Business with Purpose

Business with Purpose

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Stories of Entrepreneurs that Inspire Change
A Business Bridging the Cultural Divide - EP 137: Rebecca Smith, Better Life Bags
Apr 17 • 55 min
We often hear on the news how we’re a divided nation. Tensions run high as political, racial, and cultural divisions lead to hate, prejudice, and fear. Amidst the turmoil, one woman in an under-resourced community in Detroit, Michigan is taking small…
Fair Trade Federation Conference Recap | EP 136
Apr 10 • 68 min
Join me for a special edition of the podcast as we feature exciting moments from the Fair Trade Federation Conference in Austin, Texas. I’ll recap my favorite stories, brands, and personalities from the week. Things You Don’t Want To Miss: Llenay…
Changing the Way We Consume Food | EP 135: Kat Eckles, Founder of Clean Juice
Apr 3 • 48 min
It seems like out of nowhere, eating healthy has suddenly become trendy. People like to talk about eating Organic and Non-GMO foods. It’s funny because our grandparents and ancestors did this for years, yet somehow, it’s come onto the scene as this…
The Power to Change the Status Quo | EP 134: Amy Ann Cadwell, The Good Trade
Mar 27 • 39 min
Maybe you want to get into ethical fashion, but you’re not sure where to start. Meet Amy Ann Cadwell, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Good Trade. The Good Trade is a digital media and lifestyle brand publication that covers sustainable fashion. Amy Ann…
Growing the Family Business at the Age of 10 | EP 133: Donovan Alexander Watson, Perkins Orchard
Mar 20 • 51 min
At ten years old, most of us were exploring the outdoors, riding bikes, and maybe playing with dolls or legos. However, today’s guest was busy growing his family’s business; Perkins Orchard. Join us as we interview Donovan Alexander Watson about the…
The Power of Perseverance + Office Supplies EP 132: Jillian Ryan - Marie Mae Company
Mar 13 • 54 min
We often contemplate the origins of our clothes and shoes, but purchasing with purpose even includes notepads, sticky notes, pens, and paper. Jillian Ryan is the founder of the Marie Mae Company. She joins us to discuss the tremendous social impact…
131: Jane Mosbacher Morris - TO THE MARKET
Mar 6 • 41 min
Charity doesn’t end poverty. Jobs do. Resources and money give you freedom; the give you dignity. Charity is important, but work is empowering. Jane Mosbacher Morris joins us to discuss how job access could end global poverty. Things You Don’t Want To…
130: So You Just Marie-Kondo’d Your Life? What To DO With All Those Things That Don’t Spark Joy
Feb 27 • 23 min
The Marie Kondo craze has swept the nation with her new show on Netflix, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. A good purge can be cathartic, but what will become of your things that don’t “spark joy?” Give your clean-up a purpose, and consider…
129: Chris Solt, Executive Director at Fair Trade Federation
Feb 20 • 60 min
The Fair Trade Federation is an association that works to elevate and strengthen fair trade partners in the United States and Canada. It’s a key partner in the global fair trade movement. On this edition of the podcast, we catch up with the…
128: Natasha Nicholes, Blogger at Houseful of Nicholes & Founder of We Sow, We Grow
Feb 13 • 55 min
I do not have a green thumb. The past few years, I’ve tried to start a garden in my backyard and it almost always ends up overrun with weeds, or one year all of my cucumbers ended up just eating everything else in my garden. I had no less than 50…
127: Jessica Kelly, Founder & CEO of THR3EFOLD
Feb 6 • 44 min
Let’s pretend for a second that you have a dream of starting an ethical fashion brand. You want to start this brand, you know the designs in your head, you have a clear vision for it, but you have no idea where to start when it comes to the…
126: Somya Munjal
Jan 30 • 41 min
Our lives are filled with defining moments. Tragedy shakes us, suffering changes us, but it’s how we take tragedy, and how we learn from suffering that determines the next phase or trajectory of our lives. We can choose to use that suffering as an…
125: Ashley Jones, Love Not Lost
Jan 23 • 46 min
There is a cliche saying that says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” I know we hear it all the time, but really, have you ever thought about the priceless value of an image? I don’t like to think that I have regrets in life, but there is…
124: Leon Lee, Founder of Flying Cloud Productions, Producer of “Letter from Masanjia”
Jan 16 • 59 min
If I’m being honest, I don’t even know how to introduce today’s episode. Back in the Fall, my husband and I had the opportunity to screen a documentary called Letter from Masanjia, and I’ll get into the details of the documentary, and we’ll…
123: Mary Alice Duff, Alice Alexander Co.
Jan 9 • 37 min
The average american woman is a size 14/16. I’m a size 14, so I’m pretty average, but I will say that ever since having kids, I have noticed how much the fashion industry does not cater to average women like me, and women who are above a size 14….
122: Kassia Binkowski, One K Creative
Jan 2 • 45 min
I love meeting people who see a need and they fill it. They see an area that they can specialize in or an area that is underserved in this world and they just do it. They don’t make excuses, they don’t come up with reasons why it won’t work,…
121: Stephanie Giddens, Vickery Trading Co.
