Hustle + Gather

Hosted ByDana Kadwell & Courtney Hopper

Sister entrepreneurs Dana Kadwell and Courtney Hopper talk about the ups and downs of the hustle, and the reward at the end of the journey. Life starts at the edge of our comfort zone, and that’s what running a business is about - it’s completely uncomfortable and yet thrilling at the same time. Hear Dana and Courtney talk about the hard parts of entrepreneurship with other business owners going through the struggle as well.

Sister entrepreneurs Dana Kadwell and Courtney Hopper talk about the ups and downs of the hustle, and the reward at the end of the journey. Life starts at the edge of our comfort zone, and that’s what running a business is about – it’s completely uncomfortable and yet thrilling at the same time. Hear Dana and Courtney talk about the hard parts of entrepreneurship with other business owners going through the struggle as well.


All Episodes

Why accepting criticism sucks, and our personal Board of Directors: Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify) with Abbie Nwaocha from For Her Empire. They talk about lying on their resumes (and who would be...

Building her empire one failure at a time, with Abbie Nwaocha

Abbie Nwaocha’s career path started, as she puts it, “because my mom stopped sending me money.”  She was a Nigerian in Kenya, a place where she had no relatives...

Setting Goals for 2022

In today’s episode, we reflect back on 2021 – it was a crazy and in many ways unexpected year. And we set our personal and professional goals for 2022....

The books we would write, and why we don’t give a $h!t about our kids swearing: Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify) with Inez Ribustello, author of Life After Windows and owner or Tarboro Brewing Company.  They talk about why...

Grief, Survivor’s Guilt, and Life after 9/11, with Inez Ribustello

In September 2001, Inez Ribustello was the Beverage Director for Windows on the World, located on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center North Tower.  When...

Eff-You Funds, Dreams of the Single Life, and Manifesting Fire: Conversation with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with publicist Melinda Jackson (Apple Podcasts | Spotify) and her unique approach to public relations, brand consulting, and life in general, including:...

Boundaries, Mental Health, and Manifestations with Melinda Jackson

When Melinda Jackson graduated from college, it was time to move to Los Angeles to get out of North Carolina and onto a bigger stage. But she knew no...

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...

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...