Fear, Fundraising, and Finding a Niche: The Merri Story, with CEO Randi Bushell

Starting a small business is not for the faint of heart. There’s fear that you’re not the right person to lead a company. There’s uncertainty that you’ll ever be able to make as much money as you did in your corporate job. There’s doubt that anyone will book you or that you can sustain the mental health hurdles running a small business requires. If you’re with me as a small business owner, congratulations on getting this far, and we see what you’re going through!  Today, we hear from Merri CEO Randi Bushell – who went through all of these challenges – plus fundraising – plus scaling a tech company in the pandemic – and has figured out how to grow her business in the process.

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