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Raw and Real Entrepreneurship

Get ready to step into the unfiltered world of entrepreneurship with the award-winning entrepreneur Susan Sly on the "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" podcast. Recognized and featured by major media outlets such as Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, CNBC, Fox, and CNN, Susan brings an exceptional blend of real-world experience and hard-earned knowledge to the podcasting stage. As the co-founder of a leading AI company, Susan harnesses her unique insider perspective to delve deep into the hearts and minds of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. She presents a candid and detailed account of their journeys, featuring enlightening discussions with illustrious founders like Glenn Stearns, Jesse Itzler, and Brandon Steiner. "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" captures the grit, passion, and relentless spirit of the entrepreneurial world in all its unforgiving yet rewarding glory. From the humble beginnings to the defining moments that change a business's path, Susan and her guests explore the intricate facets of entrepreneurship that are seldom discussed in mainstream narratives. Whether you are a seasoned business owner, a budding entrepreneur, or simply intrigued by the entrepreneurial landscape, this podcast is a treasure trove of hard-hitting truths and invaluable lessons. With Susan's industry insider perspective and her guests' unabashed honesty, listeners will gain a unique understanding of what it truly takes to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. Join Susan Sly every week for a new episode of "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship." Immerse yourself in the authentic, inspiring, and empowering stories of those who have dared to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Embark on your journey to success today with "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship".

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349. Disrupting the Real Estate and Rental Industry with Andrew Borovsky, Co-Founder of Visible
Get ready to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, real estate, and economic insights. Join Susan as she sits down for a captivating conversation with serial entrepreneur and trailblazing product designer Andrew Borovsky, Co-Founder of Visible.   Andrew's journey from the corridors of Adobe and Apple to his current role as a seasoned entrepreneur is nothing short of inspiring. In this episode, he takes us through his extensive career, sharing valuable insights gained from navigating the tumultuous waters of the 2008 financial crisis and his experiences at renowned companies such as Cadre, and Square.   Discover how these experiences have shaped Andrew's entrepreneurial path, influenced his innovative thinking, and developed his problem-solving mindset. But that's not all – Andrew's groundbreaking venture, Visible, is revolutionizing the real estate and rental landscape.   Through innovative solutions like Rent App, Visible is addressing critical issues such as rent payment collections, credit enhancement for renters, and simplifying real estate transactions. Andrew shares his wisdom as he discusses the power of storytelling in pitching ideas and draws inspiration from industry icons like Steve Jobs and Jack Dorsey.   Join us for a thought-provoking journey filled with entrepreneurial insights, real estate innovations, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. About Andrew Borovosky: Andrew Borovsky is a veteran product designer and serial entrepreneur with a track record of building impactful products. Andrew held executive leadership roles at Cash App, Cadre, and Square and co-founded 80/20 (acquired by Square). Before that, he was a principal designer at Apple and Adobe. Visible was founded by veteran executives formerly at Cash App, Square, Apple, Adobe, and Dropbox. We are leveraging decades of experience in fintech to build a financial network specifically for real estate. Our first product, Rent App – is the best way to pay or collect rent. Direct bank-to-bank transfers, no fees or limits, and the ability to build credit.   Connect with Andrew: Visible Website https://visible.xyz/ X https://twitter.com/vsbl_xyz Linkedin @andrewborovsky   About Susan Sly Susan Sly is the maven behind Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. An award-winning AI entrepreneur and MIT Sloan alumna, Susan has carved out a niche at the forefront of the AI revolution, earning accolades as a top AI innovator in 2023 and a key figure in real-time AI advancements for 2024. With a storied career that blends rigorous academic insight with astute market strategies, Susan has emerged as a formidable founder, a discerning angel investor, sought after speaker, and a venerated voice in the business world. Her insights have graced platforms from CNN to CNBC and been quoted in leading publications like Forbes and MarketWatch. At the helm of the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship podcast, Susan delivers unvarnished wisdom and strategies, empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business veterans alike to navigate the challenges of the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence. Dive deep into the essence of success with Susan Sly, and redefine your entrepreneurial journey.   Connect With Susan X @Susanslylive X @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Website https://susansly.com/  
55:39 4/10/24
348. Innovating Entrepreneurship: Aimee Schuster on AI, Marketing, and Empowering Diverse Founders
In this episode of "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship," Susan Sly has a dynamic conversation with Aimee Schuster, the founder of Bandwidth Strategy and a Josephine Collective angel network member. They discuss the challenges that women face in entrepreneurship and the importance of mentorship and support.    Aimee shares her journey from starting an eco-friendly business to becoming a fractional C-suite executive, emphasizing the value of risk tolerance and adaptability.    The discussion also covers the evolving landscape of work, the future of marketing in the age of AI, and the significance of building relationships for professional growth.    The episode is a blend of personal stories, professional insights, and a call to action for greater involvement of women in startups and angel investing.   About Aimee Schuster Aimee Schuster is an expert at marketing the invisible, having spent the last twenty-five years helping B2B organizations like Miller Heiman Group, DLA Piper and Homefinder.com build, advance and energize their lead generation programs. Aimee founded Bandwidth Strategy, a fractional CMO and COO consultancy, to help growth-stage organizations drive the right leads into the funnel that result in closed-won business. Aimee uses her experience and a bit of humor/improv (honed as a student at Second City) to create a common language among the all-too-often warring factions of sales and marketing. A go-to voice on sales-marketing alignment and workplace equity, her work has been featured in Fast Company and Business Insider.   Connect with Aimee LinkedIn @aimeehschuster Website https://www.bandwidthstrategy.com/   About Susan Sly Susan Sly is the maven behind Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. An award-winning AI entrepreneur and MIT Sloan alumna, Susan has carved out a niche at the forefront of the AI revolution, earning accolades as a top AI innovator in 2023 and a key figure in real-time AI advancements for 2024. With a storied career that blends rigorous academic insight with astute market strategies, Susan has emerged as a formidable founder, a discerning angel investor, sought after speaker, and a venerated voice in the business world. Her insights have graced platforms from CNN to CNBC and been quoted in leading publications like Forbes and MarketWatch. At the helm of the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship podcast, Susan delivers unvarnished wisdom and strategies, empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business veterans alike to navigate the challenges of the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence. Dive deep into the essence of success with Susan Sly, and redefine your entrepreneurial journey.   Connect With Susan X @Susanslylive X @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Website https://susansly.com/
46:39 4/3/24
347. Innovating the Wait: Zack Klima’s Journey from Detroit to Tech Visionary
