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Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.

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Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.

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We Will definitely make an effort to go to Sego restaurant. We have been so spoiled with a executive chef now in our family. Our daughter has been a General Manager with celebrity chefs for almost 20 years. When they come to visit we will bring them in. My husband and I work together in a general contracting and design company. It’s been an adventure we also travel to many of our clients projects and live out of a 5th wheel when needed. Life is good!!!! Our other daughter works with her husband running over 9 businesses in a small mountain community. We are your family who works together glad I found your podcast!!!!

The interviews get better and better

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Always informative, insightful and entertaining. With the latest interview with Andria and Dom of TUF, truly inspiring. I can't wait to listen to part 2. Well done Parkers!

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392 Ratings
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390
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Sego

By wedding demo - May 10 2019
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We Will definitely make an effort to go to Sego restaurant. We have been so spoiled with a executive chef now in our family. Our daughter has been a General Manager with celebrity chefs for almost 20 years. When they come to visit we will bring them in. My husband and I work together in a general contracting and design company. It’s been an adventure we also travel to many of our clients projects and live out of a 5th wheel when needed. Life is good!!!! Our other daughter works with her husband running over 9 businesses in a small mountain community. We are your family who works together glad I found your podcast!!!!

The interviews get better and better

By Asdfghj6842 - Nov 28 2018
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Always informative, insightful and entertaining. With the latest interview with Andria and Dom of TUF, truly inspiring. I can't wait to listen to part 2. Well done Parkers!
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CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit

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Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.

Rank #1: Ninjapreneurs: Rachel and Duncan Richardson of Bodies In Motion, Boise, Idaho, Part 2

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We are back with two people who are strong in will, in stature, and in relationship. Plus, they throw axes. We’re picking up where we left off with muscular marketer Rachel Richardson, and her engineer/American Ninja Warrior husband, Duncan. They own and operate Bodies In Motion, a unique gym and family recreation facility. They train American Ninja hopefuls, offer fitness classes and martial arts, a preschool and more. Their teamwork and sense of seizing the moment are sincere. Here in part 2, we ask some burning questions, like How do people NOT work with their spouse? And how scary is ax throwing, anyway? And, Do you and your own business partner know how to ‘parking lot’ stuff? What does that even mean? And how does Leonidas fit in this picture, anyway? For that matter, who is Leonidas? Not up on the Battle of Thermopylae? Get your Greek history on, and join us for insight and inspiration from one of the strongest couples we’ve ever had the pleasure to sit down with.

Jan 01 2020

34mins

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Rank #2: Behind Every Celebrity Chef: Shon & Elizabeth Foster Of Sego in Kanab, UT Part 1

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This is a unique interview. Love cooking, food and The Food Network? This is a deep dive into cuisine. Intrigued by couple dynamics and lifelong romance? This is a show for you, too. We’re in Kanab Utah talking to Shon &Elizabeth Foster of Sego Restaurant, which they run out of a boutique hotel. This restaurant is unique, and they’re doing something right: they’ve been approached about replicating it in other hotels around southern Utah. Shon & Elizabeth are also unique—this is a story about football, punk rock, babies and divorce. They have an unusual work dynamic, and it might seem that Shon is steamrolling Elizabeth, because he’s a force—but you learn that in her own, much quieter way, she’s a force as well.

Feb 27 2019

58mins

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Rank #3: How To Not Fail When Setting Big Goals: Psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain of InLoveAndBiz.com

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Does goal setting ever really work? Yes. But you have to do it correctly. Today, we’re sitting down with CoupleCo’s most popular guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain. We talk about a potent and powerful tool for couples in business together who are looking to set—and reach—their goals. It happens through The Power Of One. It’s a surprisingly simple process with five steps, but it takes cooperation, communication and candor. And the results can be worth it. Fail to follow these simple steps, and you’re in for a much more challenging, uphill slog. Want success? Listen in with the original couples-in-business psychologist.