Dec 26, 2018 • 39 min
There is an ongoing refugee crisis in our country and in our world. Millions of men, women, and children are making the incredibly difficult and impossible journey to a country they don’t know, with a language they don’t speak, to seek refuge and…
120: 6 Tips for Shopping Ethically on a Budget
Dec 19, 2018 • 19 min
It is episode #120 of the Business with Purpose Podcast: “How to Shop Ethically on a Budget.” A couple of episodes ago, actually at episode #110, I started introducing my solo episodes. Now every ten episodes, you get an episode with just me, on…
119: Marshall Morris, Co-Founder of IHeartDogs.com
Dec 12, 2018 • 54 min
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole, that was said by photographer Roger Karris. Maybe you are, or aren’t a dog person. I’m a dog person. We have two dogs at home, Tater who is a pitbull cattle dog mix, and Audrey Hepburn…
118: Jennifer Lunsford, Rahab’s Rope
Dec 5, 2018 • 44 min
Were you ever one of those kids who always felt like your parents were forcing you to do something? Maybe your parents made you go to church or they made you take piano or they made you learn Spanish or whatever… it was something that was…
117: Michelle Smith, Founder of MamaSuds
Nov 28, 2018 • 47 min
Did you know that there are literally hundreds, thousands of toxic chemicals that you are being exposed to on a daily basis? I really hate being the bearer of bad news, but in everything from air fresheners to cosmetics to bath and body products to…
116: The 2018 Purchase with Purpose GIFT GUIDE with Co-Host Emily Sexton of The Flourish Market
Nov 21, 2018 • 92 min
Visit http://stillbeingmolly.com/giftguide to get all the shownotes and details on all the products and coupon codes mentioned in the episode! Thank you to Cultivate What Matters for sponsoring this episode. Thank you to Emily Sexton of The…
115: Antonio Smith Jr. - From Living in a Dumpster to Self-Made Millionaire
Nov 14, 2018 • 48 min
When I open up an episode, my goal is to give you a personal connection—some type of fact or interesting tidbit—that is kind of a general statement, but is loosely or directly related to the upcoming conversation. But this week, as I sat down to…
114: Bebe Mehr, Cult of Coquette
Nov 7, 2018 • 39 min
Whether we realize it or not, our culture, our background, our upbringing, our childhood, the way we have lived our life up until this point, influences how we make choices on a daily basis. Maybe we realize it—or not, maybe it is conscious—or not,…
113: Ann Mei Chang, Lean Impact
Oct 31, 2018 • 39 min
Global poverty is at the root of so many things. So many things. From hunger, to the orphan crisis, to human trafficking, to drug trafficking, to homelessness, to disease and HIV/AIDS - global poverty is at the root. Reducing or even eliminating…
112: Michelle Knight, Brandmerry
Oct 24, 2018 • 36 min
We know life is short. We say life is short but, do we really believe it? Do we live that out? Do we make the most of every single day? You know, that cliché? For many of us, we go through the motions—we go through the daily grind of life, not…
111: Susan Correa, Founder of Art + Eden
Oct 17, 2018 • 39 min
We love rags-to-riches Cinderella stories. They inspire us. Personally, I love learning about people. I mean really learning about them. What makes them tick? What drives them? What fuels their fire? What’s their why? What’s their reason for doing…
110: How to Know if a Brand is Ethical (And How I Decide If I’m Going to Buy from a Brand!)
Oct 10, 2018 • 33 min
April 24, 2013. That’s the day that the Rana Plaza Building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured. It was the fourth-largest industrial disaster in history. There were actually five garment factories in the Rana…
109: Liz Funk, And We Evolve
Oct 3, 2018 • 45 min
We all love a deal. You know what I’m talking about. When you walk into a store, and you see something on sale, and you’re like “It’s only $4.50! Yes! What a deal!” Or if you’re in a thrift shop and you find a designer handbag, or a pair…
108: Sydney Sherman, FAIRE
Sep 26, 2018 • 43 min
When you hear the term “ethical,” what does it mean to you? When I ask different people, different people give me different definitions. I think everyone’s idea of “ethical company” may mean something different, like maybe how they treat…
107: Ryan McCarty, Culture of Good
Sep 19, 2018 • 44 min
I talk all the time about the importance of having a “why” in your business. Having a “why” is that foundation that every business owner should build their business upon. Simply because, when the rough patches come (which they will) and when…
106: Mary Sue Papale, Ashbury Skies
Sep 12, 2018 • 31 min
A common thread I’ve discovered through interviewing so many social entrepreneurs is that they worked at a particular field that isn’t inherently social conscious and they realized, something had to be done to change it or make it better. They…
105: Cecilia Polanco, So Good Pupusas
Sep 5, 2018 • 49 min
I love cultural history. I love it. I soak up details and facts and information about the history of different cultures anytime I can. I listen to podcasts, I read blogs, watch documentaries, and when I meet someone from a different…
104: Kelly Parker Smith, Founder of Hello World Paper
