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The Moonlighters’ Club: Entrepreneurs Living As Employees
42 minutes | 6 months ago
Tom O'Keefe x Stride for Stride
Meet Tom. The founder of Stride for Stride. Social entrepreneurship at its finest. Tom is an avid runner. In his own words: "The Falmouth Road Race was the first race I ever ran, and it changed my life. Not only did it help me become healthier, but it also reminded me that I can accomplish anything - to not quit when things get tough." Once he registered for his second race, he realized that races are expensive - really expensive - an expense that others couldn't afford; And that is the core mission of Stride for Stride. Stride's goal is to give everyone an equal opportunity to run. There's no reason why money should prevent you from getting to the starting line, especially when crossing the finish line could change your life.
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Chris Davis x GenOne Technologies
Meet Chris Davis. The founder of Genone Technologies. Chris graduated from MIT with a BS in chemical engineering. After working in a variety of roles from process engineering to product engineering, Chris decided to set out with a friend to start his own business. Enter GenOne Technologies. An engineering solutions firm which primarily helps small inventors bring life to their initial ideas/concepts. GenOne focuses on helping companies develop new technologies, whether they be large established companies, early stage startups, or government agencies. Their primary focus is Internet-of-Things (IoT) development, bringing in a diverse set of skills to create robust prototypes and products. Chris and his team strive to help you create the most value for the smallest price tag.
39 minutes | 7 months ago
Mark Brehaut x Icebrkr
Meet Mark Breghaut. Founder and CTO of Icebrkr. Mark's journey to founder is an interesting one. In grad school, he was on a PhD track for Marriage and Family Therapy. He focused his research on psychology, courtship and conflict in romantic relationships. After graduating, he became a teacher. During his 3 years teaching, he taught himself frontend web development and design on the side. He then left to work at a web and mobile app development agency as a lead frontend developer and senior UX/UI designer. He combined his backgrounds in relationships and tech to form Icebrkr. Icebrkr is a dating app that utilizes a powerful machine learning AI chatbot that provides daters expert guidance on common pain points.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Becky Pleat X Protein Power Ball
Meet Becky Pleat. Founder of Protein Power Ball. Becky and her cofounder were two health-conscious pharmacists that were passionate about wellness and wanted a snack that was convenient, healthy, and tasted great! Being scientists at heart, they took matters into their own hands and began experimenting with healthy ingredients and superfoods from their own kitchen. Enter Protein Powerball. The ideal snack – easy to eat on the go, healthy ingredients that leave you feeling energized and powerful, and a crave-worthy taste.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Kun Yang x Pricklee
Meet Kun Yang. Kun is a pharmacist, entrepreneur, and aspiring brand-builder based out of Boston. MA. He is a pharmacist by day, and the co-founder and CEO of Pricklee by night. Never sure of what he wanted to "be" when he grew up, the inception of Pricklee has served as the single most creative pursuit he has ever been a part of, as well as the validation of fulfilling a bigger purpose in life by working for yourself to help others. Pricklee is a health-focused beverage start-up that Kun founded with four other pharmacist moonlighters that he met in Boston in 2018. They make superfruit waters using real prickly pears, the nutritious fruit of the cactus. Packed with natural electrolytes, antioxidants, and liver detox agents, but low in sugar and calories, Pricklee Superfruit Water is both healthy and tasty - because you can have both.
38 minutes | 8 months ago
Val Bee x L.I.R Productions
Meet Val Bee. Val is a Development and Event Professional and the Owner of L.I.R. Productions, a PR + Production Agency that specializes in marketing, brand management, and event production. Val manages a global network of creative entrepreneurs & professionals where she helps connect creatives to opportunities that pay. Val is a booking agent and has she sponsors two event series through her agency - the Small Biz Buffet hosted by Urban NYCHE Marketing and our very own Moonlighters' Club showcase.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
Ivy Watts x Beatutifully, Simply, You
Meet Ivy Watts. A former student-athlete who graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a top 30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. During her collegiate career, Ivy struggled daily with anxiety, self-worth and depression. After seeking help, Ivy now promotes mental wellness and reduces stigma around mental illness by sharing her story through public speaking and her blog, Beautifully Simply You. Ivy empowers others to speak their truths, know that they are not alone, learn the beauty of self-love and find strength to keep fighting for their tomorrows.
27 minutes | 8 months ago
Jon and Leandro of FLKR: Mixing Friendship and Business
Meet Jon and Leandro. Originally from Arizona, They moved to Boston to pursue professional opportunities. Soon, they created the FLKR lighter, a lighter that doubles as a fidget device. Their mission is to enhance the traditional lighter experience, while breaking down to societal stigmas around the emerging Cannabis industry. Listen to them explain how it's possible to create and run a successful business with your best friend. Make sure to check out their Kickstarter!!!!!!!!
10 minutes | 9 months ago
I was able to unwind during the long weekend. When I wasn't grilling, I was working on the mockups for the email newsletter I'm building. Last week was a productive one. I hope to continue that this week while I work on my content calendar and social media content.