In this episode of the "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" podcast, Susan Sly interviews Zackary Klima, the founder of WaitTime. Klima discusses his entrepreneurial journey, from the streets of Detroit to WaitTimes' Intel partnerships.    Zack shares insights from his early days, where he mastered communication and overcame fears in Detroit's business landscape. The conversation explores Detroit's challenges and Zack's passion for its revitalization, which shaped WaitTimes' mission to enhance customer experiences through technology.     Key moments underscore Zack’s perseverance, such as pitching to Dan Gilbert and joining a business accelerator with Intel. The episode showcases WaitTimes' collaboration with Intel, highlighting strategic partnerships and the role of technology in business expansion.    Join Susan and Zack for valuable lessons on tech frameworks, partnership optimization, and personal well-being, essential for aspiring entrepreneurs navigating the road to success. About Zack Klima: Zachary Klima is the founder, CEO, and creator of WaitTime, a company that provides artificial intelligence solutions for crowd management and customer experience optimization. He has over nine years of experience in leading the global implementation strategy of WaitTime, overseeing partnerships with major sports, entertainment, and hospitality organizations.   Klima conceived WaitTime in 2013 and was selected out of more than 500 applicants for participation in the rigorous Bizdom startup accelerator founded by Quicken Loan's renowned executive Dan Gilbert. Prior to WaitTime, he was in the field of architecture, design, and sales engineering, where he developed skills in marketing communications, new business development, and graphic design. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy and has published a book and a patent on his innovative ideas. He is passionate about the gentrification of Detroit and the potential of AI to transform the world.   Connect with Zack: Website https://www.thewaittimes.com/ LinkedIn @zackklima LinkedIn @company/waittime   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is the maven behind Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. An award-winning AI entrepreneur and MIT Sloan alumna, Susan has carved out a niche at the forefront of the AI revolution, earning accolades as a top AI innovator in 2023 and a key figure in real-time AI advancements for 2024. With a storied career that blends rigorous academic insight with astute market strategies, Susan has emerged as a formidable founder, a discerning angel investor, sought after speaker, and a venerated voice in the business world. Her insights have graced platforms from CNN to CNBC and been quoted in leading publications like Forbes and MarketWatch. At the helm of the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship podcast, Susan delivers unvarnished wisdom and strategies, empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business veterans alike to navigate the challenges of the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence. Dive deep into the essence of success with Susan Sly, and redefine your entrepreneurial journey.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive LinkedIn @susansly Website https://susansly.com/      
46:37 3/27/24
346. The Simple Action That Led to Serious Growth with Andrew Bart, Co-Founder of AlgoFace
Join Susan Sly for a captivating discussion with Andrew Bart, CEO and co-founder of Algo Face, as they probe into his entrepreneurial journey and unique approach.   Andrew's story spans from balancing a business part-time with a full-time C-suite role to turning personal loss into a successful venture, showcasing resilience and positivity.   Discover the power of networking, family values, and organic community building as Andrew shares insights from his 15-year journey of hosting gatherings and connecting like-minded individuals.   Explore Algo Face's groundbreaking work in face AI solutions, which enable hyper-realistic digital avatars and vital sign detection.    Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit with Andrew's wisdom on staying grounded, fostering genuine connections, and serving others while making magic happen in business.   About Andrew Bart: Andrew has 20 years of experience as an early and growth stage C-Suite executive focused on business development, strategic partnerships, venture building, and scaling technology organizations.   Andrew’s career highlights include serving on the startup team at iCrossing (exited to Hearst $325MM), bootstrapping a Supply Chain MarTech venture from ideation to exit, operating a 50+ technology venture portfolio spanning six continents, serving as a lead investor and growth executive at ClearVoice (exited to FIVERR $600MM IPO), and serving as growth executive of InterPayments (acquired by InterPrivate). Andrew graduated with honors from Arizona State University.   Connect with Andrew:   Website algoface.ai Linkedin @andrew-bart-4a904041/   About Susan Sly:   Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/    
41:29 3/20/24
345. Breaking Bias, Setting Boundaries, and Revolutionizing FemTech with Lisa Marceau, Co-Founder of Joyuus
In this empowering episode of the "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" podcast, Susan Sly engages in a candid conversation with Lisa Marceau, the Co-Founder of Joyuus. Lisa and her dedicated team aim to bridge the gap in maternal care, offering solutions for diverse populations in women's postpartum health and Femtech innovation.   Throughout the episode, Susan and Lisa share their personal experiences with gender bias and the challenges they face in fundraising, shedding light on the imperative need for inclusivity in the entrepreneurial landscape.   Their conversation extends to navigating uncertainties, juggling multiple roles as founders, setting boundaries, and the pivotal role of collaboration and networking. Lisa reframes the approach to networking, emphasizing its value-driven and energizing nature.   This episode is for entrepreneurs eager to learn more about increased accessibility in startups, uncovering the ways to leverage their business superpower and make a meaningful impact in the world.   About Lisa Marceau: Lisa Marceau is an experienced professional in the field of health and fem tech. She founded Alpha Millennial Health to help companies adapt to the changing health and work environment. Her work in maternal and women's health led to the founding of Joyuus, a digital health program for new moms. Lisa has a master’s in public health from Boston University and a Professional MBA Certificate from Bryant University. She has won numerous industry awards and presents workshops on startup funding. She is committed to bringing equity to the health journey and welcomes collaboration.   Connect With Lisa: Website www.alphamhealth.com  Website www.joyuus.com LinkedIn @lisamarceau LinkedIn @company/joyuus   About Susan Sly:   Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/      
53:13 3/12/24
344. The AI Tipping Point: Entrepreneurs at the Crossroads with Host Susan Sly, Tech Co-Founder
Dive deep into the evolving world of artificial intelligence (AI) with host Susan Sly in a pivotal episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship: “The AI Tipping Point: Entrepreneurs at the Crossroads.” This thought-provoking episode unpacks the latest controversies shaking the foundation of AI development, including Elon Musk’s lawsuit against OpenAI for breaching its founding mission and the collective decision by tech giants to pause AI research. Discover the implications of these events for entrepreneurs navigating the AI revolution, and explore actionable strategies for integrating AI into your business ethically and effectively.   Join Susan as she discusses: The specifics of Musk’s legal battle with OpenAI and what it means for AI ethics and transparency. The reasons behind the global pause in AI development by leading organizations and its impact on the future of AI regulation. Cutting-edge statistics on AI’s growth, showcasing its rapid adoption across industries and highlighting the opportunities and challenges it presents to entrepreneurs. Expert advice on leveraging AI for innovation, operational efficiency, and building a resilient business model in the face of AI’s disruptive potential.     “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship” brings you unfiltered insights and strategies from the frontlines of the digital revolution. Whether you’re an AI startup founder, a tech entrepreneur, or simply fascinated by the transformative power of artificial intelligence, this episode is your guide to staying informed, adaptable, and ahead in the AI era.   Subscribe now and join Susan Sly on this enlightening journey through the intersection of AI and entrepreneurship. Let’s navigate the AI revolution together, fostering innovation while championing ethical practices in the dynamic landscape of AI development.   About Susan Sly:   Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/    
25:54 3/7/24
343. Every Entrepreneur Should Be Doing This on LinkedIn. Resident social media expert and co-founder of Agency 8, Avery Sly shares how to get more organic traction.
