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At Product Biz Made Easy, we help the product-based business owner scale their business. Each week we share sales strategies, marketing advice or inspiring interviews. If you're a wholesaler, an online retailer, a maker, a manufacturer, a boutique owner or a subscription box, or an Amazon store owner, and you want to learn all about products and how to scale through multiple sales channels and great marketing, this podcast is for you. We chat about marketing, wholesale, eCommerce, Amazon, Et ...
 
Join us here as we review our mindfulness theme of the month and listen to interviews with other small business owners and their views on that theme! October is Abundance, November is Gratitude and December is Joy! These themes are directly related to our Behind the Gems Mindset Subscription Boxes by month. These boxes will feature my gemstone jewelry with that meaning and 4-5 other women owned small businesses! Every month these businesses will be featured as sponsors of this podcast!
 
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What is sustainable fashion and can we really participate in fashion trends ethically? These are just some of the conundrums that we tackle in today’s episode. Join Niba as she discusses fashion, thrifting, economics, and sustainability with special guest Emma Wasserman, who is officially our youngest podcast guest to date. At 15 years old, her poi…
 
This has been a long time coming for me and someone that I've admired as an investor for a very long time. There aren’t many books about investing that remain relevant over 40 years after they were first published. Burton Malkiel’s A Random Walk Down Wall Street, first published in 1973 and now in its twelfth edition, is one. Burton Malkiel, profes…
 
Today Natalia interviews author Rose Eveleth about Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not so Possible) Tomorrows. Part graphic novel and part journalistic reporting, Flash Forward asks provocative questions and uses art to bring readers into the world dreamed up and ends with an essay by Eveleth providing more details and context.…
 
Niba interviews Samara Terese, a body and sex positive influencer on TikTok, Instagram, and Only Fans. They discuss embracing your body and all its curves and scars, embracing and exploring sexuality, and how social media platforms can be a tool for self expression… when they’re not silencing creators who don’t adhere to hegemonic beauty standards.…
 
I had a chance to chat with Johnny FD. A digital nomad who In 2008 quit his corporate gig in California to move to Thailand and follow his passions and work as a Scuba Diver around the world. It was in Thailand that he spent a few years training professionally as a Muay Thai Fighter and fighting professionally. In 2013 he started my first online bu…
 
Mariquita interviews Emma Straub about her book, All Adults Here, released in paperback on April 13th and currently being developed for TV. Emma and Mariquita discuss writing dark topics with a light touch, portraying characters with empathy and care, parenthood, home, and transformation. Where to find Emma: Website // Twitter // Instagram // Faceb…
 
Christine explains what a cinnamon roll character is and shares a few of her favorites. Phalin reviews one of her new favorite books by a Youtuber she’s watched for some time, The Game of Desire by Shan Boodram. And Renee breaks down everything that’s in May’s Feminist Book Club box. Follow and Support our Hosts: Christine - Instagram // Twitter Ph…
 
Recently, Amanda Bynes’ and Britney Spears’ conservatorships have been a hot topic. What is a conservatorship? What is conservatorship abuse? Who do conservatorships affect the most? Today, Phalin will try to answer those questions with her Google law school accolades. Then Renee shares a review of one of her favorite books of 2021 so far, Firekeep…
 
We have a nerdy double header for you today! First, Niba brings on science writer Bri Barbu to discuss the actual science behind truth serums, where we’ve seen them in popular media, how they’re used, and whether they could or should work in the real world. Then Mariquita is back with one of her hallmark beautiful reviews, this time offering a femi…
 
Author and international keynote speaker, Roger is a recognized expert in the use of brain and behavior research to improve marketing, sales, customer experience and corporate culture. He has worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to entrepreneurial startups to enhance their digital and conventional marketing. As well as authoring Fri…
 
It’s double Natalia, double the fun this week. First she’s giving you Environmental Justice 101, but make it podcast friendly. What does environmental justice mean? Why does it have to do with environmental racism? How is Martin Luther King, Jr. involved? Will Natalia ever learn to spell “environmental” without using spell check? Then she interview…
 
