From the birth of an idea, to an untimely death, and back again—running a business is not for the faint of heart. Hosted by Bianca Giaever, Lifecycle of a Business details the stages through the eyes of people who lived them.
How do businesses grow and change? Bianca Giaever explores the ups and downs of small businesses in the most unique places.
1 min 41 sec
What is the best route to take when trying to get a business off the ground? Abe Susman, an employee of a pet cemetery, has some big ideas to do just that.
15 min 42 sec
Linda Chamberlain founded the largest cryonics organization in America in the 1970’s. In this episode, we learn about how she took an idea that seemed crazy, and made it into a successful business.
17 min 4 sec
One day, Steph Mantis dipped a slice of pizza in resin for an art project. Then, thanks to the internet’s pizza obsession, her life changed forever.
12 min 34 sec
Their business was putting stress on Jess Mah and her co-founder’s relationship—so instead of hiring a consultant, they went to couples therapy. And it was there that Jess found the strength to go it alone.
9 min 43 sec
For many decades, if you lived in Monson, Maine you either worked for Moosehead Furniture or you knew someone who did. But like many small towns in America, they came to face the day when their main industry disappeared.
14 min 40 sec
You know how cats lead nine lives? Same goes for Mark Mitchell. In this episode, this business jack of all trades delivers some life wisdom on how to reinvent your career when things don’t go according to plan.
13 min 13 sec