Welcome to another powerful episode of "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" hosted by Susan Sly. In this episode, Susan is joined by her daughter, Avery Sly, who serves as the Marketing Manager and Director of Brand Development at Agency 8. Together, they dive deep into LinkedIn and its powerful tool – newsletters.   Avery, a seasoned entrepreneurial social media expert, shares her expertise on why LinkedIn has become a priority for her agency, emphasizing its professional tone and the increasing popularity among business professionals. The episode focuses on LinkedIn newsletters, and Avery walks the listeners through the remarkable results she has achieved with her newsletter, "Unicorn Social."   Discover the secrets to optimizing your LinkedIn profile as Avery provides practical tips on profile and cover photos and creates attention-grabbing headlines. The discussion also highlights the role of AI tools, such as Microsoft Copilot, in crafting newsletter content while maintaining authenticity.   Join Susan and Avery as they explore the impact of consistent posting on LinkedIn, building trust, and establishing thought leadership in the professional networking space.    Whether you're a business owner or a professional looking to leverage LinkedIn, this episode offers valuable insights and actionable tips to enhance your presence on this dynamic platform.   About Avery Sly: Avery Sly is the Marketing Manager, Director of Brand Development  and Co-Founder at Agency 8, a digital marketing agency specializing in helping business owners and start-up founders succeed. In her role, Avery provides various social media management services and oversees a team of talented digital marketers. Avery works closely with her clients to help them achieve their marketing goals and works with various clients ranging from tech startups to car dealerships.   Avery emphasizes continuously honing her business skills and recently received a graduate certificate from MIT in Artificial Intelligence and its Implications for Business Strategy. Outside the office, Avery enjoys spending time with her cat Theo and dog Aero. Avery is also an automotive enthusiast and an avid foodie who is always searching for new recipes!   Connect With Avery: Website: www.agency8.com Instagram: @averysly LinkedIn: @averysly Tiktok: @drivewithaves   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/rawandrealentrepreneurs
31:50 2/28/24
342. Empowering Minds: Gregory Shepard's Neurodivergent Entrepreneurial Journey & $900M Plus in Exits
Join Susan Sly on the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Podcast as she talks to Gregory Shepard, Co-Founder of BOSS Capital Partners, about his unconventional journey as an entrepreneur. Gregory's unique global perspective and challenging experiences set him apart from traditional C-suite executives.   In this episode, Gregory discusses the transformative power of entrepreneurship, starting over, and navigating neurodivergence in the business world. He shares his approach to tackling challenges, adapting to change, and building a supportive team.   With 20 years of experience as a startup veteran, 14 successful liquidity events, and key roles in a $925M transaction with four PE awards, Gregory is an impressive entrepreneur who believes in empowering young entrepreneurs and envisions a new era in angel investing deal-making.   Listen to Gregory's entrepreneurial journey, including importing Rubik's cubes and selling exotic pets. The episode is packed with insights and showcases Gregory Shepard's unwavering commitment to turning challenges into opportunities for growth and success.   About Gregory Shepard Greg is a 20 year startup veteran and serial entrepreneur with 14 liquidity events under his belt, two of which were sold as part of a $925M transaction that won 4 PE awards for transactions between $250M-$1B. A ForbesBooks author and has written over 100 articles published in 25 national and international publications. A TEDX speaker and keynote speaker for universities, associations and conferences worldwide. He is the Host of Meet The BOSS Forbes Radio show and has been featured as a guest on over 25 popular podcasts as well as numerous network TV and radio shows. Greg Co-Founded BOSS Capital Partners, a global syndicate for investing in tech startups worldwide. Greg Co-Founded BOSSStartupScience the learning center is based on Greg’s Business Operating Support System (BOSS) an open source methodology developed to empower entrepreneurs while increasing startup success rate.   Connect with Gregory Facebook @GregoryJShepard Instagram @gregshepard_ LinkedIn @gregshepard Twitter @GregShepard_ Website https://www.gregoryshepard.com/   About Susan Sly Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
56:50 2/19/24
341. Tech with Heart: Unleashing AI Innovation for Pets with Susan Groeneveld, Founder of Sylvester.ai
In this empowering episode of ‘Raw and Real Entrepreneurship’, Susan Sly sits down with a remarkable guest, Susan Groeneveld, the visionary founder of Sylvester.ai. Get ready for a deep dive into entrepreneurship as Susan Groeneveld shares her inspiring journey of founding and leading Sylvester.ai, a cutting-edge company at the intersection of technology and predictive healthcare to improve animal health.   Susan Sly engages in a candid conversation with Susan Groeneveld, exploring the challenges and triumphs of building a business with a mission to make a positive impact. Discover the raw and real aspects of entrepreneurship, from the initial spark of an idea to navigating the complexities of the tech industry.   In this episode, listeners will gain valuable insights into the innovative work Sylvester.ai is doing in artificial intelligence and its application in veterinary medicine. Susan Groeneveld's passion for entrepreneurship and animal welfare shines through as she shares the story behind Sylvester.ai's mission to improve the lives of our furry friends.   Tune in for an authentic and enlightening conversation that delves into the heart of entrepreneurship, touching on the highs, lows, and everything in between. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned business leader, or simply curious about the intersection of technology and a purpose-driven business,  this episode is a must-listen.   About Susan Groeneveld Susan Groeneveld is a distinguished serial entrepreneur with specialization in agricultural science and technology based businesses. Her 25 year career has included leading commercialization for some of the largest global companies in animal health and agriculture, co-founding an award winning North American marketing agency- WS, a globally recognized not for profit in animal health and most recently Sylvester.ai. In 2023, her outstanding contributions were recognized as a top 5 finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year for Women in AI across North America. This recognition underscores Susan's impact and leadership in the dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence. Her passion for innovation, coupled with her dedication to addressing global challenges, positions her as a driving force in the ongoing transformation of agriculture and animal health sectors.   Connect with Susan Groeneveld Linkedin @susangroeneveldab Website https://www.sylvester.ai/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/  
51:42 2/12/24
340. Raw and Real Entrepreneurship: Embracing Pivots and Confronting Disappointments with Lori Harder
