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?
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.
Our guest this episode is from the 1700s. He was known as the world’s luckiest entrepreneur. We look at some of his craziest trades and ask: Was it luck, or was he really living some timeless Trep values?
We chat with Shaun Brown & Sunil Prajapati of Itron who work in the Idea Labs intrepreneurial incubator. Treps with corporate jobs! What are the advantages and disadvantages to pursuing your Trep journey within a company? Shaun helps with many projects, and Sunil brought an idea to Itron, and is currently pursuing it from within the company. How can Treps save the world from their corporate job? Listen to find out more…
We chat with Tyler Lowe about starting businesses in fields as diverse as Augmented Reality and safely capturing and relocating unwanted Bats. Can a Trep save the world just by following his passion into whatever fields he enjoys?
What is an Angel investor? How can I get investment in my business? With Tim Ledford of Safeguard Equipment and Linda Olson of M+L Advisors
We speak with Tim Ledford & Linda Olson about investing in startup businesses. Tim’s startup company Safeguard Equipment has raised investment capital to start and grow. Linda has managed investment capital and is an Angel investor. In this episode we learn about what an Angel investor really is, and what they’re looking for in a company to invest in. Safeguard Equipment is a perfect example of our #1 premise…
Can a Trep with poor credit borrow from the bank? What about Shark Tank, how can a Trep get money like that? In this episode we learn about various ways of raising money for your business from Megan Hulsey, Business Lender at Craft3. Megan teaches us about CDFI, and covers what types of businesses and Treps can get funding this way. Sarah’s tomato story starts the episode.
Trep Family! Can Treps succeed at building a business with their family? with Ben Toews of Bullet Tools
Do you have a Trep Family? Can you imagine building a business with your in-laws? Today we chat with Ben Toews who has successfully built and sold a business with his family. We get to learn about the ups and downs, and the principles and values that held them together. Did they do it all without fighting? Let’s find out.
What should a Trep do when their business succeeds? What do we do with the money?! What does a Trep approach to wealth building look like? Today we visit with Adam Chronister of Enleaf and talk to him about his journey from scraping by with a job to financial independence and freedom through an idea called the Wealth Triad.
How does one go from military to CEO? And how can you pick up tools along the way to be a better leader? We explore that and more in this episode of Trep Story. We chat with Doc Larson from Quantum Start Technologies and how his journey helped him gather the necessary skills to lead a team and company to success.
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