7 minutes | 9 months ago
Weekly Check-In 5/18
Last week sucked. I worked 60+ hours and spent no time building out this podcast. This week I take my time back. My update: Personal Almost ready to grill. Hit up Home Depot for char-wood and accessories. HUGE order on savory spice Hitting up Caribbean Crescent for meat Work worked late every day and worked on the weekend. Fail. Set boundaries. Pushing back on ridiculous demands and clients Podcast Finishing email template this week Interviewed Anthony Dubose last week
19 minutes | 9 months ago
Weekly Check-In 5/10
Personal Updates Craft Beer Cellar came through (franchise possibility) Quarantine Afro Bourbon Power Rankings Almost Summer Mothers day! Work Updates My day is one giant phone call The beauty of working with resellers For entrepreneurs, every job is an internship Podcast Updates Organizing my work schedule Adding to the check-in video New email newsletter (research then create) HTML is a + Content is key
13 minutes | 10 months ago
Spotlight: Jon & Andres
This week, the spotlight is on Jonathan Huang and Andres Giraldo. Former students of the entrepreneurship program at Suffolk University. Jon and Andres learned the benefits of business ownership from their parents. They're looking produce the same results for themselves.
15 minutes | 10 months ago
Weekly Check-in 5/3
Personal Updates Debt's going down! Closer to buying new equipment Bourbon: Up to 16 bottles (Rowan's is still King) Curiosity Stream Almost Grill season Work Updates Caught up to my inbox Working late while WFH I hate Emails Nugget of the week: Transparency Podcast Update New Episode: Alison Rogers Using Later for IG Process for publishing Youtube and IG Strategy Seeing Progress Email redesign Virtual event
17 minutes | 10 months ago
Spotlight: Jamerson Vincent
Our next spotlight focuses on Jamerson Vincent AKA DJ Nexus. Systems admin by day DJ by night. From DJing college parties to traveling the world. We wanted to highlight his hard work and hustle. https://djnexusonline.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DJNexus4/
17 minutes | 10 months ago
Weekly Check-in 4/26
Weekly Standup Personal Bourbon Update: up to 12 bottles. Favorite: Rowan's Creek Gamesbyemail.com Risk With Friends Prepping my grill for summer We got toilet paper....Bamboo! Work working overtime at home(sucks). Imposter syndrome Confidence is key The Podcast Enlightened Millenial podcast Publish, publish publish Social media strategy New episode types MLC network (new members + options) Getting ready for sponsorships + partners Focus on episode publishing and downloads Digital Event w/hopin Pop-up shop
19 minutes | 10 months ago
Spotlight: Shaun Bedgood
A new Episode Format. For the spotlight, we're going to feature a different entrepreneur by highlighting their hard work and successes. Featured Moonlighter: Shaun Bedgood Shaun is the co-founder of this podcast. He resides in LA now by way of Boston and Alabama. When were doing the podcast together he was a campus police officer and stand-up comic. He's now transitioning to acting through TV spots, commercials and plays. Where to find him @FunnyManShaun @shaunbg on IG IMDB
31 minutes | 10 months ago
Alison Rogers x Coffee Cup Collective
"Thankfully in April, I went part-time. It happened kind of all of sudden and it was a moment of sink or swim. You're getting less cash in the bank, you really have to make this happen." "That's when everything took off. When I had more time to focus." Everyone meet Alison Rogers. Alison Rogers is the founder of Coffee Cup Collective, a circular economy for reusable coffee cups. She joined the Moonlighters' Club to talk about her journey from Consultant to founder and why it's important for her to use innovation to help the environment About The company Coffee Cup Collective offers a guilt-free to-go coffee without the inconvenience of a personal reusable cup.
18 minutes | 10 months ago
Weekly Checkin 4/18
My checkin- Personal Life Bourbon collection is growing (Rowan's Creek is #1) Slack chats keep me sane Watching: The Crown, Succession, Better Call Saul Reup on Bevel blades: The hair is crazy Stimulus = less debt Work life Working on a Saturday Sucks The Moonlighters' Club New Episode formats: Roundtable, Spotlights The Enlightened Millenial Upgrading Mighty Network New equipment Budget Thoughts of the week It's easy to be a funk now. Find out why you're down. Find an outlet in a friend or a task Find a time to learn a skill (Youtube, Masterclass, Udemy) Treat your passion like your job Don’t be a content farm
24 minutes | 10 months ago
Moonlighters' Club: Weekly Standup
In this standup we cover the following: A Quarantine Status update Toilet Paper Bourbon New Face Mask Looking for sales Stimulus = les debt Home workouts a 9-5 Update The industry is insane Partnerships!!!!!!!!!! A Moonlighters' Club update Standing Desk Editing, editing, editing Fiverr Mighty Networks Scheduling releases Social Media Some thoughts on: Working alone Engage before asking Work on and in the business
39 minutes | a year ago
What a time for Moonlighting
We're back. New city (DC), new job and a new batch of moonlighters to interview. I had a lot of editing and adjusting to do, but I got it done. In this episode, I talk about the move from Boston to DC, what it took to get the podcast back on track and why NOW is the time to get serious about your passion. Enjoy. (02:50) the creation of the podcast (07:24) Finding the Kirstein Business Library and the Innovation lab, (12:30) The new Moonlighters Becky Pleat, Protein Powerball, Drink pricklee, (16:00) the Baltimore trip, (19:50) Moving to Washington DC (23:20) Depression sets in (27:45) Coronavirus on the way (30:40) Time to edit and post episodes (32:27) corona and shitty employers (35:00)New Moonlighters’ Club episodes
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