In this revealing episode of “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship,” Susan engages in an intimate conversation with Lori Harder, the innovative force behind www.loriharder.com and the exciting new venture, www.getgloci.com. Friends for over 15 years, Susan and Lori delve into the emotional complexities of pivoting in business and the inherent fear of disappointing others.   This episode takes listeners through the tumultuous yet rewarding business transformation process. Drawing on her experiences with www.getgloci.com, Lori offers invaluable insights into the resilience and bravery needed to navigate change. Susan and Lori candidly discuss the inner turmoil and external challenges accompanying shifting business directions, highlighting the emotional aspect of entrepreneurial decision-making.   Their conversation is vulnerable and rich with wisdom, shedding light on coping with the fear of judgment and the significance of staying true to one’s vision amid adversity.   Join Susan and Lori in this episode for an unscripted, heartfelt exploration of the trials and triumphs of entrepreneurship. This episode is essential listening for anyone facing the challenges of business pivoting and seeking guidance on how to overcome the fear of disappointing others while pursuing their authentic path.   About Lori Harder: Lori Harder has built 3 separate seven-figure businesses. She is the Founder and CEO of the beauty hydration company, glōci, the best-selling author of A Tribe Called Bliss, a transformational speaker, and the host of The Earn Your Happy podcast with over 65 million downloads. Her career started in fitness as a 3X fitness world champion, 11X fitness cover model, and gym owner. She’s had thousands of students attend her events, go through her courses and be in her membership programs. Her biggest passion is creating products and companies that support ambitious women to grow their businesses and dreams.   Connect with Lori: Instagram @loriharder Website https://getgloci.com/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
48:23 2/5/24
339. Democratizing Startup Funding and Investing: Josh Chodniewicz Unleashing Fundify’s Bold Mission
Get ready for a no-holds-barred episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship as Susan dives into the audacious world of Josh Chodniewicz, the trailblazing founder of Fundify. In an unfiltered conversation, Josh reveals how he’s flipping the script on startup investing, smashing barriers, and levelling the playing field for investors and entrepreneurs alike.   Enter the realm of Fundify, Josh’s revolutionary platform disrupting the startup investment game. It’s not your run-of-the-mill investment site; it’s a renegade force democratizing access to startup capital. Whether you’re an accredited investor or just starting out, Fundify is the place where you can start investing with just a buck. Josh breaks down how he’s reshaping the investment landscape, making it inclusive, transparent, and downright fair for everyone.   We get raw with Josh’s entrepreneurial saga, from his first gig selling eggs to masterminding Art.com, a digital art powerhouse. Hear about the gritty reality of bootstrapping Art.com with just $35,000 and zero outside funding, a testament to Josh’s relentless hustle and tenacity.   Josh’s influence stretches far beyond Fundify. Discover his role in Mach 10 Ventures and how he’s been a game-changer for startups like Mixbook, hailed as “The Best Online Photo Book Services” by the Wall Street Journal. Josh has a knack for spotting winners early and guiding them to glory.   In a constantly shifting startup ecosystem, Josh Chodniewicz and Fundify are the ultimate disruptors. They’re not just changing the game; they’re rewriting the rules. Get the unvarnished truth about Josh’s vision and Fundify’s earth-shattering impact in this explosive episode.   Meet Josh Chodniewicz Meet Josh Chodniewicz, the maverick entrepreneur and visionary behind Fundify and Art.com. A leading figure in crowdfunding, startup investing, and entrepreneurial hustle, Josh is a force of nature, pushing boundaries and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors.   Connect with Josh LinkedIn  @jchod Website https://www.fundify.com/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
35:32 1/29/24
338. Susan Sly, Tech Co-Founder: Hacks for Building Your Personal Brand and Why LinkedIn Matters for Entrepreneurs
In this episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship, Susan Sly dives deep into personal branding, particularly focusing on the transformative power of LinkedIn. As a platform boasting over 310 million active monthly users, LinkedIn is a goldmine for entrepreneurs seeking to establish credibility, network with industry leaders, and unlock a world of opportunities.    Key Takeaways from the episode Discover how a robust personal brand on LinkedIn can position you as an industry leader. Learn how Susan's personal brand has opened doors to incredible opportunities she never thought possible. Get actionable tips to elevate your LinkedIn presence rapidly.   Your brand is your unique signature in the professional landscape, and LinkedIn serves as the canvas where it can flourish. Whether you aim to position yourself as an industry leader, unlock unprecedented opportunities, or rapidly elevate your presence, the key lies in consistency, authenticity, and strategic networking. This episode is a must-listen for those seeking to build and expand their brand in the competitive business landscape.   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/   Please note that our recommendations are based on our honest opinions and experiences. We strive to provide valuable and unbiased information to our listeners.  Before making any purchasing decisions, we recommend doing your own research to ensure that a product or service is suitable for your needs.  This podcast may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  
29:52 1/24/24
337. SaaS Maverick: Kieran O’Brien’s Double Exit Playbook at 24
Buckle up for a wild ride on this episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship, where we slice through the fluff and get down to business with Kieran O’Brien, the 24-year-old SaaS sensation with two massive exits.   We’re tearing into the raw and real truth of startup warfare – from the adrenaline of pitching to a sea of investors to the cutthroat fundraising strategies. Kieran breaks down the game of picking your business allies – mercenaries or missionaries?   Plus, we’re diving deep into the art of perfect market timing. This isn’t your usual entrepreneurial chitchat; it’s a raw, unfiltered peek into the playbook of a young entrepreneur rewriting the rules of the SaaS world. Get ready to have your mind blown!   About Kieran O'Brien Kieran O’Brien is a 24 year old entrepreneur, marketer, and technology founder. Kieran is currently the Founder & CEO of Shopgenie, a vertical SaaS platform for the $800B automotive repair industry.   Connect with Kieran: Instagram @kieranobrien  X @thekieranobrien Website ShopGenie.io   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: X @Susanslylive X  @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
42:21 1/15/24
336. Overcoming Entrepreneurial Depression: Ashley Stanford’s Journey from Ice Cream Social Co-Founder to Digital Marketing Maven
In this empowering episode of “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship,” join Susan Sly as she delves into the candid and inspiring story of Ashley Stanford, the co-founder of Ice Cream Social and a digital marketing freelancer. Discover the raw and real truth about entrepreneurial depression, a challenge that Ashley has bravely faced and overcome. This episode offers a deep dive into the world of problem-solving and resilience, showcasing how Ashley’s journey from a small-town girl with big dreams in Ohio to a successful entrepreneur in Southern California is a testament to the power of determination and learning. Whether you’re struggling with your own entrepreneurial journey or seeking inspiration to learn and grow, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in to hear Ashley’s invaluable insights and learn how you, too, can overcome obstacles and achieve anything you set your mind to.   About Ashley Stanford: Ashley Stanford, a seasoned Digital Marketing Consultant and Freelancing Expert, boasts over 15 years of diverse experience in the digital marketing realm. Specializing in crafting strategic marketing plans and optimizing tactics for enhanced client performance, her expertise spans the Events & Entertainment, Medical Device/Healthcare, and Finance Technology sectors. Ashley serves as the EVP of Client Strategy at TicketSocket and is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Ice Cream Social—a widget facilitating word-of-mouth marketing and collecting valuable first-party data for websites and checkout flows. Ice Cream Social is supported by Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech, which invested in the company in early 2022. Ashley's comprehensive background includes roles across customer acquisition, email, search, and content marketing, solidifying her as a trusted authority in the field.   Connect With Ashley: LinkedIn @ashcline Facebook @AshNCline X @AshleyCline Website https://ashleyncline.com/ Website https://icecreamsocial.io/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: X @Susanslylive X  @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