FBC founder/CEO Renee and Director of Operations Lucy discuss what’s going on behind the scenes at Feminist Book Club. We’re in the midst of a move, so they chat about why they’re moving and how they made that choice. Renee dives into the mindset of business growth and shares some fears around this big leap. Lucy reminds everyone to check out our b…
 
Natalia interviews Morgan Jerkins about her first fiction novel Caul Baby out April 6th. Caul Baby illuminates the search for familial connection, how to hold tight to your community, the enduring power of tradition, and the dark corners of the human heart. Two enthusiastic thumbs up both for the book, and the conversation. Follow Morgan: Website /…
 
Renee and Mariquita talk about some lesser discussed women from history, Las Soldaderas (or Las Adelitas) from the Mexican Revolution and Florence Howe, the founder of the Feminist Press and considered to be the mother of Women’s Studies as an academic discipline. Mariquita breaks down the contributions made by the soldaderas in an effort to gain c…
 
For the first 24 years of his life, Chris Rickerson’s future looked dim. He grew up in poverty, with a drug-addicted mother and drug demons of his own. Facing dire consequences, he turned his life around and, in 2013, started Elite Staffing Solutions, a Wichita, Kansas-based staffing company that lifts up people who are struggling as he once did. W…
 
Can you be a fashion icon and truly feminist? What does it mean to critically examine your clothing choices and attire? How do we, as intersectional feminists, consume fashion and question the systems in place that exploit mostly BIPOC women? How do we queer fashion so that it’s expansive, instead of limiting? How do we treat ourselves like the wor…
 
If a fantasy or scifi universe has wizards, aliens, fairies, spaceships, or whatever fictional element in it, can't it also have dark skinned or nonbinary or queer characters in it? Niba guides us through arguments for and against inclusivity in fiction, as well as how writers can incorporate diversity if they themselves have not lived that experie…
 
I had a fun and eye opening (or mind opening) discussion with Nir Eyal who blogged often about psychology and marketing which eventually brought him to the path of marrying the two and published a book called: Hooked – How to Build Habit-Forming Products. Hooked is a guide with a very insightful and simple thought system to building habit-forming p…
 
The Whiteness of Food Media with Natalia and Mariquita Mariquita takes us through the data of the food media world and how marginalized voices are depressingly underrepresented. Natalia talks you through colonialism in food - and discussions about authenticity that made her grow. Finally, they end with some ways to walk the walk and cookbook recomm…
 
Colorism: From Then to Now We'll be getting into the history of colorism, how it crops up in modern places like Bridgerton and the royal family, as well as skin lightening products. This episode includes a trigger warning for rape, discrimination, and body image. If any of these topics are difficult for you, please proceed carefully because your me…
 
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul ~ Dieter Uchtdorf That fully embodies Roberto Blake.”Create something awesome today.” Roberto Blake is the CEO and Creative Director of Create Awesome Media, LLC., where he develops and produces digital content and online media properties. Currently he is the host of a popular C…
 
Feminist Book Club: The Podcast got a bit of a makeover this week! Introducing our new podcast contributors: Renee - @feministbookclubbox or @bellerenee on Instagram Lucy - @lucygraceeee on Instagram and Twitter Phalin - @phalinoliver on Instagram and TikTok Natalia - @stitchcraftnwizardry on Instagram, @natsanpol or @fmnstbookclub on Twitter Chris…
 
Bailey Richert is Founder of Virtual Summit School and Host of the Infopreneur Summit. In this episode - we discuss what a virtual summit is, how to get started, tips on tech setup and general building awareness around your brand. For years Bailey was caught up in the ‘rat race' as she followed what she was taught was the ‘right path' in life. A hi…
 
Kate Hope Day is the author of If, Then and her newest novel is IN THE QUICK. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and a PhD in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an associate producer at HBO. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their two children. Connect with Kate on Instagram, Twitter, and her website. Kate's book recommend…
 
