Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

Morgan Montgomery, the Unemployable Entrepreneur

Morgan Montgomery’s journey to entrepreneurship isn’t a fairy tale – it included being fired from just about every job she had. But for Morgan, that unemployability and being more than a little stubborn is one of the reasons she makes a great business owner. Morgan is the co-owner of Paisley & Jade, a specialty rental…

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The stress, the fight, and the ugly of all the 2020 cancellations: Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with Hair and Makeup Artist Nina McCaskey, and talk about the cancellations of 2020, the fight for respect from clients, keeping it all together for employees, and the reality of the chaos. If you haven’t listened to the conversation with Nina McCaskey from Wedding Kiss, it’s the episode…

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Losing clients and the fight for survival through COVID, with HMUA Nina McCaskey

When Hair and Makeup Artist Nina McCaskey moved down to Raleigh from NYC in 2018, she had to start her business from nothing. She hustled, networked, and before she knew it, Nina had 84 clients booked in 2020.  And then…the pandemic decimated the wedding industry. If you’re drinking along with us today, that means you…

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Playing the comparison game, self-loathing, and the Salled incident: Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with Maghon Taylor from All She Wrote Notes and talk about playing the comparison game on social media, the shame of feeling stressed out when others have it so much worse, and what happens when your mind is simply too full. If you haven’t listened to the conversation…

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Turning trash into confetti, with All She Wrote Notes’ Maghon Taylor

If you look at Maghon Taylor today, you’ll see the confetti – she has built All She Wrote Notes from zero to a successful business with an amazingly loyal following, she is about to open a retail store, and she even has two books out – Betty Confetti and Happy Hand Lettering. She seems like…

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Conversations with Sisters: Entrepreneur Island, Culling Friend Groups, and Unpacking the Rachel Sheerin Episode

How do you manage relationships with friends and family who aren’t on entrepreneur island with you?  What if you’re in a job you know isn’t meant for you?  On Conversations with Sisters, Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with Rachel Sheerin. If you haven’t listened to the conversation with Rachel Sheerin, it’s the episode…

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Build someone else’s dream or build your own, with Rachel Sheerin

Five years ago, Rachel Sheerin was crushing it in the hospitality industry. She built a team, was making a lot of money, and should have been happy. But she wasn’t. In fact, she resented the boss, the money, the team, and the laptops she threw on the floor.  All because she was building someone else’s…

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What is Hustle + Gather? And are we twins? Answering all the questions we get asked the most.

Welcome to the Hustle + Gather Podcast! On each episode, we’re going to interview a guest about their entrepreneurial journey and the challenges they’ve faced. And then we’ll follow it up next week with our Conversations with Sisters, unpacking what the guest’s message meant to us.  But on this episode, we wanted to start with…

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Introducing the Hustle + Gather Podcast!

Welcome to Hustle + Gather, a podcast about inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap! Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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