48:22 1/8/24
335. Silencing The Critics: With the Founder of Blueroot and Cofounder of Croux, Jennifer Ryan
Prepare for a “must-listen” experience as we delve deep into the raw and real world of entrepreneurship with Jennifer Ryan, the entrepreneurial force behind Croux (www.croux.co) and the visionary founder of Blueroot (https://bluerootco.com/).   Jennifer takes us on her riveting journey from zero to entrepreneurial hero in this electrifying episode. With no prior experience, she fearlessly navigated the turbulent waters of business, defying critics and forging her path to success. Her story is a testament to the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship.   Discover the art of silencing skeptics and harnessing the power of resilience as Jennifer shares her secrets for turning doubters into believers. Learn from her invaluable insights on selecting the perfect investors, avoiding common pitfalls, and propelling your business toward unparalleled success.   But that’s not all—Jennifer’s wisdom extends to the extraordinary power of new beginnings. Gain inspiration from her experiences as she showcases how fresh starts can lead to remarkable transformations.   Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, this episode is a “must-listen.” Join us as we journey alongside Jennifer Ryan, the Cofounder of Croux and Founder of Blueroot, to uncover the keys to entrepreneurial triumph.   Tune in now and prepare for a transformative episode destined to make waves on the top ten iTunes podcast charts. Don’t miss out on this riveting exploration of entrepreneurship’s highs and lows!   About Jennifer Ryan: Ever pondered the heart of local economies? For Jennifer Ryan, it's rooted in the intersections of food, work, and community. Born in southern California and refined in New York City and Silicon Valley, Jennifer blends global thinking with local action.   As the founder of BLUEROOT, she brought healthy, fast-casual dining to the forefront. Notably, BLUEROOT has been recognized as Alabama’s 2023 Restaurant of the Year finalist by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, with the decision slated for 10/30. Jennifer's efforts have not gone unnoticed, earning her accolades including a nod as Entrepreneur of the Year by Les Dames d'Escoffier. Connect With Jennifer: LinkedIn @jennifer-ryan-0b444417/ Website https://www.croux.co/ Website https://bluerootco.com/our-roots/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: X @Susanslylive X  @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/      
56:47 1/1/24
334. Interview with Kathy Coover: Co-Founder of a 8 Billion Dollar Company Shares her Strategies for Overcoming Challenges
Join host Susan Sly as she engages in a powerful conversation with the remarkable Kathy Coover. Together, they discuss the depths of entrepreneurship, navigating crises, and forging ahead despite life's most challenging hurdles.   Kathy imparts invaluable wisdom on handling crises with grace, emphasizing the importance of mentors, professional guidance, and maintaining a positive outlook. She unravels her daily triumvirate—physical, mental, and spiritual wins—to foster resilience and maintain focus.   Moreover, she addresses the challenge of focus in a world brimming with distractions, underscoring the significance of clarity in one's goals and unwavering determination. Kathy's healing journey after a severe injury is a testament to the transformative power of focus and commitment. (This special edition was recorded in front of a live studio audience).   About Kathy Coover: Kathy Coover is the co-founder and co-chairman of a global brand in the direct sales industry.  As a pioneer in the health and wellness arena, she has helped transform people’s livelihoods into meaningful businesses that create wellbeing, fulfillment, and health.  Long before the gig economy existed in the United States, Kathy saw a sea change coming. Her business is responsible for economic growth, community improvements, and a health and nutrition wave like no other.   Connect with Kathy: Website  www.KathyCoover.com Instagram  @cooverkathy Facebook @kathy.coover.7   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: X @Susanslylive X @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/
41:02 12/26/23
333. Interview with Chelsey Roney, Co-Founder of Proxi: Charting Success: The Journey from Finance to Tech Titan - A Mom’s Tale of Triumph
Join Susan Sly on this enlightening episode of Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Podcast as we delve into the inspiring story of Chelsey Roney, co-founder of Proxi (https://www.proxi.co). Discover how Chelsey, a remarkable entrepreneur and mother, leaped from finance at Boeing to B2B omnichannel marketing at Microsoft and eventually to tech entrepreneurship.   In this candid conversation, Chelsey shares her unique journey of founding a SaaS company while in college, leading it to a significant exit, and her bold move to acquire and grow another company. We dissect the courage required to venture into unknown business territories and the lessons learned from business regrets.   Learn how Chelsey balanced her professional aspirations with motherhood and gain insights into her strategies for growing a tech business with no prior background in the field. This episode is a must-listen for aspiring entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners, and anyone fascinated by the intersection of tech, business innovation, and personal growth.   Tune in to “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship” for this empowering story of resilience, adaptability, and success.   About Chelsey Roney: Chelsey Roney brings her business-building and strategy experience to Proxi, where she serves as COO and leads a team of 5, growing the business through sales and marketing. After graduating from Texas A&M, Chelsey joined Boeing where she worked in financial planning and analysis and Microsoft where she worked in a demand center that focused on B2B omnichannel marketing. She grew and sold two businesses: a SaaS business in the University space, and a local services business. Chelsey is also an active member of her community, dedicated parent, and passionate supporter of women and business.   Connect with Chelsey: Website proxi.co LinkedIn@chelseyroney X@chelseyroney Instagram@chelseyroney   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
53:52 12/18/23
332. Interview with Matt Holland, CEO and co-founder of Field Effect: A $32 Million A-Round, Walking Away from a PhD - How This Founder is Securing Success in Cybersecurity by Serving an Underserved M
In this captivating episode of “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship,” host Susan Sly sits down with Matt Holland, CEO and co-founder of Field Effect, to delve into his remarkable journey in cybersecurity. Holland, who boldly decided to walk away from completing his PhD, shares his unique insights into the transition from academia to entrepreneurship. The conversation takes a deep dive into the nuances of bootstrapping a company, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of building a business from the ground up.   Listeners will be particularly intrigued by the discussion on strategic financial decisions, including when and why Field Effect decided to engage in a significant Series A funding round, successfully raising $30.34 million U.S. dollars. This episode sheds light on the importance of cybersecurity in our digital age and provides valuable lessons on resilience, strategic planning, and the power of believing in one’s vision.   Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a business veteran, or someone fascinated by the intersection of technology and business, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, showcasing the real and raw path to entrepreneurial success.   About Matt Holland: Matt Holland is a prominent figure in the cyber security industry, known for his extensive experience as an ex-cyber spy and successful entrepreneur. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of Field Effect, a cyber security company that provides powerful and complete protection for businesses of all sizes from cyber attacks. Founded in 2016, the company was bootstrapped by Matt and only recently brought on investors to the tune of $30 million. Prior to Field Effect, Matt co-founded and bootstrapped an intelligence tradecraft company called Linchpin Labs, which grew to become the commercial world leader at what it did. It was sold in 2018 as part of a bundled $200 million deal alongside partner company Azimuth.   Connect with Matt: Facebook @FieldEffectSoftware Instagram @fieldeffectsoftware LinkedIn @field-effect-software X @fieldeffectsoft YouTube @fieldeffectsoft Website https://fieldeffect.com/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: X @Susanslylive X @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
