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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 you Trep inside an established company? with Shaun Brown & Sunil Prajapati of Itron

Can you Trep inside an established company? with Shaun Brown & Sunil Prajapati of Itron

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…

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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

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…

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How can Treps get money for their business? With Megan Hulsey from Craft3

How can Treps get money for their business? With Megan Hulsey from Craft3

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.

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Can you Trep when everything is against you? with Taryn Hecker of Taryn Hecker Media

Can you Trep when everything is against you? with Taryn Hecker of Taryn Hecker Media

What if all the cards are stacked against you? We chat with Taryn Hecker who founded Taryn Hecker Media when she had just lost her job, been divorced, had left college for that job, had two kids to support, and had just bought a house at the top of the market. Can a Trep be fearless in the face of insurmountable odds? Can you build a business with quality of life as your number one goal?

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Can a Trep build more than one business at a time? With Lawrence Sowell of CDA Tiny Homes & more

Can a Trep build more than one business at a time? With Lawrence Sowell of CDA Tiny Homes & more

Are you a Trep who has a lot of ideas? Have you been told you can only build one business at a time? Today we chat with Lawrence Sowell who has built multiple simultaneous businesses from event promotion, to real estate, to marketing, to bitcoin mining, to hemp, to an RV park, to a construction company and we get to hear about his new business, CDA Tiny Homes. How does he manage it all? Let’s find out.

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Do Treps need coaches? With Mark & Linda Olson of M & L Advisors

Do Treps need coaches? With Mark & Linda Olson of M & L Advisors

What is the point of having a coach? What do coaches do? How is a coach different from a mentor? Do I need a coach? Today we explore coaching with Executive Coaches Mark & Linda Olson from M & L Advisors. They have extensive experience with startups, and helping Treps achieve the results they want not only in their business, but in their lives. Are you a leader? Does a leader need a coach? Let’s find out.

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