Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

Season three of life: all the nuts and cheese! Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with Jess Ekstrom (Apple Podcasts | Spotify), discussing the different seasons of their business and what it means to them personally and professionally. Plus, why starting your second business is scarier than starting your first, why success is situational, and enjoying the journey rather than the outcome. Transcript…

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Sophomore Syndrome and that Successful Feeling, with Jess Ekstrom

Jess Ekstrom started Headbands of Hope back in college, and the demand was more than she could have ever imagined. With the success of her first business comes expectations for her follow-up chapters.  So how has she responded?  Plus, Jess talks about why everyone should create 100-year goals and why you should celebrate the parts…

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Ridiculous personal goals and unsuccessful attempts: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, you heard Larry Long Jr talk about a personal goal that would mean he’s made it professionally – golfing in 20 different states. Today, Courtney and Dana talk about what dream personal goals they have, and if they’re ridiculous or achieveable. Plus, which sister is better at faking the funk?  And…

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Making the scary leap to entrepreneurship, with Larry Long Jr

In December 2019, Larry Long Jr was comfortable. He had been successful in corporate sales, and even had a few speaking gigs on the side where he would tell the audience to take a chance and follow their dreams. But when he looked in the mirror, he realized he wasn’t following his own advice.  So…

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Are you an active participant in life, or just surviving today? Conversations with Sisters

When you think about your life, are you an active participant? Or is your life floating away without you – you’re there, but you’re not taking the oar or rowing in any direction? And even in your business, are you looking ahead to the future? Or are you just getting through your checklist and surviving…

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Correcting course while getting crafty with Beth McMillian

Oh So Cute Design‘s Beth McMillian didn’t think she had an artistic voice until she realized that people like art – whatever style it is – because it brings them some kind of joy. Anything that adds goodness or joy or love or beauty or hope to the world – even if it’s just within…

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Scary first hires, outsourcing laundry, and reality shows we’d go on: Conversations with Sisters

When you make it to the point where you need to hire your first employees, you’ve achieved a significant milestone in your business – one that can be completely terrifying. Courtney and Dana talk about their experience. Plus, when is it the right time to ask for help, even for the little things like folding…

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From Solopreneur Island to asking for help from her village, with Sugar Euphoria’s Randi Smith

Having grown up in the Bahamas, Sugar Euphoria‘s Randi Smith knew what it was like to literally live on an island. And sometimes as an entrepreneur, she felt stuck on her own figurative island – until she learned to start asking for help. Transcript Randi: You just have to do it. Cause if you sit…

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Does taking investment mean losing control? Would we invest in other businesses? New Conversations with Sisters

After the conversation with Amie Thompson, Courtney and Dana ponder whether or not they would take investment from others in their businesses. It sounds great to have money come in, but what does that mean for control and decision-making? And then, would they want to invest in other people’s businesses? How do you trust someone…

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The Natural Introvert’s Guide to Being a CEO, with Amie Thompson

In 2017, Amie Thompson was in a spot in her career where she was working all the time and making great money…except that she never had an opportunity to actually spend it.  So one day she left, with a plan to take six months off and relax.  Six months turned into a year, and when…

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