44:57 12/11/23
331. Susan Sly, Tech Co-Founder: The $100 Million Blueprint: Unveiling the Secrets of Business Valuation
Welcome to “The $100 Million Blueprint: Unveiling the Secrets of Business Valuation,” a must-listen episode of the acclaimed podcast series, Raw and Real Entrepreneurship.   In this eye-opening episode, we dive deep into the intricacies of scaling a business to an astounding $100 million valuation. Join Susan Sly, a seasoned entrepreneur and business coach, as she unravels the complex tapestry of company valuation in today’s dynamic market. What sets apart companies valued at $100 million from the rest? It’s not just about revenues or profits; it’s a sophisticated interplay of market trends, growth potential, and strategic innovation. With the backdrop of recent shifts in economic conditions, such as rising interest rates and changing investor mindsets, this episode offers a timely exploration of what it takes to reach such a lofty valuation.   Hear the incredible stories of diverse founders who have triumphed in this challenge. Their narratives are more than just success stories; they’re a treasure trove of innovation, resilience, and customer-centricity lessons.   “The $100 Million Blueprint” isn’t just about numbers and statistics. It’s a journey into the heart of entrepreneurial spirit, packed with actionable insights, expert advice, and the unspoken truths of business success. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a seasoned business owner, or simply curious about business valuation, this episode is your gateway to understanding the nuances of building a high-value company.   Tune in to Raw and Real Entrepreneurship for this enlightening episode and take the first step toward understanding the blueprint of a $100 million valuation. Your journey to scaling new entrepreneurial heights begins here!   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/  
37:25 12/6/23
330. Susan Sly, Tech Co-Founder: OpenAI's Restructure, Q-Star, and Why the Board Collapse of OpenAI Is Relevant to Every Founder
In this episode, Susan unpacks the whirlwind saga of Sam Altman, the visionary CEO and co-founder of OpenAI. She also dissects the stunning news of his removal, the shockwaves it sent across the tech community, and the unprecedented decision to bring him back into the fold.   Join Susan as she explores Q-Star, a mysterious player making bold moves in AI advancement, and what this development could mean for the future of artificial intelligence.   Susan also takes a critical look at the unraveling of the OpenAI board, drawing lessons on governance, trust, and the power struggles at play in high-stakes entrepreneurship.   This episode isn’t just about the titans of AI; it’s a lesson for entrepreneurs everywhere on navigating the complexities of leadership, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of groundbreaking technology. Tune in to hear all about the chaos, the comebacks, and the cutting-edge of AI on “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship.”   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/      
36:31 11/29/23
329. Interview with John St.Pierre, Serial Entrepreneur: From Forced Exit to Creating a $100 Million Enterprise
Join Susan Sly and her guest, John St. Pierre, a serial entrepreneur who has navigated the tumultuous business world, co-founding and leading multimillion-dollar ventures. John's journey is one of resilience, learning from monumental successes and poignant failures.   In this riveting episode, John shares the raw truth behind his tumultuous 15-year entrepreneurial journey, highlighted by founding a company that soared to over $50,000,000 in revenues, only to face unexpected firing and a gruelling legal battle. His resilience shines as he recounts the pivotal moments that forced him to make tough decisions and stand up for his beliefs.   From the dot-com boom and bust to learning crucial lessons from failures, John's story encapsulates the rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship. His experiences shaped invaluable principles that transformed subsequent ventures, leading to the growth of a construction facilities maintenance company surpassing $100,000,000.   Join Susan and John as they explore the nuanced realities of entrepreneurship, unpacking John's seven principles to build a thriving business while avoiding pitfalls.   About John St. Pierre:  John St. Pierre, an accomplished entrepreneur with a remarkable 25-year journey marked by significant successes and invaluable lessons from failures. John is not just an entrepreneur; he is a visionary leader who co-founded and scaled two companies to over $50M+ in global revenues.    John embarked on his entrepreneurial career while still in college, kick-starting his journey as a franchisee for College Pro Painters. John's journey includes stints with HandymanOnline.com, WorldAtMyDoor, and the co-founding of Legacy Global Sports, BrandPoint Services, and Rhombus Group.   With Legacy Global Sports rapidly reaching $50M+ in global revenues and BrandPoint Services now a $100M+ enterprise, John has been a driving force in his companies' success. His role as the majority owner and chairperson of Rhombus Group, a holding company comprising several small businesses, has allowed him to inspire other entrepreneurs and help them achieve their goals. John is also the author of "The $100M Journey," where he shares the 7 principles for entrepreneurial success.   Connect with John: Website https://entrepreneursunited.us Website https://100mjourney.com/ LinkedIn @johnstpierre X @johnstpierre100   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
48:34 11/27/23
328. Interview with Elijah Meeks, Co-Founder of Noteable: AI's Ethics & Entrepreneurial Challenges Ahead (Part 2)
In part two of this conversation, Susan Sly and Elijah Meeks, Co-Founder and CO-CEO of Noteable, dive deeper into the transformational power of AI-driven tools in data science and analytics.    Ethical considerations also surface, particularly regarding AI’s role in content creation and cultural impact. Elijah paints a thought-provoking picture of a future where AI-generated media isolates individuals within personalized experiences, altering the fabric of shared culture.   The conversation gets into the regulatory challenges surrounding AI, echoing the difficulty in legislating its use due to its pervasive nature. The discussion contemplates the inevitable expansion of AI’s influence and the need for a rational, ethical approach to integration into daily life.   Susan and Elijah explore the chaos and opportunity within this AI revolution, inviting entrepreneurs to harness this transformative wave in ways yet unimagined. Don’t miss this thought-provoking episode!     About Elijah Meeks: Elijah Meeks is known for his pioneering work in the digital humanities while at Stanford, where he was the technical lead for acclaimed works like ORBIS and Kindred Britain. After that, he joined Netflix as its first Senior Data Visualization Engineer, where he created the charting library Semiotic and brought cutting-edge data visualization techniques to the A/B testing platform and analytical applications for stakeholders across the organization, including algorithms, membership, people analytics, content, image testing, and social media. He is a prolific writer, speaker, and leader in the field of data visualization, the co-founder and first executive director of the Data Visualization Society, and the author of the bestselling book D3.js in Action. Connect with Elijah: LinkedIn @elijah-meeks Twitter @Elijah_Meeks  Website https://noteable.io/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/
