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?
What role does Authenticity play in a Trep’s life and business? with Adam Schluter of Hello From A Stranger
Adam Schluter is an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning photographer and journalist whose career spans assignments in 20+ countries, published author, TED talker, and has been published thrice by National Geographic. Find out about the dark circumstances that led Adam Schluter to take a huge risk and try something completely different, innovating a new project from his most authentic place.
Learn about Adam’s childhood visit to Caracas, the murder capital of the world, and his tender experience with a young lady in Portland who has finally learned how to give back out of her pain and suffering. Let’s explore the thread of authenticity through Adam’s story, and ask ourselves if Treps being authentic can save the world?
Can Treps turn their experience into a business? with Krista & Robby French owners of Stylus Wine & Vinyl Bar
Krista French is a certified wine Sommelier with vast interest, passion, and experience in the wine business. Robby French is a professional musician with a deep love for music, especially as it is expressed in vinyl records. How did this couple take these two passions, with all of their combined experience, and turn it into a brand new experience? We visit with this Trep couple one week after they opened. This is just the beginning of their Trep Story, tune in to see how it started, and stay tuned for future episodes where we revisit to see how it’s going.
David Schreiber has built businesses from a young age, including a board game company infused with passion and profit. Find out about his miraculous survival of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. What are the four quadrants, and how can you use them to lead your business to the next level? What are operational and entrepreneurial leader roles? David is saving the world with well developed ideas on Trep Leadership, tune in to find out more.
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?
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