Jan 09 2019

32mins

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Rank #4: Is Entrepreneuriagational A Word: Paul & Laura Whitmore of Southport Congregational Church, Southport CT, Part 1

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This episode is unusual. Some might argue that these two are not really a CoupleCo. Paul and Laura Whitmore work together in a category with a ragingly high divorce rate: married clergy. The Reverends Whitmore are ministers who run a congregational church in Southport, Connecticut. We’ve interviewed all kinds of people from all kinds of faiths, from faithful evangelicals, to fallen Mormons who follow the Jedi, to atheists who converted to Judaism, to everyday agnostics. Here, it doesn’t matter who or what you believe, as long you are a couple committed to your mission and each other. This is a story about having faith in building something big. What Paul and Laura have done requires entrepreneurial sensibility, intense cooperation, and shared vision. They’ve been building their church since the 1990s. In that time, they’ve roughly quadrupled the congregation and tripled the annual budget. This from two people who swore they would never work together. Not unusual enough? Wait for Paul’s assertion that spirituality and marketing go hand in hand. This is a conversation with parallels and even allegories for all couples in business together.

Sep 11 2019

53mins

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Rank #5: Sex & Your Business: Dr. Rachna Jain Of InLoveAndBiz.com

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It’s not uncommon: When a couple goes into business together, they find they’re not having sex as often. Clinical psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain is back with the age-old question: Is your business the reason you’re not having sex? Research shows that the best sex happens when a couple feels connected to each other. It's not physical thing, but emotional, psychological and mental. So often, bedroom challenges actually start outside the bedroom. The bedroom merely becomes a symptom. When a couple loses intimacy, is work taking up too much time and too much importance? Is it necessary to carve out time to just connect with each other? Do you need new boundaries or rules? (We even look at the Hundred Dollar Rule used by the owners of Harcourts Desert Homes in Palm springs, episodes 68 & 69.) Is it necessary to find a pivot? In some cases, it could be as simple as a hug. For one famous author, the pivot is a cheese omelet. And at the bottom of all of this: Communication.

Jun 26 2019

33mins

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Rank #6: Retail Partners In The Amazon Age: Amy Dannwolf and Jordan Jones of Powder7 in Golden, CO, Part 2

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We are back in Golden, Colorado, where Amy Dannwolf and Jordan Jones are crushing it in ski retail. Their brick-and-mortar and online retail store Powder7 is huge, both in size and stature—11,000 square feet of warehouse space, and a local retail sales floor, all run by a staff that has helped them earn kudos from Outside Magazine as a great place to work. We hear about how and why they have such great team members. And how does a business launched in Mom’s basement have an easier time being principled than some other businesses might? Powder7 also has something in common with Southwest Airlines. It regards the single most important person in the business equation and—surprise—it’s not the customer. How have this pair, with no retail or ecommerce experience, done so well and developed a huge operation with a global fan base? Possibly because they had no reference standard for what’s possible. They just did it.

Nov 13 2019

39mins

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Rank #7: Purple Passion-preneurs: Derek & Rhiannon Eddy of Purple Orchid Resort, Part 2

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Today, we return to Livermore, California for part 2 of our conversation with the Purple Orchid. Derek and Rhiannon Eddy are serial entrepreneurs who’d never been in the resort business until they bought an ailing, wine-country resort and spa. After meeting in a 7am accounting class at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, they’ve never been apart. It’s somehow fitting that they focus on the wedding niche—and that’s why they bought the resort. They were also on the reality show Hotel Impossible, where they became one of the season’s top-rated episodes. It’s also how they’ve attracted visitors from as far away as the Czech Republic. Today, we hear about how it’s important to not think you know everything or that you can do it all yourself. That would seem self-evident—but we can all fall victim to it. We’re also going to hear about business-crisis management while managing a personally emergent situation. And, how being a good and active member of the community can be really good for your business.

Feb 20 2019

35mins

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Rank #8: Purple Passion-preneurs: Derek & Rhiannon Eddy of Purple Orchid Resort, Part 1

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Derek and Rhiannon Eddy are serial entrepreneurs who got into the resort business—without ever having been in the resort business. College sweethearts with a diehard streak for starting businesses, they have long been focused on the wedding niche—and the resort is part of it. They used to have a wedding photography business in Las Vegas. We’re going to hear some surprising insights into what it means to give some room to your entrepreneurial spouse. We’re going to hear about having a passion for a business that isn’t for everyone. What’s it like for you and your kids to live and work, sleep and eat at your job? What happens when you’ve booked a big wedding and the power has gone out? Hint: it leads to all kinds of interesting community cooperation. And what’s it like to be on a big reality TV show—and how much appeal can you really have when you aren’t the couple who fights all the time?