30:18 11/20/23
327. Interview with Elijah Meeks, Co-Founder of Noteable: Decoding Netflix Culture and Remote Work Revolution (Part 1)
In this episode, Susan interviews Elijah Meeks, the Co-Founder of Noteable, for a candid conversation about his journey from studying ancient Chinese civilizations to co-founding a tech company.   Elijah shares his transition experience from academia to tech, highlighting his challenges in adopting new tools and methodologies. He reflects on the importance of embracing contrarian thinking and being open to unexpected skills that set him apart in data visualization.   As one of the co-founders of Noteable, Elijah provides insights into the founding journey, sharing the fortunate timing of starting a remote-first company amid a pandemic. He delves into the role of computational notebooks in shaping the future of collaborative data-driven documents and how Noteable aims to bridge the gap between code-first and GUI-first tools.   Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation exploring the intersection of technology, culture, and entrepreneurship, offering valuable lessons and perspectives for business founders and entrepreneurs navigating the ever-changing tech industry landscape. Get ready for an episode that's raw, real, and filled with entrepreneurial wisdom.   About Elijah Meeks: Elijah Meeks is known for his pioneering work in the digital humanities while at Stanford, where he was the technical lead for acclaimed works like ORBIS and Kindred Britain. After that, he joined Netflix as its first Senior Data Visualization Engineer, where he created the charting library Semiotic and brought cutting-edge data visualization techniques to the A/B testing platform and analytical applications for stakeholders across the organization, including algorithms, membership, people analytics, content, image testing, and social media. He is a prolific writer, speaker, and leader in the field of data visualization, the co-founder and first executive director of the Data Visualization Society, and the author of the bestselling book D3.js in Action. Connect with Elijah: LinkedIn @elijah-meeks Twitter @Elijah_Meeks  Website https://noteable.io/   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/  
31:35 11/13/23
326. Interview with David Ledgerwood, Co-Founder of Add1Zero: Overcoming Entrepreneurial Anxiety Despite Losing Multiple Businesses (Part 2)
In this episode of the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Podcast, Susan Sly continues with part two of her interview with David Ledgerwood, the co-founder of Add1Zero.    David shares his essential shift in perspective when he realized that relationships and personal well-being are at the core of success. David shares his unique approach to business, emphasizing the importance of protecting what truly matters while maintaining an abundance mindset.   Together, they explore various aspects of entrepreneurship, from understanding your ideal customer profile to the value of being in charge of your destiny. David's candid stories and Susan's thoughtful insights make this episode a valuable resource for both seasoned entrepreneurs and those just starting on their entrepreneurial journey.   Tune in for a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion that will leave you motivated and ready to take your entrepreneurial journey to the next level.   About David Ledgerwood: David Ledgerwood serves as the Managing Partner at Add1Zero, a company specializing in end-to-end sales execution for tech-enabled B2B service firms looking to scale from six to seven digits in revenue. With a remarkable career sales record exceeding $50 million and an average deal size of over $150,000, he boasts over a decade of experience in software and service sales. His leadership has been instrumental in guiding multiple companies to mid-7 figure growth.   Connect with David: Website www.add1zero.co  LinkedIN @davidledgerwood   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
33:44 11/6/23
325. Interview with David Ledgerwood, Co-Founder of Add1Zero: How to Create Your Own Momentum in This Down Economy
In part one of this two-part episode, Susan Sly dives deep into entrepreneurship with David Ledgerwood, the Co-Founder of Add1Zero. With over two decades of experience in the business world, David's journey from professional services at PwC to crafting code for Fortune 500 giants like UPS, JP Morgan Chase, and Aetna is nothing short of inspiring.   In part one of this conversation, you'll hear David's insights on the current business landscape. He shares his experiences with the unprecedented challenges faced by businesses in recent times, notably the low lead volumes in Q2 and Q3. David discusses how the COVID hangover may still affect decision-makers and how this has impacted businesses across the board.   He questions why the focus in the startup world often revolves around raising capital and securing funding when revenue is, in his view, the true lifeblood of any enterprise. David emphasizes the importance of building a robust cash reserve and cultivating a culture of revenue generation within your company.   David also sheds light on the changing financial landscape, including rising interest rates and the end of an era where money was essentially free. He emphasizes the importance of being prepared for economic downturns and highlights the role of having a financial safety net. David suggests that maintaining a side consulting company as a personal financial buffer has been a key strategy for navigating the peaks and troughs of entrepreneurship.   Join Susan Sly and David Ledgerwood in this candid and insightful conversation that will inspire and educate entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey!   About David Ledgerwood: David Ledgerwood serves as the Managing Partner at Add1Zero, a company specializing in end-to-end sales execution for tech-enabled B2B service firms looking to scale from six to seven digits in revenue. With a remarkable career sales record exceeding $50 million and an average deal size of over $150,000, he boasts over a decade of experience in software and service sales. His leadership has been instrumental in guiding multiple companies to mid-7 figure growth.   Connect with David: Website www.add1zero.co  LinkedIN @davidledgerwood   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/
24:50 11/1/23
324. Susan Sly, Tech Co-Founder: What the War in Israel Means For Entrepreneurs
In this episode, Susan addresses a topic impacting not only the world but also entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners. The war in Israel, a deeply divisive issue, holds significance for anyone in the business world. Susan explores the five key factors that may influence your business strategy during these challenging times. From supply chain disruptions and tech company collaborations to hiring, she delves into how these aspects are affected by the ongoing conflict.    Additionally, Susan discusses the potential impact on VC funding and stock market volatility for entrepreneurs. Despite the difficulties, Susan encourages her listeners to remain adaptable and resilient in these uncertain times, emphasizing the importance of training and working hard during challenging seasons. If you're seeking answers, insights, and motivation to navigate your entrepreneurial journey during these turbulent times, this episode of "Raw and Real Entrepreneurship" is a must-listen.   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-Founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/      
20:31 10/23/23
323. Interview with Jon Ricketts, Co-Founder and CEO of Writerly.ai: Beyond Silicon Valley: The Writerly.ai Journey