Welcome to The Behind the Gems Show! I'm Debbi, designer and owner of PurpleSage Jewelry. The Behind the Gems Subscription Box is designed to help people find their true happiness that they deserve! Here, we discuss our Subscription Box Mantra of the month with amazing people who have learned to find that happiness by being more mindful! We learn h…
 
Sword and Scale is a must-listen podcast for fans of true crime everywhere. Covering some of the most heartbreaking and tragic murder cases in modern history, Mike Boudet the Creator and Host of this hit true-crime podcast clearly knows how to be a storyteller in the truest since. Mike and I sit down to discuss his career path; what brought him int…
 
Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice. Sonya has shared her work as an award-winning Performance Poet, Activist, and educator in numerous countries and on majo…
 
Welcome to The Behind the Gems Show! I'm Debbi, designer and owner of PurpleSage Jewelry. The Behind the Gems Subscription Box is designed to help people find their true happiness that they deserve! Here, we discuss our Subscription Box Mantra of the month with amazing people who have learned to find that happiness by being more mindful! We learn h…
 
Kristen Hadeed imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing toward the best version of themselves every day. As the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires students, Kristen has fostered a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next g…
 
Catherine E. McKinley is a curator and writer whose books include the critically acclaimed Indigo, a journey along the ancient indigo trade routes in West Africa, and The Book of Sarahs, a memoir about growing up Black and Jewish in the 1960s to ’80s. She’s taught creative nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. The Mc…
 
Read FBC blogger Tayler's review of Grown here!) Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page! -- Our March box theme is Read Caribbean, in collaboration with Decentred Lit! Sign up here. We donate 5% of all our sales to a different feminist organization each month. Our February spotlight organization is The Body Is…
 
Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. In this capacity, he has worked in a range of settings, from building startups from the ground up in Silicon Valley to acting as an …
 
Ariella Elovic is an illustrator, author, and founder of @thecheekyblog: an online platform through which she seeks to combat the shame so many of us feel in relation to our bodies. Her work has been featured by The New Yorker, Teen Vogue, and Buzzfeed. Her debut book, CHEEKY: A Head-to-Toe Memoir, just came out from Bloomsbury. Buy CHEEKY: A HEAD-…
 
I had the pleasure of talking with someone that I’ve been following for a while, Jenn Herman, from Jenn’s Trends. We discussed ways to get the most out of Instagram with tips, and more. Jenn Herman has a unique perspective on business and success on social media, which earned her the prestige of being on the list of Top 10 Social Media Blogs three …
 
Rachel Ricketts is a queer, multi-racial Black woman. As a global thought leader, racial justice educator, healer, speaker, and writer, she hosts intersectional racial justice workshops worldwide, including her renowned Spiritual Activism series. Rachel cultivates change by fusing her experiences as an attorney, trained anti-racism educator and gri…
 
Entrepreneurs are vital in today’s economic climate and the driving engine behind prosperity. Understanding how to make a difference beyond their business is even more pertinent to the sustainability of their business and growth of industry. They all go hand and hand. This is why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book. Daron Acemoglu, MIT…
 
Koa Beck is the former editor-in-chief of Jezebel. Previously, she was the executive editor of Vogue.com and the senior features editor at MarieClaire.com. Her literary criticism and reporting have appeared in TheAtlantic.com, Out, The New York Observer, TheGuardian.com, Esquire.com, Vogue.com, MarieClaire.com, among others. In 2019, she was awarde…
 
While these businesses contribute a great deal towards the sustainability of the economy, they end up overpaying taxes, more often than not. Some simply do not have the understanding of how the tax system works, and some seek help from amateur accountants,tax preparers, and even well-meaning Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) who do not provide th…
 
Connect with KJ on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or her website. KJ's book recommendations: Loverboy by Sarina Bowen The Other Bennett Sister by Janice Hadlow Shop all our authors' books and book recommendations on our Bookshop.org page! -- Our February book of the month is THE BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY by Sonya Renee Taylor. We donate 5% of all our s…
 
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