Unfinished Biz with Robin and Wayne highlights founder stories from some of the most exciting, emerging brands on the planet. Often the more interesting stories happen before companies have “made it." Unfinished Biz focuses on honest conversations around tough topics, liberating milestones and incredible stories.
The Honey Pot Co-Founder & CEO Bea Dixon
51:50Bea Dixon, The Honey Pot Co-Founder and CEO, has had an entrepreneurial journey unlike any other. From pharmacy work to running a cleaning business to working with vendors at Whole Foods, Bea learned how to hustle, how to take charge in business, and how to treat her Honey Pot team with care and respect. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn more about the genesis of The Honey Pot brand, Bea's highs and lows along the way, and why feminine wellness is so important.
G.O.A.T. Fuel Co-Founders Jaqui & Jerry Rice
46:42G.O.A.T. Fuel Founder Jerry Rice and his Co-Founder (and daughter) Jaqui Rice have had quite the entrepreneurial journey. G.O.A.T. Fuel a lifestyle and health-focused energy brand that focuses on a variety of flavors and unique ingredients designed to separate it from its competitors. Jerry Rice also happens to be a National Football League Hall of Famer and 3-time Super Bowl champion who holds the record for most touchdowns in the NFL, so G.O.A.T. Fuel has big shoes to fill! Join Robin and Wayne as they uncover the full story.
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[solidcore] Founder Anne Mahlum
46:06Nobody knows fitness quite like [solidcore] Founder Anne Mahlum. [solidcore] describes itself as pilates redefined, with a full-body workout that utilizes slow and controlled movements, now one of the biggest boutique fitness brands in the US. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn how Anne grew to know and love the exercise, what challenges she faced while scaling her business, and where [solidcore] is expanding next.
Weee! Founder & CEO Larry Liu
41:29Founder & CEO of ethnic e-grocer Weee! Larry Liu believes in bringing fresh groceries to customers across the United States. Weee!’s products include meats, snacks, beverages, health and beauty tools, even household essentials. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn how Weee! was born from demand, how scaling as quickly as Weee! did created new business models, and what Larry hopes for the future of retail.
Vintner's Daughter Founder & CEO April Gargiulo
44:09Vintner's Daughter Founder and CEO April Gargiulo honed her entrepreneurial skills running her family's wine business, but it wasn't until she took a leap of faith creating her own skincare line that she truly understood the challenges ahead. April joins Robin and Wayne to share her motivation behind Vintner's Daughter, the parallels of growing grapes and developing face serums, and why her approach to growth at Vintner's Daughter is unlike that at other startups.
Noom Co-Founder & CEO Saeju Jeong
55:37Saeju Jeong, Noom Co-Founder and CEO, spent his early years immersed in the world of medicine, but his eventual path took a much less traditional turn. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn how Saeju found his calling, why Noom is more than a weight loss app, and where the future of heathcare is headed next.
Ellis Isle Founder & CEO Nailah Ellis
40:56Nailah Ellis' entrepreneurial journey literally started from scratch - her family's Jamaican sweet tea recipe was passed down for generations before Nailah decided to share it with the world as Ellis Island Tea. But perfecting taste, securing distribution, and scaling for demand is more than just a labor of love, and Nailah was doing it all on her own. Today, the brand now known as Ellis Isle has fresh funding, celebrity partnerships, and is on store shelves everywhere. Join Robin and Wayne for a truly inspiring story from one founder who never stopped believing in her destiny.
Good Eggs CEO Bentley Hall
47:40When Bentley Hall joined the Good Eggs team five years ago, he had his work cut out for him. Good Eggs needed an overhaul of not only its grocery delivery business plan but its leadership and company goals, and that forced Bentley to make some tough decisions. Today, Good Eggs is a very different company that's managed to thrive during the pandemic - thanks to some big strategy shifts and a lot of teamwork. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn all about Bentley’s entrepreneurial journey.
Muniq Founder & CEO Marc Washington
52:18Muniq Founder and CEO Marc Washingon is the first to admit that despite his vast experience over the years working with entrepreneurs, becoming one himself hasn't always been easy. Join Robin and Wayne as they uncover how Marc recreated his business expertise into a direct-to-consumer brand that aims to be both delicious and healthy.
Partake Foods Founder & CEO Denise Woodard
37:26When Denise Woodard's daughter was diagnosed with a long list of food allergies, Denise had to start getting creative in the kitchen. But after realizing how much "safe" foods could still be fun and tasty to eat, Denise turned her family's lifestyle into a successful product line called Partake Foods. Join Robin and Wayne as they hear all about Denise's journey, and how much she had to risk early on to find eventual success.