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Problem Solvers

Feb 19, 2018

Jen O'Neal and Jeff Manheimer launched a social network called Tripping.com, which quickly became a frustrating puzzle: It was very popular, but impossible to monetize. What does an entrepreneur do when they've hit upon something people love, but that they won't pay for? In this episode, we learn what the duo did...


Feb 12, 2018

From the outside, Cogent Entertainment Marketing looked like a success: It got early into the influencer marketing game, quickly signing big clients and making good money. And because profits were high, founder Mark Zablow was afraid to make any changes—even as major leadership problems in his company began wreaking...


Feb 5, 2018

What happens when you’re trying to sell to consumers, but your best customers are actually other businesses? Furniture-maker Poppin’s answer: It radically transformed itself to meet this new customer. That meant changing its brand voice, marketing, products, and supply chain. In this episode, we explore how and why...


Jan 29, 2018

Beck Besecker believes in transparency. So much so, that he calls Marxent, “aggressively transparent.” That means everyone can talk to everyone else. Everyone has a voice. Everyone has access to management. Most important, everyone is trusted. There’s an assumption that the employees of Marxent are...


Jan 22, 2018

Chrissy Monaco was basically raised at Monaco Ford, her dad’s car dealership. Then in January of 2017, she took over as co-owner and new boss—now in charge of men she’d known all her life, some of whom weren’t immediately comfortable with it. She knew her task: New leaders have limited time to set a company’s...