Aug 29, 2018 • 39 min
You may be one type of person. You may be the type of person who, you are currently working in a job and you have that side hustle that you really enjoy, but it just kind of supplements whatever you do for a living right now, and you’re happy where…
103: Alexandra Douwes, Purpose Generation
Aug 22, 2018 • 53 min
The term millennial gets a bad rap these days. Millennials are thought to be entitled, lazy, self-serving, wasteful, but here’s the thing, let’s be honest: those types of people exist in every generation, ever. That is not a new trait that’s…
102: Sabrina Dorman-Andrew, New Creation
Aug 15, 2018 • 37 min
For years, the downtown area of Harrisonburg, Virginia had an eyesore that its residents had to drive past each and every day. It was a run down, bright pink pornography shop in disrepair. It was a place of hurt and pain and despair. It was a place of…
101: Barrett Ward, Founder and CEO of ABLE
Aug 8, 2018 • 51 min
It’s a fact - when the unemployment rate is high, the first people to be hit are women and children. Whether it’s in a developing nation or here in the United States, women and children are the first ones affected by any type of unemployment. I…
100: Special Guest - MY HUSBAND, JOHN! The 100th Episode Spectacular
Aug 1, 2018 • 74 min
Alright guys…. I’m shaking things up this week for the 100th episode extravaganza! My executive producer, also known as my husband John, is here to help me co-host and we’re talking about basically everything you could imagine. Getting to this…
99: Carly Burson, Founder & CEO of Tribe Alive
Jul 25, 2018 • 52 min
One of the things I talk about a lot is the fact that there are a lot of layers to the ethical and fair trade fashion world. It’s not just about pretty, handmade clothes. There are so many complex issues that really hide beneath the surface, or…
98: Nathan Thomas, All We Are
Jul 18, 2018 • 40 min
I believe in my heart of hearts that everyone, yes, everyone, is born with a gift. Now, I don’t know what your gift may be, but you, listening right now, you have a gift that was given to you at birth. Maybe you can sing, or dance, or you love to…
97: Travis Thomas, Founder of Live Yes And!
Jul 11, 2018 • 53 min
Some of you may or may not know this, but I am a former comedian! I performed improvisational and sketch comedy for almost 15 years and I loved it. While I’m no longer on stage a couple nights a week, I still love the art of improv comedy and used…
96: Kristi Porter, Founder of Signify
Jul 4, 2018 • 50 min
With today’s news cycles, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the troubles going on in our world. Where do we even start? How do we even scratch the surface of helping? What do we do? What can one person do to make a difference in some of the…
95: Liron Artzi, Utopi
Jun 27, 2018 • 43 min
The entertainment industry is a tough industry. We hear all the time about entertainment industry professionals, actors, directors, musicians, producers, et cetera, who get burned out. They suffer from depression, struggle with hurting relationships,…
94: Kathleen Kelly Janus, Author, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Spark
Jun 20, 2018 • 33 min
With today’s social media world and our abundance of information that’s thrown our way, we can very easily get discouraged about the world around us. Sometimes we feel like there’s so much hurt and sadness in the world, and we get overwhelmed,…
93: Ben and Laura Harrison, Jonas Paul Eyewear
Jun 13, 2018 • 48 min
I’m always amazed when I meet someone who has taken a trial, struggle, hardship, or some adversity in their life and used it to change and impact their community or the world. So often, when tough stuff happens to us or when life hands us a really…
92: Mac Prichard, Prichard Communications & Mac’s List
Jun 6, 2018 • 44 min
Today’s episode is a little different than usual, and I loved it. I know that I have a lot of listeners who are not entrepreneurs. You’re in the corporate world, or you’re a student, or you’re an employee, or you’re in a job that you just…
91: Manish Gupta, Matr Boomie
May 30, 2018 • 42 min
One of the things I love most about ethical and fair trade fashion is telling the stories behind the companies that make these beautiful things. That’s basically why I started this podcast, so you could hear the stories behind the brands doing these…
90: Polly Conner, Thriving Home Blog & co-author of From Freezer to Table
May 23, 2018 • 64 min
Figuring out what to make for dinner each week can be so stressful, especially with work, and kids, and life. That time of day can be MISERABLE, and takes everything out of you just to get food on the table. A few years ago, my friends and I actually…
89: Erin Wold & Janet Wu, Founders of Silkroll
May 16, 2018 • 51 min
Have you ever spent time cleaning out your closet, and you take all of your valuable clothes that you spent good money on, and you haul that stuff to your local consignment store or like Plato’s Closet or Clothes Mentor and you are excited for how…
88: Steven Wallace, author of OBRONI AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and founder of Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company
May 9, 2018 • 56 min
