Ashley Farland / DandyLion Designs
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by VCET
1w ago
Who knew being a chef in New York City would inspire Ashley to start a luxury home goods business! Founder of DandyLion Designs, Ashley Farland, joins us to share her exciting journey into the realm of luxury goods, but with a unique twist – her creations are crafted from deadstock materials. With a commitment to premium materials and sustainability, DandyLion Designs is taking luxury to the next level. Did we mention it’s a fraction of the price? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Brophy Tyree / Wasted*
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by VCET
1M ago
Join Brophy Tyree, co-founder of Wasted*, on a journey through the “wild world of circular sanitation.” The Vermont startup is using the power of storytelling to sell its product that’s based on a taboo subject: human waste. Whether you are trying to run a company that is not the most aesthetically pleasing, or simply curious about how this company reached success, this is the podcast for you. We promise your time won’t be Wasted*. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Diane & Colin / Rigorous
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3M ago
What’s the result of a veggie farmer and an engineer falling in love? A robotics company in Williston, Vermont. Diane and Colin co-founded Rigorous in 2020 in an old warehouse. What makes Rigorous special is their ability to make robotics simple. So sit back, relax, and learn about how this young company is changing the industrial automation industry. A great listen if you’re thinking of starting a company with your significant other or even a friend! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Sara Byers / Leonardo's Pizza
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by VCET
3M ago
Introducing Sara Byers, President of Leonardo’s Pizza and beloved advocate for businesses across Vermont. In this episode, witness the incredible power of pizza in uniting a community for over three decades. In her own words, Sara thrives on the challenge of 'connecting the dots,' be it deciphering new consumer trends or scaling into new geographies, all while navigating volatile market dynamics. Leonardo’s ability to stand the test of time is a testament to Sara's expertise in empowering those around her, helping them become the best version of themselves. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/priva ..read more
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Shaneall Ferron / Windsor Homecare
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by VCET
3M ago
Meet Shaneall Ferron, a serial entrepreneur from Jamaica who made her mark in Vermont just three years ago. Impressive isn't the word—she's not only established one, not two, but three flourishing businesses from homecare, to travel, to food industries. Join us on this episode of Start Here to uncover Shaneall's secrets to managing it all. And here's the kicker—aside from running these ventures, she has a full-time job and is a mom! A great morning listen to motivate you for the day! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Tino & Weiwei / VT PoC
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by VCET
3M ago
The BIPOC community is the fastest-growing demographic in the state, with a 112% increase over the last decade. Tino and Weiwei are actively working to build generational wealth for BIPOC-identifying individuals, but their approach is not financial—it's social. They are opening doors, sharing resources, and nurturing a network that will leave a lasting impact on the BIPOC community for generations to come. Today, we introduce Tino and Weiwei, the Co-Executive Directors of the Vermont Professionals of Color Network. It wouldn't be a stretch to call them motivational speakers, this episode left ..read more
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Mark Boyden / Boyden Farm
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by VCET
3M ago
From cow to consumer, Boyden Farm does it all. Farmer/CEO, Mark Boyden, takes us through his entrepreneurial approach running the fifth-generation farm. Boyden Farm does everything from feeding their cattle with Boyden crops to selling their grass-fed beef at local stores and restaurants. Whether you want to grill at home or enjoy a night out at the Burger Barn, Boyden beef will not disappoint. By the end of this, you'll crave a burger just like we did. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Ellen Kahler / Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
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by VCET
3M ago
From directing the Peace and Justice Center to directing VSJF, Ellen Kahler has been a leader in advocating for human well-being to be at the center of Vermont's economic model. Hear about how she is breaking boundaries and supporting Vermont employees/employers. Not to mention, this episode is PACKED with resources. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Abby Portman / Poppy Cafe
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by VCET
3M ago
Poppy Cafe is not your ordinary sandwich shop. What started as a COVID-era pop-up on Abby Portman’s front porch in the Old North End, has taken Burlington by storm. Poppy pushes the boundary of what a sandwich can be, creating combos that you’ve definitely never had before, but will definitely blow your mind. Grab yourself a Poppy sammy and give it a listen, you won’t regret it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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David Dolginow / Shacksbury Cider
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by VCET
3M ago
From Vermont roots to cider success! Meet David, the dad of three and co-founder of Shacksbury Cider. After graduating from Middlebury in 2009, David teamed up with Colin Davis to create the Vergennes-based cidery that makes dry, easy-to-drink beverages. Their journey started with a handshake over beers and now, 10 years later, Shacksbury is thriving and about to launch a new Sweater Weather cider this fall. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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