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Peek behind the scenes for the honest, informal chats we have before and after the cameras roll on MSNBC’s Your Business. Hosted by journalist and entrepreneur JJ Ramberg, the show features in-depth interviews with successful founders, CEO’s and decision makers about the challenges and triumphs of building and growing a business and answers questions like how to turn a no into a yes and how to pivot in a crisis.

Peek behind the scenes for the honest, informal chats we have before and after the cameras roll on MSNBC’s Your Business. Hosted by journalist and entrepreneur JJ Ramberg, the show features in-depth interviews with successful founders, CEO’s and decision makers about the challenges and triumphs of building and growing a business and answers questions like how to turn a no into a yes and how to pivot in a crisis.
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Peek behind the scenes for the honest, informal chats we have before and after the cameras roll on MSNBC’s Your Business. Hosted by journalist and entrepreneur JJ Ramberg, the show features in-depth interviews with successful founders, CEO’s and decision makers about the challenges and triumphs of building and growing a business and answers questions like how to turn a no into a yes and how to pivot in a crisis.

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Episodes

Bigg Biz: Kareem "Biggs" Burke

12/2/2018
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"Biggs" made his name along with Jay Z and Damon Dash when the three teen age friends founded Roc-A-Fella Records, launched Jay-Z's career and built the clothing line Rocawear which has had annual sales of $700 million. Eventually they went their separate ways but Biggs took the profits he earned and the lessons he learned to created a series of businesses in marketing, fashion, beverages, entertainment and food. He's a self-taught millionaire who triumphed over the handicaps of a...

Duration:00:35:22

A Small Business Saturday Tribute - Honoring 3 Amazing Founders

11/18/2018
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In honor of Small Business Saturday, we sat down with three founders of small businesses that we've profiled in the past to talk about their unique stories. Bruce Schoenberg, founder and CEO of Oasis Spa had a fire that decimated one of his locations. Jen Rozenbaum, is a self-taught boudoir photographer and founder of Jenerations Photography. She overcame breast cancer and uses her photography skills to help other women build confidence. Finally, Scott Edwards is a New York firefighter and...

Duration:00:35:35

The House that Zillow built: Spencer Rascoff

11/11/2018
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In 2006, Spencer Rascoff co-founded the real estate company Zillow, known for their "Zestimate" for figuring out the value of a home. Before that, he co-founded Hotwire that was later acquired by Expedia. He shared with us his management style which includes leading authentically and with transparency and the fact that if he wasn't running Zillow, he'd be a cowboy spending his days outside.

Duration:00:31:16

No Monkey Business: Mailchimp's Ben Chestnut

11/4/2018
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Mailchimp's Ben Chestnut never imagined a side hustle would become what it is today, a company with almost a thousand employees making half a billion dollars in revenue. Still 100% privately-owned, Ben shares why he feels like king of the misfits and his unique view on work life balance.

Duration:00:31:15

The future is Clear: Caryn Seidman-Becker

10/28/2018
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In 2010, Caryn Seidman-Becker took a calculated risk and bought biometric pioneer, Clear out of bankruptcy. She rebuilt the company's reputation and network of Clear lanes that speed customers through security with a quick fingerprint or iris scan. Now exceeding two million customers with availability at dozens of airports and sports venues around the country -- Clear is preparing for a future where your wallet may be obsolete.

Duration:00:35:42

Lifeway's Fearless Leader: Julie Smolyansky

10/21/2018
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Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held company when her father died unexpectedly, leaving her in charge. Under her leadership, the company has grown its revenue from 12 million dollars to more than 130 million dollars today.

Duration:00:35:06

Up, Up & Away: A "case" study in brand building with Away Luggage co-founder, Jen Rubio

10/14/2018
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Jen Rubio has built her career connecting people to brands. First at Warby Parker and then at All Saints. Her A-ha moment came from a pain point, a broken suitcase. And while she had no experience in the luggage industry, she saw an enormous opportunity to change the market when she couldn't find stylish and affordable travel gear. She shares her journey of creating a consumer lifestyle business that is more about travel then it is about luggage.

Duration:00:31:35

Beautycounter's better, safer mission: Gregg Renfrew

10/7/2018
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When entrepreneur, Gregg Renfrew, learned that the US has not passed any major legislation about the safety of ingredients in personal care products since 1939, she became determined to make the business of beauty, better. For the past 5 years, Gregg's been at the helm of Beautycounter, bringing millions of cleaner, safer skincare products and cosmetics, to people everywhere. But her mission doesn't stop there. Gregg is a major advocate for change, on the frontlines in Washington, trying...

Duration:00:31:06

Drybar's founder Alli Webb: How her blowout business blew up big-time!