Have you ever thought that you’re at a place in your life where it’s too late to start over? Sometimes I feel like we get to a certain age (an age that doesn’t actually really exist) and we think that we are stuck doing what we are doing…
87: Anna Ptak, Overcomer, Speaker, & Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate
May 2, 2018 • 60 min
There are a lot of misconceptions around the topic of human trafficking. So many people think it happens in other countries or it happens only to people living in poor conditions or that it looks like a guy in a big white van zooming in and…
86: Dave Sanderson, Survivor of “The Miracle on the Hudson”
Apr 25, 2018 • 44 min
Whether you want to admit it or not, you have fears. We all do. Maybe its a fear of bees or being chased in an alley by a masked man (okay, so those are my fears), or maybe it’s a fear of failure… or maybe it’s a fear or public speaking or…
85: Adrienne Rolon, Hearts Content Events & Design
Apr 18, 2018 • 53 min
I remember when John and I were planning our wedding… it literally feels like yesterday. We were on a pretty tight budget, and we were doing almost everything ourselves… And while the details of the wedding day, the florals, the pictures, the…
84: Dr. Travis Zigler, Eye Love
Apr 11, 2018 • 41 min
Did you know that nearly 703 million people around the world are blind… simply due to lack of access to glasses. That’s 703 million people who are blind but that blindness could have been easily prevented if one person, or a group of people…
83: Ann Davis, Venture with Impact
Apr 4, 2018 • 36 min
There are SO many people (me included), that love to travel. I know I have a list of about 100 places I’d love to see in my lifetime… but there are so many factors that can hold us back from actually getting on a plane and going somewhere. You…
82: Shane Feldman, Founder and CEO of Count Me In
Mar 28, 2018 • 46 min
At some point in our lives, we all experience a feeling of loneliness. It’s a natural human experience and for some, the struggle is worse than others… but it can be a struggle nonetheless. And loneliness doesn’t discriminate based upon age……
81: Sydney Guerrette & Deirdre Catlett, Be the Change Youth Initiative
Mar 21, 2018 • 48 min
Each one of us has a gift. Whether you know it or not, and whether you want to believe it or not, I believe deep down that every single person on this earth was given a gift by our Creator… and how we use those gifts to serve others can really…
80: Katherine Davies, Founder and CEO of iguacu
Mar 14, 2018 • 52 min
In today’s world, it can be really overwhelming when we see so much hurt and pain around the world. There are humanitarian crises all over the world that are horrific… whether it’s the Syrian crisis, the Rohingya refugee Crisis in Myanmar, or…
79: Kate Goodall, Co-Founder and CEO of Halcyon House
Mar 7, 2018 • 36 min
What if you had the next, world-changing, business idea? Your business could change the trajectory of someone’s life or impact the way people interact or have an impact on the environment or give people access to clean drinking water or create…
78: Greg Urquhart & Nick Barigye, Karisimbi Business Partners
Feb 28, 2018 • 48 min
For years, there’s been this strange distaste for business. People kept thinking business was bad and business owners were greedy and money grubbers. But the truth is, business is and can be a HUGE force for good. Business can change lives,…
77: Ashleigh Becker, founder of Sela Designs
Feb 21, 2018 • 48 min
Giving. What does that word mean to you when you hear it? Does it mean someone who is giving with their time, giving with their talents, giving with their money, a giver of gifts… what does it mean? For years, I was the most reluctant to give with…
76: Abby Alley, Founder of Zuri Collection
Feb 14, 2018 • 53 min
There’s a really difficult conversation that happens often in the ethical and fair trade space… and it’s a conversation around respect and getting rid of that savior complex when it comes to sharing the stories of artisans and men and women in…
75: Hannah Davis, Founder of BANGS Shoes
Feb 7, 2018 • 47 min
I remember the first time I consciously wanted to quit. I was 7 and I had a big school science fair project I was working on. I was so excited about my project idea (I was talking about different kinds of rocks because, you know, that’s what 7 year…
74: Angela Lan & Kara Menning, Beautiful Uprising
Jan 31, 2018 • 49 min
It is estimated that there are nearly 150 million orphans worldwide. There’s a worldwide orphan crisis… maybe you’ve heard or maybe you haven’t. But it’s a crisis and it’s not getting better. one of the harsh realities of the orphan crisis…
73: Luc Berlin, Founder of Miigle+
Jan 24, 2018 • 51 min
Have you ever had a dream as a child, or heck, even as an adult, and you had your mind set on that dream? How you thought life was going to certainly take you in one direction, and then an event, or a trip, or an experience completely shifts…
72: Lindsey McCoy, Founder of Plaine Products
Jan 17, 2018 • 44 min
Did you know that only about 1 in FIVE plastic bottles are ever recycled? And that it can take between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose. It’s actually estimated that humans are purchasing one million plastic bottles… PER MINUTE. Let that sink in….