Feb 13 2019

50mins

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Rank #9: Mayhem Marketing Minute: Profiting In Tough Times w/Trish McMillen

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Is profiting in tough times pure luck? If you listen to Trish McMillen, it’s more like pure love. She’s back, sharing tips that she and her husband Jared used during the last recession, increasing their business by 40% per year for seven years. Together, they are fine-art photographers with a retail gallery. Additionally, Trish is a real estate agent. This bite-size interview covers a lot of territory. In 12 minutes, we cover the power of motion, inviting normalcy, maintaining routines, ignoring the chaos, tapping the Dalai Lama, influencing what we are capable of influencing, being open to opportunities, making the human connection, and the power of making everyone your customer.

Apr 14 2020

17mins

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Rank #10: Remembering Ina Cohn: Ina & Jerry Cohn of Label Makers, Inc.

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This episode is a memorial tribute to Honey's mother, Ina Cohn. Back in episode 38, we interviewed her parents, Ina and Jerry, who spent 35 years in business together and lived to tell about it. These two may be the sitcom Jewish parents you never had—because they’re the sitcom Jewish parents who taught Honey everything she knows about a couple in business together. They had an extraordinary relationship through 35 years in business and 60 years of marriage. You’ll hear tips about being in business alone vs. with a spouse, about finances, about the right way to treat your vendors, and what happens when technology starts to change your livelihood. You’re going to hear anecdotes and, perhaps most importantly, love and laughs. RIP, Ina. 

Apr 09 2020

49mins

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Rank #11: Good For What Ails You: Dr. Richard Perry & Dr. Elaine Carlson of Southern Maine Internal Medicine, Part 2

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We are back in Boca Grande, Florida with Dr. Richard Perry and Dr. Elaine Carlson of Southern Maine Internal Medicine. Their skills at collaboration and cooperation are a lesson for any couple anywhere. Their business together was the result of desiring better quality of life. They left big jobs in the big city to start a little, out-of-the-way non-profit. Today, we look at possibly conflicting working styles, setting goals professionally vs. personally, and how on earth do the two of you go on vacation at the same time? Also, do any of us ever really retire? These two have a holistic approach to medicine—but is that matched by a similar approach to life, family and everything else? And get ready for the best advice ever to couples who think they want to work together.

Aug 07 2019

29mins

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Rank #12: Construction CoupleCo: Beth and Jon Van Dyke of Modern Re-Bath in Lake Villa, IL, Part 1

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We are in suburban Chicago, talking construction. Beth and Jon Van Dyke are crushing it with Re-Bath, the national franchise that specializes in quick and easy bathroom remodels. One reason these two are on this show is they‘re dedicated listeners. They were thrilled to find a resource for couplepreneurs. They’re also big fans (like us) of being purposeful and intentional. So, should you seek counsel about whether you’re doing the right thing for your relationship and business? What if deciding to not bring work home with you can get ugly? What happens when you each manage different departments that often conflict? Or, what if the economy goes off the rails and one of you has to be laid off? Plus, this began as a family business. What happens when you’re the interloper?

Aug 14 2019

43mins

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Rank #13: RV Escape Couple: Chris & Jen Hudak of Escapod Trailers in Wanship, UT, Part 1

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We’re traveling to cow country in the greater Park City, Utah area to meet our first-ever manufacturing CoupleCo, Chris and Jen Hudak of Escapod Trailers. If you’re a skier or a fan of The Amazing Race, and “Jen Hudak” sounds familiar, that’s because she is that Jen Hudak: the multiple-medal-winning freestyle skier in halfpipe who took part in Amazing Race season 30 in 2018. If you follow mixed-martial arts, you might know her husband by his former name, Chris Moore. He has competed in mixed martial arts internationally, which qualified him for an equally dangerous task in turning around underperforming restaurants. Do not mess with these people. They are lovely—lovely and dangerous. They’re also a complete delight. Presently, they own a travel trailer business that started as a side hustle, and now produces a compact, rugged camper that is an object of desire in the mountain biking subculture. It’s a really good trailer and it’s affordable. We’re going to hear how this side hustle happened, and how they’ve made it work. They have serious business objectives that are less about building an empire and more about building a lifestyle. We’re also going to hear about the salad days and the all-nighters—and how they maintain a high level of cooperation amid potential conflict.

