ESCAPE 9-to-5. CREATE YOUR OWN FREEDOM. Case Studies of Non-traditional Business Founders

How a Mom of 3 Uses the Power of Stories to Build Her Wine Brands, with Selena Cuffe

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Published under Food & Beverages, Import/Export, Wholesale

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January 16, 2015

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EPISODE 36: Selena Cuffe started Heritage Link Brands to introduce Americans to wines from South Africa. Listen to how she used the power of stories to differentiate her line of wines from the myriad of others and win in the marketplace. Listen here: Note from Selena: “President Obama hosted a summit, moderated by former President Bill Clinton, during which Walmart’s CEO spotlighted our brand, Seven Sisters! Bill Clinton asked a question directly to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon who begins to answer at point 42:49 on the timeline. McMillon specifically mentions Seven […] Read more »


From Struggling Artist Waiting Tables to Thriving Wholesaler and Ecommerce Entrepreneur – with Jamila Tazewell

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Published under Artist, Design & llustration, Ecommerce, Fashion, Wholesale

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October 13, 2014

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EPISODE 33:  Ever feel you have no clue how to start a business? Scared? Confused? Well, Jamila Tazewell was like you, but she started anyway. A struggling artist-designer living in New York and working two jobs apart from running a side business, she wanted success badly. She had no idea what she was doing, but forced herself to venture out of her bubble and contact the stores she wanted to sell her wallets, handbags, jewelry, etc. to. Once you start, all kinds of magic will happen, she says. And it did. Read more »


How an Academic Created His Own Freedom by Making a ‘Rash’ Decision

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Published under Blogging/Writing, Ecommerce, Food & Beverages, Serial entrepreneurship, Wholesale

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August 12, 2014

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EPISODE 29: Jonathan Pincas co-founded The Tapas Lunch Company,  a food importing business while pursuing his Ph.D around 10 years ago. He had no idea what he was in for. He admits if he knew what he was getting into, he wouldn’t have started the business in the first place. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/29-Jonathan_Pincas_Final_12-Aug-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »

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