71: Devan Kline and Morgan Kline, Founders of Burn Boot Camp
Jan 10, 2018 • 60 min
For years, I hated my body. I’d look in the mirror and I’d notice every flaw. Every roll, every stretch mark, every bit of cellulite… I’d say, “I can’t run” or “I’m not strong” or “I have no upper body strength” or “I’m so…
70: April Auger Perrin, ALL AWEAR
Jan 3, 2018 • 48 min
People like to ask me when and how I got started talking about ethical and sustainable fashion. It’s definitely been a process for me over the years and I don’t claim to know it all or be perfect by any means. When I really started learning about…
69: Sara Moore, Project Mother
Dec 27, 2017 • 45 min
I love being a mom. It’s one of the most difficult and rewarding and all the things jobs I’ve ever had in my life. I’m simultaneously a nurse, a cook, a cleaner, a bedtime singer, a teacher, a caregiver, an errand runner, a boo boo kisser, you…
68: Jacquie Moesel, On Ethical Apprenticeships & Starting Moesel Clothing
Dec 20, 2017 • 49 min
I can pretty much guarantee that any business owner will tell you that running a business is hard. Unless you went to business school, there are so many details and unique facets about running a business that it’s honestly kind of hard to be…
67: David Atlas, Founder of Marquet Fair Trade
Dec 13, 2017 • 52 min
One of the reasons I spend so much time talking about fair trade goods and ethical fashion is not just because I think they’re nice products or pretty things or they’re unique - sure - those things are all well and good… but the fact of the…
66: Marisa Flacks, Founder of RISE Creative
Dec 6, 2017 • 49 min
A common question I hear these days is, “How do I turn my PASSION into a career?” There’s a lot of talk about PASSION. Everyone has a passion. We all have passions. But is it POSSIBLE to turn that passion into a full time income? Is it possible…
65: Blythe Hill, CEO of Dressember
Nov 29, 2017 • 72 min
To many people, a dress symbolizes things like fragility, weakness, inequality, outdated dress code rules, societal pressures, gender roles… There was a time when a woman would be literally scoffed at for wearing anything OTHER than a dress. And for…
64: Shaniqua Cousins, Author & Inspirational Speaker
Nov 22, 2017 • 67 min
We can all agree to two truths…. Life is beautiful and life is also tough. We all spend time trying to figure out what our purpose is or what we are supposed to do or what job we were meant for. We work hard, we do our best… and then life happens….
63: The Ultimate Ethical Holiday Gift Guide (Bonus Episode with Emily Sexton of The Flourish Market!)
Nov 20, 2017 • 88 min
To say I am excited about today’s post and BONUS Business with Purpose podcast episode is a bit of an understatement. I AM SO EXCITED. This has been in the works for awhile and was SUCH a fun project to put together. I knew I wanted to do an ultimate…
62: Lia Valerio, Founder of Malia Designs
Nov 15, 2017 • 50 min
There are two types of people… people who say and people who do. I’ve spent a good portion of my life trying to be someone who does… not just someone who says. Let’s be honest, this isn’t always easy. When we see a problem in the world, it…
61: Jen Lewis, Founder of Purse and Clutch
Nov 8, 2017 • 54 min
I think every business owner at some point has thought to themselves, “Am I an entrepreneur, or am I just unemployed?” My guest this week is Jen Lewis, the founder of Purse and Clutch! Jen is so hilarious and we had the BEST…
60: Amy Blair, Founder of Batik Boutique
Nov 1, 2017 • 48 min
There are people that come into our lives and completely change us. Maybe it’s a teacher or a coach who really believe in us and encourage us in ways others haven’t. Or maybe it’s a friendship… a friendship that starts under unusual…
59: Jamie Ivey, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey Podcast
Oct 25, 2017 • 60 min
“If we can’t be FOR each other, then we are not confident in who WE are and all we are confident in is questioning our success.” -Jamie Ivey. To say I was honored to interview Jamie Ivey for this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast is…
58: Matt Scanlan, Founder of NAADAM, Sustainable Mongolian Cashmere Clothing
Oct 18, 2017 • 51 min
Imagine a situation in which you are literally in the middle of the Gobi desert (AKA: the middle-of-nowhere OF the middle-of-nowhere) and you are carrying two million dollars in cold hard cash. Seems crazy, right? Not too crazy for Matt Scanlan and…
57: Bola Sokunbi, Clever Girl Finance
Oct 11, 2017 • 61 min
Picture this: I am a year out of college and I’m having a full-blown panic attack on the floor of my room because I suddenly realize that I’m $36,000 in consumer credit card debt. I realized the gravity of the financial mistakes I’d made and I was…
56: Wendy Dailey & Michelle Bridgeman - PURPOSE Jewelry + International Sanctuary
Oct 4, 2017 • 51 min
It’s been reported that there are nearly 40 million slaves in the world today. There are more slaves today than during the entire 400 years of the trans-atlantic slave trade. When we say the word “slaves” we are talking about men, women, and children…
55: Saloni Shrestha, Co-Founder of AGAATI
Sep 27, 2017 • 51 min
What do you think of when you hear the term “fast fashion”? When I first heard it, I had zero clue what it meant. By definition, “the term “fast fashion” refers to a phenomenon in the fashion industry whereby production processes are expedited in…
54: Hamilton Perkins Collection, Designer Bags with a Purpose
Sep 20, 2017 • 51 min
Hamilton Perkins Collection designer travel bags made from recycled plastic bottles and repurposed billboard vinyl lining
53: Jim Van Eerden, Co-Founder of Sevenly on being a serial entrepreneur, running a cause-based business that gives consumers a chance to feel connected, and how handling a public business mistake set a new precedent for the future
Sep 13, 2017 • 67 min
Jim Van Eerden is a serial entrepreneur with a heart for serving others. He co-founded Sevenly in 2011, outfitting world changers in new “cause art” every week, benefitting multiple causes, all under the same mission, “because people matter.” Besides…
52: Ashleigh Maynor, founder of inTENtional U
Sep 9, 2017 • 53 min
ABOUT ASHLEIGH: Ashleigh Maynor is the founder of inTENtional U, LLC, small business coaching firm and blog. Ashleigh uses her creativity, humor and honest delivery to transform individuals from existing day to day, to living a more authentic life….
