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Women Own It
45 minutes | 14 days ago
Creating a Product to Solve a Problem with Jami Furniss
Meet Jami Furniss, owner of Moxie Blankets. Jami made her first prototype of her weighted blanket as a way to help her son overcome his nightmares. Her product is now a favorite for people with sensory disorders, anxiety, restless leg syndrome and more. Jami talks about finding work life balance, how she sources, and how much she learned from "University of Youtube." Find Jami's blankets here: https://www.moxieblankets.com/
35 minutes | a month ago
Work/Life Balance In Your Business with Mandy Madsen
Mandy Madsen, owner of Mad Dough, joins WBCUtah Digital Media Coordinator Eve to talk about starting her donut business during a pandemic and how she has handled the quick growth of her business. Mandy talks about business influencers that have inspired her and how she made sure to create space for work/ life balance when she started her business. She talks us through everything from hiring her first employees to how she comes up with her flavors. Find Mad Dough on Instagram and at the new Central 9th Market, opening soon.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Egyptian Food in SLC with Menna Rashwan
Our Digital Media Coordinator is Eve is joined by Menna Rashwan, owner of Aziza SLC. Menna talks about moving to Utah from Egypt with her family and sharing her culture through food. She shares how supportive the foodie community in Salt Lake City has been for her business, and how she hasn't been shy reaching out to her dream collaborators, with great results.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Establishing Boundaries with April McPherson
WBCUtah's Southern Business Advisor Amber chats with April McPherson, owner of Trail Folk Designs in Cedar City. April shares the story of her jewelry business and how setting boundaries is crucial for her work/ life balance. Amber interviewed her on the day she was moving from Etsy to her own website and asked her about the future of Trail Folk Designs.
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Building Your Network Intentionally with Tenisha Hicks
Clancy is joined by Tenisha Hicks, owner of Isha Esthetics. Tenisha shares how she has grown her network and how different tiers of her network check different boxes, from business besties to personal friends who she doesn't talk shop with. Tenisha shares experiences she has faced as an African American woman in Utah and opportunities she sees for allyship and change within the business community and the Utah community at large. She shares a tons of advice from following your dreams, avoiding becoming desperate as a new business owner, and taking care of yourself so you can enjoy your own success.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
You're Not Alone with Allison Lew
This week we are joined by Allison Lew, founder of Braid and Head of People at Blip Billboards. Allison talks about the origins of Braid and how every move she has made has been inspired by the support of a strong network of women. She talks about being a mentor and a mentee, and how important it is for her to pay it forward. You can connect with your fellow entrepreneurs on Braid's Facebook Group here.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
How We Can Help You with Ann Marie Wallace
Clancy is joined by Ann Marie Wallace, State Director of the Women's Business Center of Utah. Ann Marie talks about her upbringing in rural Utah, her previous career in hospitality, and the last ten years at WBCUtah. She talks about getting help and encouragement from her old manager when she wanted to open her own business and WBCUtah helped her. Learn how we help women business owners with whatever they need.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Building in Charitable Giving with Claudia McMullin
In this episode recorded at a Coffee with Clancy event in February (pre-pandemic), learn how Claudia McMullin, owner of Hugo Coffee, structures her give-back program to support animal rescue organizations. Even if now is not the right time for you to structure giving into your business, we hope you'll learn from Claudia and her business journey.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
Caregiving with Jill Armijo
For the Season 2 premiere of Women Own It, WBCUtah's Debbie Drake talks with Jill Armijo, owner of Savor Your Life health coaching and author of Home of the Unknown Soldier. Jill talks about how her faith helped her find her husband, whose story she writes about in her book. Both she and her husband struggled with mental health in different ways, and Jill found health coaching as an outlet to help others, especially other caregivers, take control of their own mental and physical health. Find Jill at https://www.jillarmijo.com/ and find her book here.
52 minutes | 8 months ago
Growing a Baking Business During COVID with Jessica Wignall
Jessica Wignall, owner of So Baked, sits down with Clancy to talk about how she grew her business and how she is weathering the pandemic. Jessica talks about her background in interior design and how she was able to find more success and fulfillment when she pivoted to baking. You can find So Baked on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sobakedslc/
61 minutes | 9 months ago
Chat with the Chambers
This episode is a recording of our Solve the Business Puzzle series. We invited presidents of chambers of commerce from across the state to answer all your questions about what a chamber does and how they can help your business. Learn how smaller and bigger chambers function and how you can get involved.
