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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?

Episodes…

Can a Trep turn Grief to Grit? with Sandy Young, President of Verdis

Can a Trep turn Grief to Grit? with Sandy Young, President of Verdis

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.

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How can a Trep save the world with bookkeeping? with Kandi Johnson of A-OK Bookkeeping

How can a Trep save the world with bookkeeping? with Kandi Johnson of A-OK Bookkeeping

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.

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Revisit: Contractor Convergence – How these Treps are “building” a better world by helping contractors

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.

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Revisit: Can a Trep tackle a huge vision? Catch Up with Joni Moore of Snacktivist

Revisit: Can a Trep tackle a huge vision? Catch Up with Joni Moore of Snacktivist

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.

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Can Treps save the world with Laughter? with Greg Kettner of WorkHappy Nation

Can Treps save the world with Laughter? with Greg Kettner of WorkHappy Nation

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?

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What’s working? What’s not? What’s missing? 2021 in review, looking forward to 2022

What’s working? What’s not? What’s missing? 2021 in review, looking forward to 2022

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.

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