From monkeys to Mad Gabs, a conversation with Gabrielle Melchionda

From monkeys to Mad Gabs, the kitchen to QVC—building a life with lip balm. Episode 16 From monkeys (yes!) and a failed math class to selling to retailers like Wegmans and Whole Foods Market, Gabrielle has grown up with her Mad Gabs business. How did she do it? One lip balm at a time and…

From 18 Months To 275 Stores — It’s A Wrap with Michelle Zimora, Z Wraps

From 18 months to 275 stores–It’s A Wrap Episode 15 Michelle has always taken what’s around her and made something beautiful and useful. She also has a passion for learning. In the last 18 months, she’s taken her love of textiles and learning to the next level while solving a problem of single-use plastics in…

Thinking of Hiring A Sales Rep? Here’s What You Need to Know with Jane Hughes

What You Need To Know About Sales Reps – Episode 14 What do giftware and specialty food sales reps do? How do they get paid? How much? When is it a good time to get one? What should you ask your sales rep and what do you do when it’s not working out. We cover…

“Finding Inspiration in a Bag of Chips!” Heidi Feldman, Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt

A conversation about living your life and having a business too. Where do you get your inspiration for your latest business? Sometimes it comes in a bag of chips! Heidi Feldman not only gets her inspiration from the magical island beauty of Martha’s Vineyard, but from assessing what resources are available and working to create…

“Just Believe In Yourself,” Suzanne Foley, Port City Pretzels

It took 30 years for Suzanne’s idea to come to fruition, but today Port City Pretzels are enjoyed across the country…and boy, are we glad she’s brought her vision to the marketplace. While some her age would be slowing down, Suzanne is running full speed in growing a business. Her perseverance through hardship and a…