In this riveting episode of “Raw and Real Entrepreneurship”, we dive deep with Jon Ricketts, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking platform, Writerly.ai. Venture beyond the Silicon Valley bubble and discover the unique challenges and triumphs of building a tech powerhouse in uncharted territories. From assembling a remote team to navigating different entrepreneurial ecosystems, Jon shares candid insights into his relentless drive and audacious appetite for risk. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a tech enthusiast, this episode is a masterclass in determination, innovation, and the spirit of breaking boundaries. Join us for an unfiltered conversation on reshaping the tech landscape and the relentless passion of entrepreneurship. Don’t miss out!   About Jon Ricketts: Jon Ricketts is a highly accomplished co-founder and CEO, renowned for his exceptional leadership in the technology industry. With a career spanning over 12 years in the SaaS sector, Jon has established himself in the field of artificial intelligence and business innovation. He currently holds the position of co-founder and CEO at Writerly, a generative artificial intelligence SaaS platform catering to businesses and enterprises.    A native of Tennessee, Jon’s journey as an entrepreneur began as an early employee at Transcard, a pioneering fintech company specializing in payments processing. During his tenure, he spearheaded partnerships and business development, demonstrating his acumen for forging strategic alliances and driving growth.   Connect With Jon: Website https://writerly.ai/ Facebook @writerlyai Instagram @writerly.ai X @writerlyai LinkedIn @writerlyai   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/  
46:34 10/16/23
322. Beyond Barriers: The Hidden Power of Emotional Release in Achieving Success with Dr. Bradley Nelson
Join Susan as she unravels a compelling dialogue with the exceptional Dr. Bradley Nelson, globally celebrated author of ‘The Emotion Code’ and a powerhouse entrepreneur with over 12,000 certified coaches to his credit. With connections that include the legendary Tony Robbins, Dr. Brad possesses a unique blend of professional expertise and profound wisdom.   In this illuminating episode, they delve into the unseen challenges entrepreneurs grapple with, shedding light on the emotional and mental roadblocks that often stand in the way of triumph. Discover the transformative potential of liberating oneself from trauma, and how it can be the catalyst for unprecedented business milestones and personal evolution.   In a heartening twist, Susan recounts a personal anecdote - a surprise story of how Dr. Nelson’s groundbreaking techniques enabled her to complete a half marathon she believed she would have to forego.   Whether you’re charting your entrepreneurial path, nurturing business ambitions, or are simply passionate about personal growth, this episode promises revelations that could revolutionize your perspective on challenges and success.   Embark on this journey and unearth the secrets to surmounting the unseen barriers in your path to success.   About Dr. Bradley Nelson: Dr. Bradley Nelson, a seasoned holistic physician, is renowned globally for his expertise in natural wellness methods. Raised in rural Montana, he overcame life-threatening illnesses in childhood through alternative energy-based approaches, shaping his life's trajectory. Initially, on a business path, a divine calling led him to pursue chiropractic studies, driven by a mission to serve humanity. Dr. Brad's holistic chiropractic practice uncovered the power of emotions in healing, leading to his groundbreaking method, The Emotion Code. By accessing the subconscious mind, he developed processes to identify and release trapped emotions, with a focus on the "Heart-Wall™." This discovery, deemed vital in energy medicine history, attracted patients worldwide. Dr. Brad transitioned to teaching and authored the bestselling book "The Emotion Code." As CEO of Discover Healing, he leads a holistic education platform, lecturing globally and working on advancements like The Body Code.  Connect With Dr. Nelson: Website: https://discoverhealing.com/ Instagram: @officialdrbradleynelson  Twitter: @drbradleynelson  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbradleynelson/    About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/ Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
47:06 10/9/23
321. Susan Sly, Tech Co-Founder and Co-CEO: Simplicity in Success: The Power of Focus in Business
In today’s episode, we dive deep into the captivating world of unicorn companies that rose to success with a laser-focused vision. From the seamless video conferencing of Zoom to the disruptive transportation model of Uber, we unravel how simple, robust concepts can lead to astronomical success.   But it’s not all rainbows and unicorns; we also explore the other side of the coin, highlighting companies that spread themselves too thin and faced challenges due to over-diversification. Through the tales of giants like Yahoo and missteps like New Coke, we underline the delicate balance businesses must strike to thrive. Join us as we dissect the mantra: “Do one thing, and do it well.”   Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business enthusiast, or a curious listener, this episode offers a treasure trove of insights into the art of focus in the business realm.   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/rawandrealentrepreneurs   Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/      
31:01 10/2/23
320. Interview with Jen Pelka, Co-Founder and CEO of Une Femme: From Champagne Bars to Sparkling Success
Join Susan as she interviews Jen Pelka, the Co-Founder and CEO of Une Femme. Jen was the former CEO and founder of the beloved champagne bars, The Riddler, in New York City and San Francisco. She's also the founder of Magnum PR, a leading San Francisco-based restaurant PR agency. She's been recognized as one of the top 30 under 30 in her field due to her resilience, courage, and innovation.   In this episode, Jen shares her insights into fundraising and the importance of transparent communication with investors, the power of monthly investor updates, and the art of creating FOMO around fundraising opportunities.   Jen takes us on a journey through her entrepreneurial roller coaster, including the closure of her champagne bars due to the challenges posed by the pandemic. We delve into her latest venture, Une Femme, an award-winning sparkling wine. Jen's dedication to sustainability and diversity shines through as she discusses her partnership with Delta and the brand's rapid expansion into retail locations, including a collaboration with Target.   About Jen Pelka: Jen Pelka is the Co-Founder & CEO of Une Femme Wines, which specializes in women-made Champagne & sparkling wines that give back to charities that benefit women. Previously, Jen was the CEO and founder of the beloved The Riddler Champagne bars in New York City and San Francisco, and the founder of Magnum PR, the leading San Francisco-based restaurant PR agency. Jen’s career in food and beverage began at Chef Daniel Boulud’s iconic New York Restaurant DANIEL, where she served for 5 years across a broad range of roles - kitchen stagier, Boulud’s Research Assistant, and eventually as the US Competition Director for the Bocuse d’Or under Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller. She went on to lead influencer marketing, content strategy, and media relations in-house at OpenTable, Gilt Taste, and Tumblr. Jen has been named Forbes “30 Under 30” for Food & Wine, Details “Digital Maverick”, and a Cherry Bombe “It Girl.” She was a recurring guest as a secret diner on Season 1 of Bravo TV’s “Best New Restaurant”, and a guest on Season 6 of “Top Chef.” Jen won an IACP Award Winner for Best Culinary or Brand Site in 2012, and was a James Beard Award nominee for Best Food Coverage in a Food Publication.   Connect With Jen: Website https://unefemmewines.com/ Instagram @unefemmewines Facebook @unefemmewines LinkedIn @unefemmewines   About Susan Sly: Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder and Co-CEO, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.   Connect With Susan: Twitter @Susanslylive Twitter @rawandrealentr1 LinkedIn @susansly Facebook @susanslylive Website https://susansly.com/   Join Susan's Insider’s List   https://susansly.com/insider/    
54:25 9/25/23

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