51: Kelsey Pitney, Founder of Elegance Restored
Aug 30, 2017 • 51 min
About Kelsey – from Kelsey: I’m Kelsey, mother of three, thirty years old, redeemed, army wife vet , owner and founder of Elegance Restored, women’s boutique on a mission. With a longing strongly set in our hearts to care for the discarded of th
50: Holly Wehde, Owner & CEO of Trades of Hope
Aug 23, 2017 • 50 min
About Holly (from Holly): My calling is to empower people to be all God created them to be. This starts with my five children and my husband of over 29 years. I am a visionary, a church planter, pastor’s wife, speaker, and Missional Entrepreneur. Whet
49: Yomi Abiola – Model, Journalist, Speaker, and Activist
Aug 16, 2017 • 60 min
You are in for an incredible treat with this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast. My guest is Yomi Abiola – a speaker, activist, and journalist. She is a former supermodel who has modeled for Maybelline and even graced the pag
48: Miara Shaw, Maven, Personal Development Coach, & Speaker
Aug 9, 2017 • 64 min
About Miara: A “maven” is a trusted professional who seeks to pass her knowledge on to others. Miara Shaw, also known as Maven Miara, uses her witty, yet direct style of speaking and coaching to lead and motivate audiences to understand they are CPR
47: Renyung Ho, co-founder of MATTER Prints
Aug 2, 2017 • 55 min
“Doing good for others doesn’t mean doing less for yourself.” -Renyung Ho Oh, you guys, this episode. Not only was it awesome because Renyung is literally on the other side of the world in Singapore (which we talked A LOT about Singapo
46: Adam Muncy, Founder of The Hounds, Ltd. on social entrepreneurship, impacting our inner cities, and making a real, lasting difference
Jul 26, 2017 • 43 min
About Adam: Adam Muncy is the 26 year old founder of the Hounds, Ltd. His background in fashion, economics and Inner City missions blended to create a vision for a menswear social enterprise. His convictions hold true through his supply chain as well. Co
45: Cassidy Perry, Founder of The Arise Box
Jul 19, 2017 • 40 min
About Cassidy: Cassidy Perry fights human trafficking by founding The Arise Box, an ethical subscription box that benefits survivors. She also manages and teaches social media to small businesses and churches. To relax, Cassidy attempts to be graceful on
44: Ike + Tash Photography on running a business as a couple, seeing the bigger picture, and what makes them unique
Jul 12, 2017 • 58 min
This week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast had me laughing, tearing up, thinking, and so much more. Ike + Tash of Ike + Tash photography are a husband and wife photography team out of Tacoma, Washington. Their heart for the Lord, thei
43: Nikki Huebner, Founder of EndureLash on Loss, Overcoming Tragedy, and Giving Back
Jul 5, 2017 • 50 min
Fair warning, you’re going to want to keep the tissues handy for this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast. My guest is Nikki Huebner, the founder of EndureLash – an all natural, hypoallergenic, organic makeup removing cl
42: Monique Melton – Author, Speaker, & Relationship Coach on Purposeful Relationships, Faith, Compassion, & Race Reconciliation
Jun 28, 2017 • 68 min
Y’all. This week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast is going to blow. you. away. If you are looking for a podcast that is going to challenge you, encourage you, push you to think outside of your comfort zone, and maybe even at tim
41: Tim Scott, Co-Founder of Mitscoots Outfitters
Jun 21, 2017 • 50 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I’m chatting with Tim Scott, the co-founder of Mitscoots Outfitters – an Austin, Texas based clothing company that has a heart and mission to outfit *AND* employ individuals t
40: Natalie Franke Hayes, Co-Founder of the Rising Tide Society
Jun 14, 2017 • 62 min
About Natalie: Natalie Franke Hayes is an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd. As one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, she leads tens of thousands of creatives an
39: Suzy VanDyke, Photographer & Co-Founder of Wild & Free Supply Co.
