Small Business Stories: A podcast from Vistaprint

Vistaprint’s Small Business Stories podcast shares candid tales from all kinds of entrepreneurs – their struggles, successes and words of advice.

Episodes so far have covered topics like moving your online business into a physical store (and vice versa!), turning passion projects into profitable ventures and adapting in the wake of a global pandemic.

But they all share one common thread: each Small Business Story is unique.

Just like you and your business.

So, whether you’re just starting your entrepreneurial journey or have a handful of successful companies under your belt, Small Business Stories offers an honest glimpse into what it takes to succeed.

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Ep 45 | Growing a Side-Hustle: Rooted Body Co.

Kelly Polanco began selling her artisanal soaps at local markets – since then, she’s grown her passion project into a thriving side-hustle.

Ep 44 | Finding Food in the Forest: Forager Goods & Company

Chef Karl Holl started a company to give others the education, inspiration and community needed to begin foraging.

Ep 43 | A Custom Job: Knotty Nuff Wood

Hear how Ryan Aguirre left his job to follow his passion and how his business has evolved and thrived over the years.

Ep 42 | Slow movements. Fast results: btone FITNESS

Get inspired by the hustle and attitude this owner had to open up a unique fitness business that has blossomed in the area.

Ep 41 | Influential Workout: HōmeBodies

Nate Pontious and Remi Ishizuka share how they’ve chased their passion & grown a small business over the last year – all thanks to COVID-19 gym shutdowns and some Instagram Live know-how

Ep 40 | Fixer upper: Handyman Barcelona

Mark left his corporate job to follow his dream. In this episode you’ll learn how he’s grown his business, built a professional image & uncovered a niche market in his neighborhood.

Ep 39 | Cheers to Family Business: Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers

In this episode, hear how a trio of brothers (inspired by an earlier generation’s family business) opened a craft brewery and have continued to get creative in COVID-19 times.

Ep 38 | Real Community Impact: Amy Balewicz Realty

Hear how realtor Amy Balewicz adjusted to COVID-19 and thought of innovative ways to support her community.

Ep 37 | All A-Board: Mike Lauf Woodworks

Hear how woodworker Mike Lauf turned his quarantine hobby – creating charcuterie boards – into a growing business.

Ep 36 | Work Of Art: Owen Gildersleeve

Hear how award-winning cut-paper artist Owen Gildersleeve learned to take risks, ask for help and turn a passion for fine art into a flourishing business.

Ep 35 | Shoot Your Shot: Kathy Schuh Photography

Learn how photographer Kathy Schuh has grown her business (even in COVID-19 times), learned to value her work and crafted a deeply personal brand story.

Ep 34 | Chief Everything Officer: Bossy Cosmetics

Hear how Aishetu Dozie left the world of finance to pursue her passion and launch a cosmetics brand.

Ep 33 | Own Your Story: Olivia Christian

Learn how a branding expert helps business owners tell their stories, authentically.

Ep 32 | Persistence & Positivity: Gooroo

Learn about the persistence of a teenage entrepreneur, how to build a team that shares your passions and what it’s like to run a business that’s actually thriving during a pandemic.

Ep 31 | Cultivating Community & Creativity During COVID: Studio on the Common

Hear how an art studio has creatively adapted their classes to accommodate an unprecedented pandemic.

Ep 30 | Cardio In The Time Of COVID: Inner Cycle

Learn how a spin studio navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, adjusted their offerings and leaned on their community.

Ep 29 | More Than A Fitness Center: Rebirth Body Transformation Center

Hear how a fitness and coaching center navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ep 28 | How The Pandemic Affected Her Restaurant: Moonshine 152

Hear from Asia Mei, the Chef/Owner of Moonshine 152, about how COVID-19 impacted her restaurant.

Ep 27 | A Small Business Gets A Freshly-Groomed Look: Stylish Pooch

Learn more about Rahanna Gray’s appearance on Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ and the evolution of her mobile dog grooming business.

