the COVID shutdown of their industry? Tune in to hear about the principles of savings that they learned from their parents, and how those savings and frugal decisions kept them in the black and open for business while others in their industry are gone.
Geoffrey McLachlan is a Trep saving the world through the power of play. We discuss how he helps all kinds of people, from corporations with employee engagement needs to students in schools around the country. How exactly is Geoff saving the world? Tune in to find out.
Kandi Johnson has had a career helping people in accounting, banking, and business networking. In this episode we learn about her value of building up people, even if that means helping them find another job, or start a business outside of the scope she is providing. We also talked about the basics of bookkeeping and how important it is to get this right in your startup. How can a Trep save the world through bookkeeping? Tune in to find out.
Revisit: Contractor Convergence – How these Treps are “building” a better world by helping contractors
We chatted with Rick Friesen of Contractor Convergence in episode 2, and a bonus episode about “It’s never about price.” In this episode we visit with his entire ownership team, including Jeff Patterson and Kyler Wolf, and get an update about how their business is going. This is the heart of Trep Story, telling the story of these Treps over time, and learning how they are saving the world.
Chiho Lai has a great job. As a C suite executive at a large energy firm, he doesn’t need the money, so why did he join the ranks of Treps in starting a fitness coaching business? Why does he charge for coaching, and what are his secrets? We explore these questions and more as we find out one more way Treps can save the world.
Rick Friesen of Contractor Convergence, who we chatted with in episode 2, recently put out a lead magnet that makes the bold claim that “It’s never about the price.” What can he possibly mean by this? How does Rick’s perspective help a Trep to sell? In this short, bonus episode, we break it down with Rick.
How a Trep can tackle a worldwide, systemic problem that affects everyone? We caught up with Joni Moore from Snacktivist to see how her Trep Story is going. We last spoke with her in Episode 3, and now it’s a year later, and we get to learn how her business is growing and changing. Dive into what makes a Trep with deeply held values get up in the morning and see how a B Corp can be profitable.
How important is happiness in your business? In this episode we chat with Greg Kettner, a standup comic who has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Norm MacDonald, Gilbert Gotfied, and more. Find out what happened when he was told he was no longer essential at the beginning of COVID. Greg’s Ted Talk is a moving, impactful one that everyone should see. Join us as we ask the question: Can Treps save the world with Laughter?
What if your dream is really hard to start? Learn to Trep with Grit, with Alyssa Pukkila of Wired2Learn Academy
We chat with Alyssa Pukkila, founder of Wired2Learn Academy, a school specializing in helping students with learning disabilities like dyslexia get the brain-based education they need to become successful readers, and more. She knew she needed to start a school to help these students for 10 years before she actually started it.
Every year, as the calendar changes over, we take the opportunity to look back and forward in our businesses. In this episode Sarah and Russell share the technique they use for a high level approach to this meeting, and we apply it to the Trep Story podcast. We bring in our producer, Ed Bejarana, who became part of our team this year, to gain more insight into what’s working, what’s not, and what’s missing.
How does a Trep fit everything into his day? Erik Allen is starting up his business while working a full time job, and keeping sacred his time with his young family. How does he do it? Erik’s Trep Story is compelling, tune in to see how he’s saving the world.
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