Jun 7, 2017 • 58 min
This week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast is such a fun one. My guest this week is Suzy VanDyke, a world-renowned wedding photographer along with her husband Lukas, and now the co-founder of Wild & Free Supply Co., a leather goo
38: Kilee Nickels, Founder of Nickel & Suede
May 31, 2017 • 37 min
About Kilee: Kilee Nickels is a mother, a blogger and small business owner. She and her husband are busy raising four boys between the ages of 8 and 18 months as well as running their growing business Nickel & Suede. Three years ago the couple launch
37: Lara Casey Isaacson, Author, Founder of Cultivate What Matters, and Publisher of Southern Weddings Magazine
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, my guest is Lara Casey Isaacson. Lara is the author of Make it Happen and Cultivate (releasing in June 2017!), she is a speaker, the founder of the Cultivate What Matters shop (and the c
36: Cullen Schwarz, co-founder of DoneGood
May 17, 2017 • 52 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, my guest is Cullen Schwarz, the co-founder of DoneGood – an app for your phone and browser extension for your computer that makes shopping *ethically* online SO MUCH EASIER. Cullen
35: Erin Houston, Co-Founder of wearwell
May 10, 2017 • 50 min
For the past few years, I have wished and wished and wished that there was a service that was like Stitch Fix, but for ethically made clothing *only*. wearwell is the answer to that hope, prayer, and wish. On this week’s episode of the Business wit
34: Sarah Barnett, Founder of International Blessings
May 3, 2017 • 51 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Sarah Barnett, founder of International Blessings. Sarah’s story is incredible – from growing up on a farm to becoming a world traveler to going on the
33. Rebecca Gardner, Founder of Hands Producing Hope
Apr 26, 2017 • 46 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Rebecca Gardner, founder of Hands Producing Hope, a brand that provides the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above
EP. 32: Amy Bardi, Founder of Clothed in Hope
Apr 19, 2017 • 44 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Amy Bardi, founder and executive director of Clothed in Hope. Founded in 2011, Clothed in Hope is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization that provides lif
EP. 31: Jolie Gray, Founder of The Purpose Box
Apr 12, 2017 • 45 min
On this episode the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Jolie Gray, the founder of The Purpose Box, and ethical and purposeful subscription box. Jolie started this box as a way to reach people and share the love of the Lord and share p
EP. 30: Rachel Allene Heckman of Rachel Allene Shop
Apr 5, 2017 • 61 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am chatting with Rachel Allene Heckman of Rachel Allene. Rachel is a shop owner, educator, encourager, and creative stylist. Her heart is so evident in everything she does. We had such
EP. 29: World Vision and the Global Water Crisis with Laura Blank
Mar 29, 2017 • 43 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Laura Blank, senior advisor for public relations for World Vision. We are chatting about her passion for World Vision (and how she got into working for World Vision
EP. 28: Liz Bohannon, Founder of Sseko Designs
Mar 22, 2017 • 68 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am HONORED to be chatting with Liz Forkin Bohannon, founder of Sseko Designs. I have admired Sseko and Liz for years and love what they are doing to change the landscape of the ethical fashion worl
EP. 27: Cayley Pater – Darzah
Mar 15, 2017 • 26 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I wanted to bring my friend Cayley Pater back to the show to talk about Darzah, an ethical fashion brand that is an off-shoot of Child’s Cup Full (which I’ve told you guys a lot about!) Da
EP. 26: Jess Freeman – Jess Creatives
Mar 8, 2017 • 42 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Jess Freeman, founder of Jess Creatives. Jess is one of those people that I instantly connected with. We shared what it looks like to leave a legacy (a lesson we both learned fr
EP. 25: Liza Moiseeva – GlobeIn
Mar 1, 2017 • 47 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Liza Moiseeva, founder of GlobeIn, an ethical subscription box and online marketplace. Liza came to the United States from Moscow, Russia initially to swim at the collegiate lev
EP. 24 – Let’s Talk About Human Trafficking with Abbi Tenaglia of Transforming Hope Ministries
Feb 22, 2017 • 44 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with one of my nearest and dearest friends, Abbi Tenaglia, founder and director of Transforming Hope Ministries – an anti-human trafficking organization located right here in t
EP. 23: Katherine Hanson – ModaBaby
Feb 15, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose Podcast, I am sitting down with Katherine Hanson, founder and CEO of ModaBaby – American made, high quality clothing for babies and toddlers. Katherine’s story is so inspiring in that she fought th
EP. 22: Taylor Thompson – Day22 Boutique + A Kind Journey
Feb 8, 2017 • 52 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Taylor Thompson, founder of Day22 Boutique and A Kind Journey. Taylor has an amazing passion and heart for ethical fashion and making the world a better place. She’s
EP. 21: Emily Betzler – Bought Beautifully
Feb 1, 2017 • 55 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Emily Betzler of Bought Beautifully, an online shop that curates ethically made goods from all around the world. Emily has an amazing story of coming to faith and growing a pass
20: Jessica Honegger – Noonday Collection
Jan 25, 2017 • 57 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose Podcast, I am sitting down with Jessica Honegger, founder and co-ceo of Noonday Collection, one of the largest ethical fashion and fair trade jewelry brands in the world. Noonday Collection works to empower me
19: Katie Crocombe – Flourish + Co.