Ep 26 | Impressions of Saratoga

Hear how shop owner Maddy Zanetti pivoted to continue making a positive impact during the quarantine – and adapt her retail offerings.

Ep 25 | Namaste At Home: Some Yoga Studio

Learn how yoga studio owner Lisa Natale transitioned to live-streamed video classes…after some trial and error.

Ep 24 | Take-Out Takeaways: Johnny’s Takeaway

Hear how chef Johnny Burke tells us shifted his restaurant’s focus to offer food delivery and more.

Ep 23 | Dancing From Home: Nashoba Valley Movement

Learn how a dance instructor began operating classes virtually, and how she stays in touch with her students and colleagues.

Ep 22 | A Cut Above: Barber’s Den

Hear how one barber shop grew into a successful trio of shops with an eye towards education and innovation.

Ep 21 | Dorm Room Dream: Headbands of Hope

Learn how founder Jess Ekstrom turned a dorm room dream into a business that helps children battling illness.

Ep 20 | Kitchen Lab to Downtown Store: Face Food Natural Beauty Market

Hear how esthetician Khaki Paquette turned her at-home skincare creations into a thriving natural beauty brand.

Ep 19 | A New Era For A Family Business: Saffron & Rose

Hear how the grandson of an ice cream entrepreneur is taking the family business into a modern era.

Ep 18 | Vintage Advantage: Flea Style

Learn more about influencer Brittany Cobb’s passion for vintage finds, and hear about her journey to opening two retail stores.

Ep 17 | Small Biz. Big Strategy: Current Forward

Get expert advice on understanding your brand from Kaitlin Maud, a strategy consultant.

Ep 16 | The Start-Up Whisperer: Gary Bredow

Hear from this TV host on what he’s learned from small business owners around the world.

Ep 15 | A Mission To Help Veterans: Freedom Found Co.

Learn tips on becoming an expert Etsy seller from charity-minded small business.

Ep 14 | Heels, Hustle, & Heart: Tskenya

Hear more about this successful footwear brand’s journey.

Ep 13 | Becoming Impactful & Expert Etsy Sellers: HelloPride

Hear how this brand makes a difference in the LGBTQ+ community, and get their tips on taking your online shop to the next level.

Ep 12 | Greeting Cards With A Twist: Carla Sue

Learn more about Carla Sue’s journey, and get her tips for taking your business to the next level.

Ep 11 | Best Of Small Business Stories

Wisdom, advice and tips from 11 business owners.

Ep 10 | From Blog to Brick & Mortar: Eat Boutique

Learn Maggie Battista’s advice on attending markets, getting feedback and finding retail space.

Ep 09 | Ace Your Next Event: Little Bird Events

Learn Maggie Battista’s advice on attending markets, getting feedback and finding retail space.

Ep 08 | Tips From A Toy Shop Owner: Boo’s Toy Shop

Hear how this toy shop owner juggles both physical and online businesses…and how her customers inspire her.

Ep 07 | A Brother’s Tribute: Luca + Danni

Hear how a grieving brother channeled his emotion into building a jewelry company.

Ep 06 | The Floating Hot Tub: Hottug

Hear how a chance discovery inspired this novel new business idea.

Ep 05 | The Restaurant With No Tables: Johnny’s Takeaway

Learn how chef Johnny Burke navigated legal red tape to adapt his eatery’s business model.

Ep 04 | Learn from My Friend Charlie: My Friend Charlie

Hear more from Charlie Spokes about her first year running a singles event company.

Ep 03 | Husband & Wife Duo: Jamber

Hear more about running a small business with your spouse and kids.

Ep 02 | Meet A Mompreneur: Buckle Me Baby Coats

Learn more about this mom’s journey navigating patents, crowdfunding and single parenting.

Ep 01 | Following Your Passion: Top Shelf Cookies & PostureBreak

Meet two small business owners who left their corporate jobs to follow their dreams.