Bold Brewnuts co-founder Shelley Pippin joined us to chat about marrying your business partner, opening a donut bar, running a kickstarter and trying to keep your sanity while doing it all. You're a total BOSS, Shelley. To back their Kickstarter (and get some pretty awesome perks) head over here.
On episode 13 of the podcast, we're doing something special. I get interviewed by Kailey Stec, a 9-yr old who is working on a leadership project for her girl scout troop. It was pretty fun to see what girls are learning these days about how to become a strong leader and it was really sweet that she chose me to interview. So, if you've been wondering just how the Flea came about and my own wind-y path toward owning my own business, take a listen!
On today’s show, my guest is snowboarder-turned-chef, George Gazdick, who along with his wife Naida run a small-batch catering company called Hungry Bear Dining specializing in creating very special small gatherings. We’ve partnered with them to put on our very first Cleveland Flea Clambake, that’s taking place this weekend (October 18th) at Sunday Market in Hingetown. Sunday Market is our brunch market, featuring a champagne garden, oyster bar, lots of brunch-able fare and all the handmade and vintage you’d expect to shop at The Flea. It’s our last market of the Season before we head inside for the Holidays, so stop by and help us toast to a spectacular 2015 season. Sunday market runs from 10am-4pm and is located on West 29th Street between Detroit and Clinton, in the Hingetown pocket of Ohio City. More info if available over at our website, theclevelandflea.com. Tickets for the clambake can be found here. They’re $35 if you buy them online by Saturday, and $40 if you get them at Sunday Market.
On today's Small Batch Dispatch, we chat about the upcoming October Flea. Sarah Wilt and Sam Cahill join in a lively discussion about what you can expect to see, taste, buy and eat at OktoberFlea.
Tickets to Sunday Market Clambake:
Welcome to Small Batch Dispatch, episode 10. Today I’m chatting with Grace Dobush, co-founder of Crafty Supermarket, a must-see indie craft show that takes place twice a year in Cincinnati, Ohio. Grace is also the co-organizer of the Midwest Craft Conference, a retreat-meets-business conference for mid-career makers. The first event is taking place this February in Columbus. She’s organizing this with two other bad ass babes in the craft circuit, Brit Charek of the Akron-based pop-up marketplace Craftymart and Megan Green from the Columbus-based show Craftin’ Outlaws. We talk about Midwest Craft Con but also chat a good deal about how Grace began and runs Crafty Supermarket, which is very much still a side hustle for her. She’s a full time journalist, part-time crafter and all-around expert on content-strategy. You can find out more and grab your tickets to Midwest Craft Con by heading over to their website, www.midwestcraftcon.wordpress.com.
On today’s show, my guest is Anne Hartnett, the energetic owner of Harness Cycle, a spin studio based in the Hingetown neighborhood of Cleveland. Her personal take on a spin studio has as much to do with the physical work you put into class as it does the mental focus you need to live your best life off the bike. She’s here to talk about her transition from working a 9 to 5 to starting her own dream job, just two years ago. In this episode, we talk about getting comfortable with uncertainty, launching a business from idea to storefront, shifting focus from customers and clients alone to building a workplace where everyone feels that they’ve giving and getting back.
Book: Comfortable with Uncertainty, by Pema Chodron
Trevor’s new project, Ohio City Provisions, is a meat and curing company and local foods grocer that will be located in a storefront in Ohio City. It’s due to open by Thanksgiving and is his first partnership with Chef Adam Lambert and also his first physical location. Today, we talk a little bit about how a broke college student not only started a vibrant and successful business but really created a movement around connecting with and understanding how our food gets from farm to table. Fresh Fork Market has grown over the last few years from serving 40 to 3000 weekly customers, and with that growth has also come lessons about starting, running and maintaining a growing business. We discuss topics ranging from what’s important (and not important) when creating a business plan, hiring employees who find value in their jobs and even when you should pay professionals for their own expertise, rather than trying to do it all yourself.
Find Trevor here -------------> www.freshforkmarket.com
By day, Anthony Trzaska is an attorney for creative small businesses. By later that day? He's working to put Slavic Village back on the map with his real estate, business and neighborhood development company, Sonny Day Development.Read More
What would it take for you to quit your day job and jump into your dream? On The Lookout Jewelry's Erica Young tells us how she took the leap into full-time maker and where she finds her creative inspiration.Read More
Sometimes stories behind vintage dealer finds are as fascinating as where the items end up. Cleveland Flea vintage vendor Kelly Pierce of Great Lake Outfitters tells us how a handful of her pieces ended up on The Astronaut Wives Club.Read More
Ever let fear get in your way? In this week's podcast, Stephanie shares a little heart-to-heart about feeling fear and daring greatly anyway.Read More
Market manager Sarah Wilt chats June Flea, and we talk to Soulcraft Woodshop's Peter Debelak about the woodshop, our Kickstarter and his decision to become a nonprofit.Read More
Let's look behind the scenes of the Flea and chat about some of our favorite makers, like Brewnuts, Wright and Rede, and Mason's Creamery.Read More