56 minutes | 9 months ago
Using Contractors to Grow with Tara McHugh
This is a recording of our Coffee with Clancy virtual training series. Business Advisor Clancy Stone is joined by Tara McHugh, owner of Jupiter Dog Sitting. Tara also works full time splitting her time between WBCUtah and the Salt Lake Chamber. Hear how Tara balances it all and uses contractors to enable herself to step back and work on her business, not just in her business. Tara talks about the struggle to gain confidence in yourself as a business owner, and takes us through her pricing strategies and how they have shifted.
36 minutes | 10 months ago
Starting a Bakery at Home with Julie Varela
Meet Julie Varela, owner of Piece of Cake bakery in Cedar City. Julie tells us how she started a baking business in her home as she finished up culinary school. Our first conversation with Julie was recorded before COVID-19. We then catch up with Julie to see how she has pivoted her business and her life during this pandemic.
18 minutes | 10 months ago
Planning an Exit Strategy with Meili Myles
Clancy sits down with Meili Myles, owner of BGR Sugarhouse, about why it's so important to have an exit strategy in place, even as you are just starting your business. They talk about how important it is to know where you want to end up with your business, what is your goal? In addition to owning a business, Meili is a business broker helping others sell their businesses. This episode was recorded before COVID-19.
26 minutes | a year ago
Marketing From Abundance with Jen Holub
Debbie is joined by Jen Holub, owner of Export Computer Exchange and CEO of On Purpose Marketing. Jen has used her HR background to put people first as an entrepreneur. She moved her business remote long before COVID made that necessary. Jen talks about how business coaches helped her pivot to her passion for marketing into a new venture. Jen is a lifelong learner who has built a support network to help others in their own businesses.
23 minutes | a year ago
When a Pandemic Changes Your Plans
We recorded an episode with Rhonda Vasquez, owner of Positive Energy Work Massage and founder of the Cairn Women's Conference, a few months ago before COVID-19 hit. Rhonda talked to us about owning a business and creating a non-profit for her new women's conference. Since the pandemic, Rhonda has had to postpone the conference until next year. We catch up with her and she talks us through what went into making that decision. We have included both the interview and the follow-up in this episode. To learn more about the Cairn, visit: http://www.thecairnwomensconference.org/
57 minutes | a year ago
Resources for Women Business Owners to Overcome COVID-19
This episode was recorded from a virtual training we held at the beginning of May with World Trade Center Utah. We hear from Susan Madsen, Founder/Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project: Learn how women react to challenges and how self-understanding is important for business owners when understanding their own reactions and stress. Then we hear from Clancy Stone, Business Advisor at WBCUtah: Launch a successful business during COVID-19 and avoid the pitfalls of failure and success while doing so. Lastly, we hear from Nicole Sherwood, Director of Grants and Operations | STEP Project Director at WTC Utah: Engage internationally during economic uncertainty – why women are less likely to pursue international opportunities despite the benefits and available resources.
24 minutes | a year ago
Working from Anywhere with Kaylee Spinhirn
WBCUtah Program Director Debbie Drake is joined by Kaylee Spinhirn, the Traveling CFO. Kaylee runs her business, https://www.coachingwithkaylee.com/, from around the world. She discusses how she is able to run a business completely remotely, with no current place she calls home. This episode was recorded before COVID-19, but working remotely is even more relevant right now.
56 minutes | a year ago
Cybersecurity Isn't Scary with Natalie Unga and Sharee English
Learn the importance of cybersecurity from Natalie Unga and Sharee English of WeCybr. They will go over simple steps you can take to protect your business from a cyber attack. With humor and approachability, they'll show you that cybersecurity doesn't have to be intimidating. If you want to hear more from Natalie and Sharee, join us on April 29 for our next Business Essentials: https://bit.ly/429businessessentials
50 minutes | a year ago
From Franchise to Freedom with Kim Eastman Deimling
This is a recording of our biweekly Coffee with Clancy series. Kim Eastman Deimling, owner, and founder of Big Shot Photo Group, was a stay-at-home mom until 2013 when she decided to turn her love of entertaining and photography into a photo booth rental business. For five years she successfully operated within a franchise but decided to branch out on her own once her contract came up for renewal. The transition was complicated and grueling but was ultimately the best business decision of her life. Kim tells us her story and we hear from other business owners about how they are doing in the wake of COVID-19.
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