Jan 30 2019

55mins

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Rank #14: Construction CoupleCo: Beth and Jon Van Dyke of Modern Re-Bath in Lake Villa, IL, Part 2

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We are back in suburban Chicago with Jon and Beth Van Dyke of Modern Re-Bath in Lake Villa. ReBath is a national franchise operation specializing in quick and easy bathroom remodels. In this episode, we discuss some interesting challenges. What if you’re a CoupleCo—who is essentially taking over a family business from the original CoupleCo? We’ll be talking more about the value of acting with purpose and intent—which plays into different communication styles, and how it’s a challenge when you don’t act with purpose and intent to understand those differences. And why on earth would you have a regular Monday-night date night? (This might be useful if you have a business where Mondays are a challenge. ) And, a bonus: At the end of the episode, a few good laughs with the first-ever multi-generational CoupleCo surprise guests.

Aug 21 2019

32mins

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Rank #15: A Dog's Purpose, A Couple's Mission: Cathryn Michon & W. Bruce Cameron of Surprise Hit Films, Los Angeles, Part 1

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Hit movies, TV series and bestselling novels: meet Hollywood creative power couple, Cathryn Michon and W. Bruce Cameron. They’re best known as screenwriters for the Dog’s Purpose film franchise. The first film, A Dog’s Purpose, starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton, broke $200 million at the box office on a reported budget of $22 million. Cathryn is a writer/actor/director, known for her independent comedy films, Muffin Top and Cook Off, and the Grrrl Genius books. Bruce’s bestseller, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, became an ABC sitcom. At this writing, Bruce is touring to promote the third in the Dog’s Purpose novel series, A Dog’s Promise. All these separate projects. Isn’t this supposed to be about couples working together? Yes it is. And these two are dynamic business and creative partners. Everything that goes out the door, they've both worked on. She edits his books. He works on her movies. They’re funny, and share a potent creative and business dynamic. They also have a useful decision making structure that every CoupleCo should consider. And, that they’re both dog people is important. Without dogs, and without Bruce spontaneously telling Cathryn a story that eventually became a New York Times bestseller, we might not be here today. (And a lot of Hollywood dogs would be out of work.)

Oct 23 2019

49mins

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Rank #16: Is Entrepreneuriagational A Word: Paul & Laura Whitmore of Southport Congregational Church, Southport CT, Part 2

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Back with Reverends Paul and Laura Whitmore of Southport Congregational Church in Southport, Connecticut. Not obviously an entrepreneurial couple, they’ve accomplished something that requires a distinctly entrepreneurial sensibility: by their wit and wisdom and coupleco cooperation, they’ve grown a membership by over 300%, and increased the annual budget by 500%. In this episode, we get an up-close and personal idea how staggering the divorce rate is for married clergy. We also hear more about the job and relationship in terms of a Venn diagram—sometimes together, sometimes apart. But, can there be too much together? And can there be too much equality in the business? What advice would the clergy couple have for any other couple in business together?

Sep 18 2019

23mins

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Rank #17: Real-Life Real Estate Investors: Jill & Tyler Sheff of Cash Flow Guys, Tarpon Springs, FL, Part 1

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The Cash Flow Guys are a husband & wife real estate investment team in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tyler & Jill Sheff are surprisingly easy and affable—which belies great insight and advice on getting past the problems of life and building wealth. Jill and Tyler are real estate investors, they invest in real estate for other people, and they even teach others to do what they do. They’ve both done a lot of things in their lives, including being a cop and working in the pits at the race track. Which one did which? Only one way to find out. Join us.

Apr 24 2019

40mins

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Rank #18: On Their Own Terms: Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution, Part 1

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These two were high-school sweethearts, married young, and ran her family’s business—which was killing them. So they sold the business and became pioneers. They started doing branding and positioning for early internet marketers. Over the years, Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution have battled disease, loss, demons and failure. They are also proof that, when you’re prepared and have desire, a seat-of-the-pants effort can pay off big. Chris is also happy to let Jim be out front. She’s behind the curtain, running the show and making sure the business can deliver. Jim frequently gives presentations in front of big audiences. He talks about an embarrassing episode in front of hundreds of people. It involves the belt in his pants—and it was a turning point. They are also proof that, when you have preparation and desire, it can pay off big. 

May 29 2019

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Rank #19: Construction Couplepreneurs Go West and Go Big: Vicky & Jim Fitlow of Re-Bath UT & CO, Part 1

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This is a tale of two very different people, in a very different place, grappling with some very different challenges and overcoming enormous odds. He was a ski racer and ski coach. She’s a lawyer. Vicky and Jim Fitlow do not come from construction. Having a construction franchise was a quality-of-life decision. And the operation has become huge. They own and operate Re-Bath Utah and Re-Bath Colorado. And yes, this our second CoupleCo convo with a Re-Bath franchisee—but this one is very different. We discuss how they weathered the economic downturn by being “too big to fail.” There are keen insights on what happens when you’re going big—and the economy decides it’s going big in the other direction. And yes, Ultimate Frisbee plays a part...