6/17/2018
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Alli Webb never planned to run a multi-million dollar national brand. She was simply ready to go back to work after staying home with her kids and started a little blowout business. The concept caught on quickly and with the help and advice of her brother and her husband, she grew the business into a nationally known giant. Today, Alli sits down to talk to me about how she made that happen!

Duration:00:34:17

Gusto's intensely thoughtful founder: Joshua Reeves

6/10/2018
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Joshua Reeves seems to hold himself and everyone around him to impossibly high standards, and the payoff has been huge! His company, Gusto may not be a household name but the innovative payroll system he developed and markets has impacted an enormous number of households across the country. How he keeps his focus and where he goes for inspiration are very private topics that he candidly shares with quiet passion.

Duration:00:27:53

Stella & Dot: Jessica Herrin

6/3/2018
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Stella & Dot is a direct sales accessories, skincare and makeup company has given tens of thousands of women across six countries the opportunity to launch their own careers and has more than a billion dollars in sales. Jessica Herrin is at the helm of this growing company that has already paid out nearly $500 million in commissions to their independent business owners. She chats with JJ about why she's running her second business differently than her first, her true north and how...

Duration:00:23:31

Breathe in, stress out: Dr. Deepak Chopra

5/27/2018
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Dr. Deepak Chopra is one of the best-known alternative medicine experts in the world. He's the author of more than 80 books and the founder of The Chopra Foundation. He sits down with JJ to talk about why stress is a saber-tooth tiger, workplace productivity and why your body is the best pharmacy in the world.

Duration:00:20:25

A powerful partnership that's more than skin deep: Katie Rodan & Kathy Fields

5/20/2018
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Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields are the co-creators of two billion dollar skincare companies -- Proactiv Solution and Rodan + Fields. Their unconventional approach to sales via informercials with Proactiv and through an army of consultants with Rodan + Fields has made their skincare products some of the best selling of all time. They read to us the one paragraph contract typed on a typewriter that is the basis of their entire partnership as well as how they sold and then bought back their...

Duration:00:34:55

Barking up the right tree: BARK co-founder and COO Carly Strife

5/13/2018
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Carly Strife has always been a dog lover, which is why BARK is the perfect fit. We speak with the company's co-founder about how her stops at Deloitte and Uber prepared her to launch a business like Barkbox. We also hear about her chop shop in Brooklyn and why working on motorcycles actually helps her relax.

Duration:00:29:42

From online dating to online shopping: ShopRunner CEO Sam Yagan

5/6/2018
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Sam Yagan became a serial digital entrepreneur starting in college. He took online dating to new levels as head of OKCupid and Match. Now CEO of ShopRunner he talks to JJ about what he's learned about consumer engagement, relationships with co-founders and work-life balance.

Duration:00:32:30

From e-commerce to Walmart: Why Andy Dunn thinks it's a good fit

4/29/2018
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Andy Dunn rode the clothing e-commerce boom, creating online menswear brand Bonobos. He talks to JJ about how he was influenced by Tony Hsieh of Zappos, how he influenced the creation of Warby Parker and why he doesn't see Walmart acquiring his company as having "sold out".

Duration:00:29:07

The Creative Chocolatier: Katrina Markoff

4/22/2018
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Exotic chocolate may seem commonplace now but the inspired combinations with ingredients like curry, bacon and Tallegio cheese revolutionized the industry when Katrina Markoff launched Vosges Haut-Chocolat and its sister brand Wild Ophelia. Katrina talks to us about taking risks and why she prefers to bootstrap rather than take money from investors.

Duration:00:35:49

Getting the Hint: How Kara Goldin's health concerns lead to the creation of Hint Water

4/15/2018
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After Kara Goldin left AOL she discovered that she was pre-diabetic. She kicked her Diet Coke addiction and with her husband launched Hint Water. Find out how as she was in labor she discovered that her product was about to become a major hit with consumers.

Duration:00:34:40

Strange Brew: Boston Beer's Jim Koch's Raises the Bar

4/8/2018
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Jim Koch quit Harvard Business School, joined Outward Bound and used that experience to start the Sam Adam's brand. Along the way he learned about making a better product, having a partner to share the entrepreneurial ride and the difference between selling and marketing. *Note: some mild mature language and content.

Duration:00:32:21

Peloton's Ride to the Top: John Foley

4/1/2018
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John Foley spent the first three years hearing no after no from thousands of investors as he tried to raise money for his indoor fitness company Peloton. Now investors are coming to him because they want to go for a spin and millions of people are taking cycling and soon-to-be treadmill classes at home.

Duration:00:29:18