11 December 2017
START UP Webisode: Creative Profit Co.

Tess Wicks started in finance, as an actuary. That means she measured then managed, risk and uncertainty. She also realized that her generation lacked the financial literacy to really move ahead. So, she assessed the risk of leaving her job, weighed her options, took a deep breath, and did it anyway. Using her background in content marketing and podcasting, Tess founded Creative Profit Co. to help small business owners become more profitable and use financial strategies instead of guesswork and hope. She also teaches in-person classes at Next Door® Chicago, helping others learn how to tell great stories using digital content. Get tips from Tess on using content to tell your business’ story and drive customer action on the State Farm® Next Door® Simple Insights® page.

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05 December 2017
“Watson Hat Shop” on START UP TV SHOW

Eric Watson is a commercial pilot who, as a kid, loved Indiana Jones and his famous fedora. Eventually, Eric quit flying and bought some 1800s-era millinery equipment to make high end, custom hats. It may sound like a crazy path to entrepreneurship, but Eric knew exactly what he wanted to do. Now, he uses age-old techniques to make the finest vintage hats in Arizona and has clients out the door. Watch Eric's story and see how he relies on The UPS Store® to deliver his hats around the world.

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