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What It’s Like Backstage at DPAC, with Technical Director Josh Anderson

Josh Anderson has been the Technical Director of DPAC since it opened in 2008, and he has some amazing stories to tell (some he can share, and some he can’t) about what goes on backstage.  Find out what it’s like being a technical director, what some of his favorite shows are, who he’s been awestruck…

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Season 2 – Episode 13 – The Diversity You Can’t See & Becoming a Leader, with American Underground GM Molly Demarest

Molly Demarest is the General Manager of American Underground Startup Hub in Durham NC. Throughout her career, she has grown into leadership of the American Underground team and mentorship of aspiring entrepreneurs.  But when she was growing up, she could never have guessed she’d be this successful.  With a learning disability and ADHD, Molly knew…

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80: Time to Stop Neglecting Pinterest, with The Bridal Theory’s Amanda Writesman

Amanda Writesman is screaming from the rooftop that – if you’re a wedding vendor – you need to get your Pinterest game back on point!  Will you listen to her?  If you want an easy way to put content out there that you already have, with the purpose of driving couples to your website, in…

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Season 2 – Episode 012 – How Pretend’s Javier Leiva Turned a Side Hustle to One Million Podcast Downloads

Javier Leiva is a creative director at Red Hat and former Emmy winning TV producer. But today, we talk to Javier about his podcast side hustle, Pretend, which now has over a million downloads. We talk about how Pretend started, its successes and opportunities, sacrificing sleep, keeping priorities straight, and advice for all the side…

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79: Going the Extra Mile for Your Clients, with Entertainer Artem Lomaz

Artem Lomaz is DJ Times’ Entertainer of the Year two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019!  Today he talks about what he does to go the extra mile for his clients, from sentimental cards, to trying (and still trying!) to get Lil Jon to send a message to one of his clients.  Artem…

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Michael Callahan, Dance Captain in Disney’s Aladdin National Tour

Michael Callahan is the Dance Captain, Swing Captain, and understudy for just about every male character for Disney’s Aladdin National Tour! Michael tells us all about his time at Elon, how he got into Aladdin, what life is like in the show, favorite things to do on tour, and his obsessions with coffee, comics, Beyonce,…

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Season 2 – Episode 011 – Former Fortnite Senior Producer Heather Chandler on Being a Trailblazer in Gaming and Her New Hustle

Heather Chandler literally wrote the book on how to make a video game, and was the senior producer on the most popular game in the world, Fortnite.  She chats with Donald Thompson on this episode of Hustle Unlimited about her career as a trailblazing woman in gaming, why she wrote the book on how to make…

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78: Check Yo’ Site: 3 Easy Audit Tips Before Engagement Season

Engagement season is right around the corner, and you don’t want a website that repels your ideal client right? On this episode, Megan and Jason Gillikin give 3 easy tips to audit your website so you can book more clients!     Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal Music for…

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Season 2 Trailer: Backstage at DPAC is Back!

Are you ready for Season 2 of Backstage at DPAC?!?  We have an exciting lineup of guests ready to go, starting Tuesday September 24th!  So be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, or wherever you listen, and we’ll be in your feed with a new episode soon! Tickets for shows at DPAC…

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77: Diversifying Your Business to Reach Different Clientele, with Sapphire Events’ Valerie Gernhauser

Valerie Gernhauser runs two wedding planning companies – Sapphire Events and Ruby and Pearl Events – in the same market (New Orleans). Why did she decide to do that? She wanted to diversify her business to reach different clientele at different price points. But why not just offer different packages?  Valerie explains her strategy behind separating…

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