17 August 2017
Follow Up Story: Real Kitchen

(Real Kitchen – Nick Schmuck – Season 1 Episode 8)

 

1. How did you end up being cast on Start Up?  Did you submit or were you contacted?

 I was contacted by Jenny – she has a friend who is a long time loyal client and had been coming to the shop when she visited. 

2. How did you feel after watching the episode, and is there anything you would've said or done differently? 

It admittedly has been quite a while since I watched it, but I felt like it accurately portrayed what Real Kitchen is and our story of how we got to where we were then.  A lot has happened since then, and I feel I have even more story about the entrepreneurial side of the business now.

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21 July 2017
The Power of Paper in a Digital World

With every new advancement, every new app, every new social network, it begins to feel like we live in a digital world. While digital is important, don’t forget that we live in the real world and tangible things still matter. Sure, your slick, responsive, parallax, mobile-friendly web site is great, but it’s also not a physical object that will sit on a potential clients’ desk for weeks on end. That e-blast newsletter may get a respectable open rate, but handing someone a postcard has a 100% open rate. Long story, short: never underestimate the power of paper. 

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13 July 2017
Follow Up Story: Hot Girls Pearls

(Hot Girls Pearls, Constance Sherman, Season 1, Episode 12)

1. How did you end up being cast on Start Up? Did you submit or were you contacted? 
I was contacted by one of the producers.

2. How did you feel after watching the episode, and is there anything you would've said or done differently?
I loved the whole experience with Gary and the crew. I had been on other shows that were great fun, but it was a great change being able to actually sit down and talk with Gary. I felt very comfortable and was able to show my sense of humor and just be myself.

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08 June 2017
The UPS Store Crowns its National Pitch Off Champion

As start-ups, you know what it takes to run a business. But you may be surprised how few small business owners can articulate their business or idea with an effective “Elevator Pitch.” Any great elevator pitch must be concise, persuasive, creative and passionate. The UPS Store set out to find the best pitch in its first-ever National Pitch Off Competition. Many of you entered but only one walked away with the $10,000 grand prize. Whose idea was worth $10,000? Click here! 

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08 June 2017
START UP on Amazon Video: Streaming Inspiration

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What do you get when you cross the best show about the small business experience with the biggest global online marketplace? You get START UP on Amazon Prime and yes, it’s a match made in heaven. 
Gary and his crew are finally available on the Amazon Video platform for viewing online and on Amazon-enabled TVs. Season 4 of the hit TV show is available now for your binging pleasure. 

For years, fans and entrepreneurs asked for a quick and easy way to watch their episode of choice, sending us stories of how one episode or another spoke to them and convinced them to finally start their own business. And it’s equally inspirational when viewed on Amazon, a once tiny web store that was launched to sell books in 1995 that grew exponentially into the 3rd largest retailer on Earth, right behind Walmart and CVS. Amazon, itself, is a shining example of how a good startup can change the world. 

Season 5 of START UP is now in post-production and will air on PBS this fall, coming to Amazon Video shortly thereafter. And who knows? Right now, some viewer may be drawing their courage to start the next Amazon or Apple or Facebook. 

And if it’s you, then we’ll be there to document your startup, too. Just give us a call.

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