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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 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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How can a Trep spot opportunity? with Jessi Sites of Little Boot Peep

How can a Trep spot opportunity? with Jessi Sites of Little Boot Peep

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.

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What if I don’t like sales? with Tanya Smith of WorkStory

What if I don’t like sales? with Tanya Smith of WorkStory

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.

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Can Treps express deeply held values, ethics, and principles? with Joni Moore of Snacktivist

Can Treps express deeply held values, ethics, and principles? with Joni Moore of Snacktivist

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?

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Should everyone be a Trep? with Rick Friesen of Contractor Convergence

Should everyone be a Trep? with Rick Friesen of Contractor Convergence

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?

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