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 can Treps learn from the founder of a branding consultancy? We speak with Joseph Fioramonti of Dark Square to learn more. What motivates people to buy from your startup? How much research is necessary to understand your audience and your own company’s offering? What mistakes should Treps avoid? How do you know you’re hiring a good branding expert? Let’s find out.
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.
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.
We talk with Halvor Halverson, who at 21 years old owned a dental office, and he isn’t a dentist. Can you be qualified even if you’re not certified? We explore how Treps can save the world without necessarily taking a detour through college or other certification barriers. As a bonus, we talk about the importance of validating your startup idea.
Trep Couples! Can you succeed being married to your business partner? with Miranda & Adam Hoefort of NextGen Electric & Solar
Miranda and Adam visit with Sarah and Russell about going into business as a married couple and the challenges they face daily.
We chat with Jessi Sites who has a keen eye for spotting opportunities and then making a profitable endeavor out of it. We chat about how she spots opportunities and the steps she takes to move forward with an opportunity. She also shares her hard earned wisdom through the years as a creative entrepreneur. All that and more in today’s episode.
Sarah & Russell talk about their personal growth as Treps and what they each see as the typical traits of people who desire to be a Trep.
We chat with Rachel King and Kareen Link, owners and partners of T-Blue Boutique. With three locations, busy families and over 15 years of friendship how do Kareen and Rachel build a successful business and maintain a healthy friendship? What does it take to have a partnership in business and is it worth it? We cover all that in today’s episode.
We talk with Tanya Smith, a multi-talented branding expert who has worked on campaigns for huge corporations and helped small businesses grow their business through branded photography. Tanya is a creative who has been terrified of sales, can you relate? We talk to her about this vulnerable issue and how she has dealt with it. Spoiler Alert: She sells. And you can too.
We chat with Joni Moore, a Trep who started a B-Corp called Snacktivist to find out if a Trep can express her values in the area of food systems. She has her sights set on ethical food system sustainability at a global level, and chose doing business to make that change. Find out about the special B-Corp second bottom line. What challenges does Joni face that you can help with?
We chat with Rick Friesen, a Trep who started recently left his job of several years to start a new contractor consulting company with his partners. He helps contractors become more profitable. Why couldn’t Rick just be satisfied with having a job? Why take the risk to build a startup? What challenges does Rick face that you can help with?
We chat with Daniel Nelmar, a VR enthusiast who started a VR Magazine with a unique subscription model. To be clear, he’s printing a real dead tree and ink magazine, not a virtual magazine or an online magazine. How many subscribers does he have? When can he afford to quit his job? What challenges does Daniel face that you can help with?
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