From a lemonade stand to a best-seller to starring on Bravo’s Quit Your Day Job, serial entrepreneur Lauren Maillian’s belief that she can do anything she puts her mind to – is a mindset you want to infuse into your own entrepreneurial pursuits. In this episode of the Business Builders Show, Lauren shares the story of how she became the youngest self-made winery owner in the U.S. – along with her incredible brand-building and marketing know-how. Yes, a pivotal point in her journey was the lemonade stand she had at age 8 (as she shares in her book, The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms). Lauren provides why stress-testing the weaknesses in your business before you talk to investors is a good idea as well as three marketing suggestions drawn from luxury brands that your business (regardless of size) should adopt (hint: stop building your brand on top of someone else’s platform). No, this accomplished, collaborative entrepreneur doesn’t feel like she’s done enough and here at the Business Builders Show we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next.
J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at www.buildyourdreamnetwork.com