Jan 18, 2017 • 51 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose Podcast, I am sitting down with Katie Crocombe, a professional life coach and founder of Flourish and Co. After overcoming a dark time in her personal life, Katie felt lead and drawn to encourag
18: Carrie Grace McQuaid – The Kindness Box
Jan 11, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with the sweet Carrie Grace McQuaid (best known online as Carrie Grace), spreader of joy and kindness and founder of The Kindness Box. We talk about everything fr
EP. 17: Zane Wilemon – Ubuntu Made
Jan 4, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Zane Wilemon, founder of Ubuntu Made. My conversation with Zane was AWESOME. We talked about everything from his one-way-ticket purchase to Kenya after college, to being
EP. 16: Katelyn James of Katelyn James Photography
Dec 28, 2016 • 56 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Katelyn James of Katelyn James Photography. Katelyn is a little bit of a different guest in that she doesn’t sell a physical product like an ethically made t-
15: Eric Henry – TS Designs
Dec 21, 2016 • 47 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Eric Henry, president of TS Designs. TS Designs is a small, manual screen printing operation located in North Carolina. We talked about everything from the effect t
14: Megan Brosterman – Victoria Road
Dec 14, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Megan Brosterman, co-founder and CFO of Victoria Road, an amazing ethical fashion brand that is doing some really cool stuff to buck the trend of fast fashion! I ab
13: Matt Richardson – CAUSEBOX
Dec 7, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Matt Richardson, co-founder of CAUSEBOX, an ethical quarterly-subscription box that is curated with items from some of the most amazing cause-based brands. Ma
12: Jamie Laslo – Ornaments 4 Orphans
Nov 30, 2016 • 44 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Jamie Laslo, co-founder of Ornaments 4 Orphans, a non-profit organization with a vision to give opportunity to artisans, vulnerable children and their communities across the glo
11: Julie Hulstein – Vi Bella Jewelry
Nov 23, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Julie Hulstein, Founder and CEO of Vi Bella Jewelry, an ethical jewelry brand that employs and empowers artisans in Haiti, Mexico, and the United States. Julie’s story is
10: Katie Martinez – Elegantees
Nov 17, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Katie Martinez, founder of Elegantees, an ethical clothing brand with a mission to provide hope to overcomers of sex trafficking in Nepal. A positive source of income that rein
9 Part 2: Kristen Welch (WeAreTHATFamily.com) & Maureen Kaderi – Mercy House Global
Nov 14, 2016 • 32 min
Click here to tune in to Part ONE of my interview with Kristen and Maureen. This is part TWO of my episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, in which I sit down with Kristen Welch and Maureen Kaderi of Mercy House. Kristen is a blogger and author&#82
9 Part 1: Kristen Welch (WeAreTHATFamily.com) & Maureen Kaderi – Mercy House Global
Nov 10, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I had the UNBELIEVABLE privilege and honor to sit down with Kristen Welch and Maureen Kaderi of Mercy House. Kristen is a blogger and author… she blogs at We are THAT Family and has written Rhi
8: Shannon Whitehead – Factory45
Nov 3, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Shannon Whitehead of Factory45, an online accelerator prorgram that helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch clothing companies that are sustainably and ethically made in the USA! B
7: Molly Hemstreet – Opportunity Threads
Oct 27, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Molly Hemstreet, owner of Opportunity Threads, a worker-owned, cut and sew textile plant based in the foothills of Western North Carolina. They focus on sustainable production
6: Suzette Munson – Love41
Oct 20, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Suzette Munson of Love41. Love41 is a luxury leather goods company where 100% (yes, 100 percent!) of the profits benefit women in Rwanda. Additionally, the factories where they
5: Cayley Pater – Child’s Cup Full
Oct 13, 2016 • 23 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Cayley Pater of Child’s Cup Full, a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to create lasting economic opportunities for refugee and low-income communities in the West
4: Erin Littleton – The Mighty River Project
Oct 6, 2016 • 33 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Erin Littleton of The Mighty River Project, a non-profit organization working to empower women and preserve families in Uganda. They work with amazingly talented artisans in Ji
3: Bethany Tran – The Root Collective
Sep 28, 2016 • 51 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Bethany Tran of The Root Collective, an ethical shoe and apparel brand with a mission to “Create a Culture of Kindness” around the world. Connect with Bethany &
2: Emily Sexton – The Flourish Market
Sep 28, 2016 • 39 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Emily Sexton of The Flourish Market, an ethical boutique and fashion truck with a mission to spread dignity across the globe. Connect with Em & The Flourish Market online
1: April Manring – Be Pure Beauty
Sep 28, 2016 • 26 min
In the inaugural episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with April Manring of Be Pure Beauty, an ethical, eco-conscious, and clean beauty shop with a mission to love people and love the planet. Connect with Be Pure Beauty onlin
PREVIEW: What is the “Business with Purpose” podcast?
Sep 28, 2016 • 2 min
Want to know what the Business with Purpose podcast is all about? This preview episode gives you a little bit of the background behind the podcast and what to expect in the episodes to come. Subscribe to the podcast: Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Sti