Jan 22 2020

51mins

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Rank #20: Teaching Meets Trampolines: Chad & Katie Babcock of JumpTime in Boise, Idaho, Part 2

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Chad and Katie Babcock of JumpTime indoor trampoline parks, TumbleTime tumbling, and SoccerTime indoor soccer, have operations around Idaho and Montana. They are both exceptional athletes with teaching degrees, and this empire began when Chad, a freestyle skier and self-described carny, started a TumbleBus business. For them, everything is about education. We’re going to hear them discuss the importance of developing thick skin, learning how to separate business from married life, and motivating each other in ways that we might not expect. Get ready for everything from big air—to small-child bodily fluids day at one of the businesses. They also tell a tale of a terrifying first-day on the job. There’s the school bus fire, and the power of just turning off your damn cell phone.

Nov 27 2019

28mins

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The Impossible Dream: CoupleCo Commitment During COVID

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Is this the shortest and most potent episode of CoupleCo yet? We revisit an interview with Pennie & Roy Williams of Williams Marketing and Wizard Academy. Honey asks a question that leads Roy to wax poetic: calling on the landmark work of Spanish literature, "Don Quixote," Roy talks about the idealism and absurdity of commitment. Then, we talk about what it means to be a couple in business together--especially during the pandemic weirdness of COVID. Great things are going to happen... 

May 27 2020

12mins

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"Is it a mistake being in business with your spouse?" feat. Dr. Rachna Jain

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So many couples are considering this right now. And this discussion also offers tools for any couple facing normal challenges of business together. So, why launch a business together, and why now? More freedom? More flexibility? Or is it like our own situation, where one gets laid off and the other says, “Let’s do it!” What are bad reasons to do it? And with workplace arguments, who ya gonna complain to? What are the red flags? Should you be in counseling? (No pancake counseling. Real counseling. And what IS pancake counseling, anyway?) And, three useful exercises for any couple in business together.

May 20 2020

29mins

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Expats In Paradise: Anne Pound & Paul Speed of Mango Vacation Rentals, Nicaragua, Part 2

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Back with our favorite expats living the dream, Anne Pound and Paul Speed of Mango Vacation Rentals in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Last week, we talked about everything from the realities of living the dream of a high-value, low-overhead lifestyle to adapting to the rhythm of life in a place where nobody is ever on your timetable. We continue  by covering the craziest thing that has happened to them on the job in Nicaragua (Anne did wonder whether she was going to survive it), and an unusual CoupleCo survival tactic, which involves having a safe word.

May 13 2020

30mins

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Expats In Paradise: Anne Pound & Paul Speed of Mango Vacation Rentals, Nicaragua, Part 1

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Living the tropical dream: Anne Pound and Paul Speed left North America. They moved to a famous expat surfer beach destination of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua and started a property management company, Mango Vacation Rentals. From the realities of living the low-overhead lifestyle, to adapting to a rhythm of life where nobody is on your timetable, how does this Canadian couple make it work? And what about when your dream job wakes you up at 3am? We answer burning questions, like which socio-economic vacation rental demographic misbehaves the most? You might be surprised. And yes, there are stories about toilet paper before hoarding began. Hear how these city slickers from north of the border cut their daily labor in half and enjoy their lives more.

May 06 2020

38mins

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Lawyer-Humans In Love & Biz: Shreya & Colin Ley of LayRoots, Seattle, Part 2

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Colin Ley and Shreya Ley of the law firm LayRoots are a dynamic, energetic pair had a lot to say about branding and marketing. Revealing themselves to their prospect has been an important part of that. In this episode, we hear about a new rule—called The Headphone Rule. They also have an interesting way of coming to terms with the problem of always talking about work: they choose hobbies where talking about work could cause a great deal of physical pain. Colin and Shreya are now living the life they want, and are designing their business around that. And what about having an exit strategy—or a no exit strategy?

