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  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Adam Hizme of Guardian Bells

    Adam_Hizme_GuardianBellsAdam Hizme has had an entrepreneurial spirit since he was a kid selling candy bars to his classmates at school. So, years later, when someone walked into his motorcycle shop looking for good luck bells he didn't have, he naturally decided to make them.

    With Guardian Bells, Adam is living out his dream as an entrepreneur in a field he did not expect. I catch up with him at the Las Vegas Market trade show where he was exhibiting with our Wholesale team. He walks us through how he got started, the battles he faces from competition, and how he comes up with his hundreds of designs.

     

     

     

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  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Graham Wasilition of Chateau Spill

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    Graham Wasilition is an entrepreneur to the bone. With his engineering background, the Austin, Texas native co-founded a liquor distillery company then co-founded Château Spill, the red wine, grass, blood, dirt and every-other-kind-of-stain remover. He continues to run them both. I catch up with him at the Las Vegas Market trade show where he was exhibiting Château Spill with our Wholesale team.

    Graham discusses the balance it takes to run not only one company but two, the exhilaration he experiences being on the road meeting customers, the daily challenges of running a business, and the exciting future he sees for Château Spill.

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    Like what you hear? Listen to the rest of the Meet the Maker Podcast series here then rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes

  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Cynthia Saito of Wrapadoo

    CatalogV1_WrapadooIt started while trying to wrap and dry her young daughter's hair. After too many unsuccessful nightly routines and plenty of conversations other mothers about their haircare experiences, Cynthia Saito noticed there were a lot of hair products on the market that dried your hair but that's it. She didn't see a product looking out for moisture balance or, most importantly, maintaining healthy hair. So she created one that not only solved a problem she faced with her daughter but herself and all women with long hair.

    Hear how Cynthia designed her hair wrap, Wrapadoo, and built her business, why American manufacturing was so difficult but so important in bringing it to life, and how The Grommet helped volumize her company.

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    Like what you hear? Listen to the rest of the Meet the Maker Podcast series here then rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes

  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Maya & Greg Liberman of Shape + Store

    CatalogV1_Shape+StoreMaya Liberman always wanted to run her own business. One day while making cookies with her kids, she thought it would be great to have a container to hold cookie dough and avoid the mess that occurred every time she made them. The idea took hold of her. She enlisted the help of her husband Greg and his experience in sales and marketing to flesh out a business and, more importantly, further products, like the Burger Master.

    Hear how Maya and Greg built the business of Shape + Store, find new uses for the product every day, continue to overcome challenges in finding retail placement, and persevere through doubt to create a tool that can help any kitchen, including their own.

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    Like what you hear? Listen to the rest of the Meet the Maker Podcast series here then rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes

  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Jules & Joanne of The Grommet

    jules joanneThis week is the National Week of Making, a celebration of innovation, creation, and the entrepreneurial spirit. It is also the two-year anniversary of the inaugural National Maker Faire at the White House where The Grommet co-founders, Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, unveiled The Grommet Wholesale.

    On this special episode, Jules and Joanne discuss what prompted the start of The Grommet, the struggles and triumphs of building the business, the power of an engaged community, their experience at the National Maker Faire, and the future of the Maker Movement.

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    Like what you hear? Listen to the rest of the Meet the Maker Podcast series here then rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes

  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Shelby Gogulski of Yourself Expression

     

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    Shelby Gogulski had the idea for a necklace that would hold meaning for those wearing it and turned it into a business, Yourself Expression–as a 14 year old. Now 16, she's balancing school, business, and being a kid with her launch on The Grommet and appearances on The View and, as of May 6th, Shark Tank. Hear how Shelby brought her business to life with the help of her mom, partnered with The Grommet to a heartwarming reception, and what she has her eye on for the future.

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    To learn more about Yourself Expression, watch our video here

    Don't forget to watch Shelby on Shark Tank Friday May 6th at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Doug Danforth of LINKS-IT

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    Doug Danforth and his daughter Diane Danforth of LINKS-IT are on a mission to take a major hassle out of pet owners' lives. No one looks forward to changing out pet tags, not even the pets. The tags are so difficult to remove some owners end up with bloody fingers and all of them deal with seemingly endless frustration. But changing them is essential. Now it can be painless, too, with the LINKS-IT pet tag connector. Hear how Doug got the idea, brought it to life, and partnered with The Grommet to share it with their pet-friendly community.

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    To learn more about LINKS-IT, watch our video here.

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  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Anthony Albanese of Duke Cannon

    Anthony Albanese of Duke Cannon is on a mission to create a brand of men's grooming products that "don't suck." Hear how he used his brand marketing background with Gatorade and Life Cereal to conduct customer research and build a soap company that the average American guy would be proud to buy from. And if you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift for your loved one that doesn't suck, might we recommend a big ass brick of soap? Shop Now

     

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  • Meet the Maker Podcast: Ari and Shireen of Bittersweet

    An accidental Google translate turned into the business opportunity of a lifetime. Hear how Arni Thor's Christmas hair tie Christmas gift to his wife, Shireen, created a venture neither of them expected but both were ready to undertake. When they partnered with us here at The Grommet, they took Bittersweet to a level neither of them imagined.

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    To learn more about Bittersweet, watch our video here.

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