Meet courageous entrepreneurs who followed their passion

Learn to work smarter, not harder, from those who started a business while working a full-time job, but never lost sight of the need for balance.

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Season 2

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    Tiwanny Kenney

    Changing course and inspiring inclusion in auctioneering

    TiWanna Kenney is the founder of Astounding Auctions and shared the story of her side hustle turned small business in Season 1, Episode 5. In this episode, TiWanna is back to answer the question, “Where is she now?” Kenney shares how her business adapted to the COVID-19 event climate, when in-person auctions couldn’t take place and how she continues to be an advocate for diversity in the auction industry.

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    Priya Vij

    Customizing small spaces with bespoke hardware

    Priya Vij is the founder of Hapny Home, a new home accessories brand focused on the small design details that have the power to transform your space, starting with cabinet hardware. The name Hapny comes from the names of all the cities where founder Priya has lived and rented apartments — Houston, Austin, Portland, and New York. The Hapny Home launch collection includes solid brass knobs, cabinet pulls, and appliance pulls.

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    Leslie Zinn - Podcast

    Making it convenient for people to be healthy

    Leslie Zinn is the co-founder and CEO of Arden's Garden — a cold-pressed juice, smoothie, and vegan foods company on a mission to cultivate an oasis of health and wellness. Arden's Garden started in Leslie's mother Arden's kitchen in the early 90s. Twenty-five years later, Arden’s Garden has two processing plants in East Point, Georgia; 17 retail store locations throughout Metro Atlanta; and more than 1,000 partners in the Southeast region.

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    Sanjay Parekh - Podcast

    A serial entrepreneur advocating for other entrepreneurs

    The tables are turned as host Sanjay Parekh is interviewed by friend, colleague, and podcast co-host Adam Walker. Sanjay started his first entrepreneurial venture in 2000 and has lived in the startup world ever since. Riding the ups and downs of startup culture, securing funding, and hiring staff, Sanjay has focused on being an advocate for other entrepreneurs in his roles as a VC, mentor, speaker, and podcast host.

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    Pride Journalistic - Podcast

    4 LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs share their Pride

    These are the stories of four entrepreneurs, all a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Though their businesses span industries and states, they all have something in common: they’re navigating the challenges of starting a business while also working towards sustainable growth, success, and happiness as queer entrepreneurs. We’re excited to amplify their voices, share their perspective on what needs to change, and learn their hopes for the future.

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