Apr 29 2020

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Lawyer-Humans In Love & Biz: Shreya & Colin Ley of LayRoots, Seattle

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Colin Ley and Shreya Ley operate the Seattle law firm Lay Roots LLC. This pair are young, dynamic, energetic, and are doing it for a lot of the same reasons other CoupleCos are doing it: they want to do what they do on their own terms. They both got their law degrees at Tulane in New Orleans, then left for Seattle, for which their livers probably thank them. Talking with LayRoots was fun. And that’s not just because they’re lawyers who are smart and funny. We spent a lot of time talking about marketing and making those decisions as a couple in business together. And Shreya and Colin have done a fine job of branding themselves as a law firm that’s approachable for humans.

Apr 22 2020

54mins

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: New Customers, New Skills w/ Dr. Rachna Jain

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Psychologist and entrepreneur Dr. Rachna Jain is back with insights into how these crazy times can be good for business and good for you. Ironically, social distancing is leading to all kinds of new ways to meet new prospects. And, there are more opportunities to put new skills into your tool box.

Apr 16 2020

9mins

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Profiting In Tough Times w/Trish McMillen

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Is profiting in tough times pure luck? If you listen to Trish McMillen, it’s more like pure love. She’s back, sharing tips that she and her husband Jared used during the last recession, increasing their business by 40% per year for seven years. Together, they are fine-art photographers with a retail gallery. Additionally, Trish is a real estate agent. This bite-size interview covers a lot of territory. In 12 minutes, we cover the power of motion, inviting normalcy, maintaining routines, ignoring the chaos, tapping the Dalai Lama, influencing what we are capable of influencing, being open to opportunities, making the human connection, and the power of making everyone your customer.

Apr 14 2020

17mins

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Remembering Ina Cohn: Ina & Jerry Cohn of Label Makers, Inc.

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This episode is a memorial tribute to Honey's mother, Ina Cohn. Back in episode 38, we interviewed her parents, Ina and Jerry, who spent 35 years in business together and lived to tell about it. These two may be the sitcom Jewish parents you never had—because they’re the sitcom Jewish parents who taught Honey everything she knows about a couple in business together. They had an extraordinary relationship through 35 years in business and 60 years of marriage. You’ll hear tips about being in business alone vs. with a spouse, about finances, about the right way to treat your vendors, and what happens when technology starts to change your livelihood. You’re going to hear anecdotes and, perhaps most importantly, love and laughs. RIP, Ina. 

Apr 09 2020

49mins

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Flexing Your Money Muscle w/Dr. Rachna Jain

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Today, we are back with Dr. Jain, talking about getting creative and flexing your money muscle. In some cases, this is about your side hustle. In other cases, this is about adapting your existing business for the moment. And, it could be as simple as being proactive, and talking to existing or dormant clients.

Apr 07 2020

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Delete The Noise For Focus & Profit

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Do you know how to profit in tough times? Trish and Jared McMillen are a creative power couple. We first interviewed these two way back in episodes 5 and 6. They are photographers, and own a fine art photography gallery that sells their high-end landscape photography. Additionally, Trish is a real estate agent with Keller Williams, which is a very entrepreneurial-minded operation. Today, we are talking with Trish, who shares some of the simple secrets she and Jared used during the last recession to increase their business by 40% per year for seven years.

Apr 02 2020

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Mindset Can Save You

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Psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain is one of our most popular guests. Episode #26, where she explains to couples in business how to argue, remains one of our top 5. This time, she's joining us to talk about the surviving the mayhem through mindset and (who saw this coming) adapting your marketing to the moment. 

Mar 31 2020

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Being Fearless In Redefining Success

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We asked entrepreneur attorneys Tera and Byron Ames what tip they would have for a business in this crazy, COVID-19 cultural climate. Their answers were about being flexible and adaptable, and bringing a fearlessness to redefining what success actually means in this age of staying apart.  

Mar 26 2020

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Where's The Opportunity In Serving?

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Dave Lakhani is a marketing powerhouse and internationally known persuasion expert. He and his partner, Sarah Skeem, run Growth Foundry, a digital marketing agency based in Boise, Idaho. We asked Dave, "If you could provide a marketing tip for a business looking to survive the mayhem, what would it be?" His answer was in-depth and interesting, and is predicated on a theme of opportunity through service.

Mar 24 2020

15mins

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Why Double-Down On Ads During The Mayhem?

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There's a time-honored tradition of doubling down during bad economic times. It goes back as far as World War II. And a client of ours did it during the last recession--and crushed it. And if you don't have paid advertising, it's still proactive wisdom for social media. How can you be proactive in your business, serve your customer and community, and keep your business going during high weirdness...?

