SARAH McNAIR: Keeping The Medium Pace, Growing In New Places, And Giving Your Team The Right Tools

SARAH McNAIR: Keeping The Medium Pace, Growing In New Places, And Giving Your Team The Right Tools

The first time we met Sarah McNair and heard her story, there was an instant connection and we knew we wanted to share her and her journey with our GSD Entrepreneur community. Sarah started out as a psychology major, then travelled to Florence, Italy to study culinary, then become a paralegal, to finally end up buying and owning two Pure Barre studios in Charleston – one in West Ashley and one downtown. Her path to becoming a business owner was most definitely not without its challenges, but she manifested grit and determination and visualization in spades to get the deal closed. In this conversation, you’ll hear some of the challenges and joys Sarah has experienced in growing and having a business that allows her to invest in the healing of others bodies and souls.

To connect with Sarah and Pure Barre:

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  • Instagram – @purebarrewestashley

 

 

 

SERGIO TOSI: Creating Sweetness On King St., Taking Big Risks To Bring Belgium To Charleston, And The Importance of Location

SERGIO TOSI: Creating Sweetness On King St., Taking Big Risks To Bring Belgium To Charleston, And The Importance of Location

Sergio and Audrey Tosi knew they wanted to pursue an entrepreneurial lifestyle, so they packed it all up with their kids and headed from Belgium to Charleston 2 years ago. Wanting to open something that was tied to their cultural roots, they founded Sweet Belgium, which is a (delicious) Belgian waffle bakery and catering business. In this episode, we talk about the challenges of starting a business here as a new transplant, the cultural differences they experience, and the importance of getting your location right. They now have two locations – one on James Island, and the other newly opened one right in the heart of King Street in downtown Charleston. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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JULES & STATOYA: All About Kickstarter

JULES & STATOYA: All About Kickstarter

This week it’s just Jules and Statoya on the mic talking all things Kickstarter. We dive into what it is, the challenges of it, and the benefits of running a Kickstarter campaign with a new product. Running a Kickstarter campaign, much like being an entrepreneur, definitely isn’t easy, but when it works, it’s amazing. Thanks for listening, we hope you enjoy the show!

Check out our Kickstarter campaign – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omegear/the-only-4-in-1-chair-that-converts-to-a-cart-ome/description

WHITLEY FLOYD: Not Letting Society Define Your Roles, Creating Your Own Set, & Understanding And Normalizing Sexuality

WHITLEY FLOYD: Not Letting Society Define Your Roles, Creating Your Own Set, & Understanding And Normalizing Sexuality

Whitley Floyd is beautiful in every sense of the word, and we’ll think you’ll agree after listening to this conversation that she’s been given a few extra doses of creativity, which serves her well in her freelance roles of wardrobe and prop stylist for photoshoots and commercials, and costume designer and tailor for TV and film. She studied at the Ringling College of Art and Design (yes, where the circus people train), and she worked in a range of roles at the prestigious Asolo Repertory Theatre. In this episode, we talk about everything from mortuaries to circus to graphic design to sewing to sex. And, it’s real, raw, and good. Whitley is warm, inviting, funny, a deep thinker, and gives off a major inclusivity vibe. If you don’t already know Whitley, we humbly say, “you’re welcome”. She is one cool chic.

To follow Whitley:

  • Instagram – @whitleyfloyd
BRANDON & LAUREN BELK: Sustainability of Food, Connecting People With Where They Live, And Having Food Values

BRANDON & LAUREN BELK: Sustainability of Food, Connecting People With Where They Live, And Having Food Values

Brandon and Lauren Belk make quite the team. Together, they’ve started Wich Cream, a company where they’ve mastered the art of combining the classic ice cream sandwich with the highest quality local ingredients, then also add in the perfect amount of made-from-scratch love. Their passion is simple (yet of course very complex) – to invite others into a better understanding of where good, quality food comes from, and to locally source as much as they possibly can. Their story is fun, their product is delicious, their mission is inspiring, their deep appreciation for living a meaningful life is contagious. 

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