Listen to our recent interview with Mary Grothe, CEO of SalesBQ®. In this episode, Mary describes how she began her career at Paychex, a national payroll company. Her wildly successful sales process stunned corporate headquarters and they wanted to learn more from her! After a few years with Paychex, she “caught the entrepreneurial bug” and founded her very own sales company, Butterfly Creative. In 3 years at Butterfly Creative, the company raised revenue for every one of its clients. However, Mary describes to us some of the hurdles along the way that were important learning experiences for her. As a more seasoned entrepreneur in 2017, she relaunched her company, calling it SalesBQ®. Listen as Mary shares how SalesBQ® has tripled its revenue year-over-year since the relaunch and has become a top-level consultant, coach, and trainer for the clients it serves! Her entire journey will surely wow and inspire you!
For Dave Hieb, being an entrepreneur was as natural to him as breathing air. After graduating from CU, he founded an Internet services company which was merged with 5 other companies and went public in 4 years’ time. He then became involved with one of the earliest tech incubators in Colorado, running the angel investor group. After this, Dave spent 11 successful years as an investment banker, helping companies with his knowledge of raising capital and M&A transactions. As one last entrepreneurial effort, Dave decided he would like to build one more company. Listen to Dave describe exactly what happened to spur the concept for his new business. And in 3 short years, the revenue from his new company has blown away even his own seasoned projections.
Clove & Twine. It’s not a promotional product company that pumps out swag with client logos on them for the cheapest possible price and for the sole purpose of saturating a large group of people with brand visibility. It’s remarkable and branded gifts that people actually love. It’s as simple as that. Classy. Classic. Remarkable. Professional. These sophisticated products with a company’s logo are treasured gifts for valued clients, employees, club members, etc. In this episode, Dave tells us all about Clove & Twine and lists some of the reasons why the company has been so successful, so quickly. And for additional information about Clove & Twine, check out www.cloveandtwine.com.
Stacy Taubman is driven by one thing: helping people achieve. She is especially passionate about empowering teen girls, women and minorities. For more than a decade, she worked in secondary education as a math teacher, but a tragedy involving a student became a tipping point for Stacy to take her natural aptitude for leadership in a drastically different direction. In 2017, she founded RISE Collaborative - a community and workspace for all women to grow and achieve. RISE isn't just for start-ups or entrepreneurs, but also for women who work in corporate environments, small businesses, and nonprofits. Additionally, it's a place where teen girls can do homework, receive mentoring and surround themselves with inspiring female role models. With weekly events designed for members to learn and inspire professional development, RISE Collaborative has quickly grown in both Denver and St. Louis. In this interview, find out more about Stacy’s journey and the enterprise she has built.