Mar 19 2020

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Mayhem Marketing Minute: Does Proactive = Profitable?

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There is a simple question to ask about your business in a time of mayhem: Am I being reactive—or proactive? Being reactive feels lousy, and could even be the end of your business. Being proactive feels better, serves your customer better, and helps you have legs for the long haul. So, how do you be proactive, and serve your customer better during pandemic pandemonium? In this short conversation, we talk about a simple way to think your way to the better reality. 

Mar 17 2020

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How To Become YouTube Stars: Dirt Farmer Jay & Dirt Farmer Maggie, Part 2

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Back with YouTube sensations, Dirt Farmer Jay and Dirt Farmer Maggie. Their central theme of authentic living leads to plenty of revenue from videos with millions of views each. We hear about the power of mutual respect. There’s an odd twist on the question, “How does having entrepreneurial parents affect the kids?” It’s also likely that the craziest thing ever to happen in your business did not involve a taser. They share a pitfall to avoid that comes from their corporate days—and is both important and scalable. We discuss getting beyond defining success to seeking significance. And there’s important advice for anyone who thinks they want to go into business with a spouse.

Mar 11 2020

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How To Become YouTube Stars: Dirt Farmer Jay & Dirt Farmer Maggie, Part 1

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When you lose not just a job, but your career, how do you reinvent yourself? A career counselor will probably never say: Become a YouTube star! But that’s exactly what Dirt Farmer Jay and Dirt Farmer Maggie did. Finding themselves collateral victims in a hostile takeover could’ve led to early retirement. Instead, it has led to their accountant saying things like, “Stop making so much money!” But, after spending much of their careers together, they found they were facing new challenges. Like, the problems of doing a creative job together. And when you’re working in a creative capacity with the significant other, who are you actually talking to? Spouse? Business partner? Authority? And then, there are the hazards of trying to do everything yourselves. Not to mention there are the hazards of having your very own star-struck YouTube fans. Join us as we draw back curtain and step inside the YouTube empire of Dirt Farmer Jay and Dirt Farmer Maggie in Tooele, Utah.

Mar 04 2020

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Remembering A Braveheart Life: Jill & Spencer Wright of The Pod Mill

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This is an unfortunate first for Coupleco. The Pod Mill is a dynamic, aggressively optimistic podcast production studio in Salt Lake City. We sat down with CoupleCo Spencer Wright and Jill Hyde Wright last year. They were lovely, generous and open with their story. They'd risen to challenges that include their adopted, special-needs son, and Jill’s life with a transplanted heart. We’re sorry to report that half a year later, the world has lost Jill. Her obituary indicates her passing "was due to complications following a difficult yet successful surgery." In Jill's honor, we’re presenting highlights from our conversation together--a discussion that underscores the power of the love that can go into a CoupleCo. 

Feb 26 2020

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Producing Love Around The World: Angie & Davor Rostuhar, Filmmakers, Part 2

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Back with Angie and Davor Rostuhar, the Croatians who used their year-long honeymoon to shoot a documentary about love around the world. In this episode, we’re going to look at the vital capacity for members of a CoupleCo to endure, forgive and forget. And when we asked about the craziest thing that’s ever happened to them in circling the globe, we got the challenges of an entire African nation. Davor and Angie have an interesting rule about fighting. There’s also an unusual discussion about empathy. And what are the benefits of surviving the intensity of working together? Or breaking up because of the job—and continuing to work together? And how can the best date night possibly involve arguing? This is one couple with a lot of miles and stories to share.

Feb 19 2020

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By wedding demo - May 10 2019
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We Will definitely make an effort to go to Sego restaurant. We have been so spoiled with a executive chef now in our family. Our daughter has been a General Manager with celebrity chefs for almost 20 years. When they come to visit we will bring them in. My husband and I work together in a general contracting and design company. It’s been an adventure we also travel to many of our clients projects and live out of a 5th wheel when needed. Life is good!!!! Our other daughter works with her husband running over 9 businesses in a small mountain community. We are your family who works together glad I found your podcast!!!!

The interviews get better and better

By Asdfghj6842 - Nov 28 2018
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Always informative, insightful and entertaining. With the latest interview with Andria and Dom of TUF, truly inspiring. I can't wait to listen to part 2. Well done Parkers!