The Suuchi Podcast
The Suuchi Podcast #047 - Interview with Joanna Lovering on Launching Your Own Business

The Suuchi Podcast #047 - Interview with Joanna Lovering on Launching Your Own Business

August 18, 2019

On today's episode, Irina interviews Joanna Lovering, the Founder of Copper + Rise about how she went from working in corporate America to being the #1 fashion stylist for a fashion startup, Share Some Style, to taking the leap of faith to launch her own startup. 

This episode is perfect for those of you that are wanting to take that leap but just aren’t sure how to go about it. Joanna is truly passionate about what she does and she opens up about her approaches to growing the business, marketing her services, and the struggles she faces as a business owner.

We hope that this episode helps you take that next step into launching your own brand! Let us know your favorite part of this episode so we can continue to produce better content to further empower you all.

Need help launching a brand?

Email us at info@suuchi.com & our team of experts with guide you through the process

The Suuchi Podcast #046 - Interview with eCommerce Expert, Martin Ochwat (7-Figure eCom Business)

The Suuchi Podcast #046 - Interview with eCommerce Expert, Martin Ochwat (7-Figure eCom Business)

August 11, 2019

On today's episode, Emanuel interviews Martin Ochwat, a lifestyle design entrepreneur, to uncover how he went from managing a $100M marketing budget in Silicon Valley to traveling the world for the past two years to uncovering a fundamental problem around the world that inspired his new business venture. This episode is perfect for early-stage brands since Martin expands on his marketing experience and how to incorporate his tactics into your own business.

We hope that this episode provides you with insight on approaches to marketing your brand, testing new products, and creating your dream brand and lifestyle. Keep crushing it, fellow brand owners!

Let us know your favorite part of this episode so we can continue to produce better content to further empower you all!

--- More on Martin:

  • Founder of 7-figure eCommerce businesses and advisor to marketing leaders scaling their businesses.
  • As a former data-driven marketer at Machine Zone, I helped manage and automate a $100 million annual Facebook ad budget. From this work, I now hold a patent in predictive modeling related to ad buying.
  • After quitting my job in 2017, I visited 30 countries in 2 years.
  • Currently working on a new zero-waste eCommerce company and enjoy helping people in all aspects of digital marketing & eCommerce.

I’m always open to connecting with founders, marketing leaders, & like-minded people - reach out via LinkedIn or email martinochwat1@gmail.com.

Check out my new blog for the latest trends in digital marketing & eCommerce: http://martinochwat.com/

--- Need help launching?

  • Email us at info@suuchi.com & our team of experts with guide you through the process
The Suuchi Podcast #045 - Interview with NYC’s Luminary Founder, Cate Luzio

The Suuchi Podcast #045 - Interview with NYC’s Luminary Founder, Cate Luzio

August 4, 2019

On today's episode, Irina interviews the Founder and CEO of the Luminary, Cate Luzio, to learn how she went from having a successful career in banking to launching a platform to empower professional women on one of NYC's busiest streets. The Luminary is the premier collaboration hub in NYC for women who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks.

We hope you enjoy their discussion and that it sparks new ideas or gives you the courage to take that next step forward towards developing your ideal lifestyle and business.

Let us know your favorite part of this episode so we can continue to produce better content to further empower you all!

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The Suuchi Podcast #044 - Founding a $100M Company to Launching a New Fashion Brand with Andréa Bernholtz

The Suuchi Podcast #044 - Founding a $100M Company to Launching a New Fashion Brand with Andréa Bernholtz

July 29, 2019

On today's episode, we have the privilege of interviewing Andréa Bernholtz, the CEO and Design Director at a young new company, Swiminista. You might also know Andréa from Rock & Rpublic, a $100,000,000+ company that she founded in 2002 with two other partners.

In this episode, Irina (our lovely new co-host) and Andréa cover what it was like to start a fashion brand in the early 2000's, creating a unique product within a crowded market, and growing fast. They also talk about launching a new brand in today's digital world, really understanding your customer to create the right product, and the new struggles of launching a new business.

We hope you enjoy Irina's first solo episode! Leave a comment, share it with someone you feel may need to hear the episode, and keep kicking ass fellow brand owners!

 
The Suuchi Podcast #043 - From Client to Vice President

The Suuchi Podcast #043 - From Client to Vice President

July 21, 2019

On today's episode, we chat with Irina Kapetanakis, someone that we hold near and dear to our hearts at Suuchi Inc. Irina is a successful business woman that after years of success in the financial services industry, she decided it was time for a change. Irina is now the founder of a women's intimates brand, Obscur Intimates, which she is working with Suuchi Inc. to develop the brand. The team loved working with Irina and valued her business expertise that we're excited to announce her as our new Vice President of Channel Relations at Suuchi Inc.

We're also delighted to announce her as our new co-host of the show! Irina will lead the show's initiative on helping professional women truly understand what they're passionate about and how they can create their dream lives through building their ideal business. Irina will be interviewing industry leaders, professional, brand owners, and many more types of women that will positively impact our listeners!

Enjoy today's episode and stay tuned for Irina's next episode!

The Suuchi Podcast #042 - Interview with CEO of Network of Executive Women, Sarah Alter (13,000+ Members)

The Suuchi Podcast #042 - Interview with CEO of Network of Executive Women, Sarah Alter (13,000+ Members)

July 14, 2019

On today's episode, we interview Sarah Alter, the President and CEO of The Network of Executive Women (NEW), an organization with 13,000+ members and 900+ corporate partners. NEW offers leadership development and networking opportunities for its members and diversity and inclusion strategies for businesses and corporations. 

Today we talk about mission, pivot points (life changing moments), finding your why, advice to brand owners, what life is like as a CEO of a large organization, building the right culture, and more!

Pay attention to Sarah's story that led her to uncovering her "why", which occurred after leading her team to reach a revenue goal of over $100 Billion. What she thought would be a huge win for her career, resulted in a major pivot point that led her to uncover her passion of helping women advance in their professional lives and ultimately provided her the opportunity to be the CEO of NEW.

For those of you that are in the early stages of your brand and want to get advice from someone with a tremendous amount of experience in business, leadership, and marketing, this episode is just right for you! If you're a professional in the corporate world and you're wanting to further advance in your career, give this episode a listen as well! Sarah and NEW have a lot to offer to people like yourself!

 

Hope you enjoy today's episode and no matter what someone else tells you, believe in yourself and follow your passions. It probably won't be easy to get to where you want to, but keep your head up, get back up when you fail, and I promise you that eventually you will be doing what you love.

The Suuchi Podcast #041 - Interview with Industry Expert, Mudit Rawat, Chief Strategy Officer @ NexusFx

The Suuchi Podcast #041 - Interview with Industry Expert, Mudit Rawat, Chief Strategy Officer @ NexusFx

June 28, 2019

Mudit Ruwat is an expert in all things strategy for eCommerce, retail, logistics and supply chain. He's also an entrepreneur that launched his own company, raised capital, and went through the trials and tribulations of building a brand. His first company ultimately failed, but as an entrepreneur, he reflected on his mistakes, found a new white space in the market, and launched a new startup that was acquired by Tompkins International.

As the Chief Strategy Officer at NexusFx, Mudit works with CPG brand leaders and innovation managers to build D2C channels and execute on eCommerce strategies. 

One of the key takeaways from today's episode is that regardless of how many times you've failed in the past, today is a new day and you can still build your dream company. Learn from your mistakes and just keep trying, because all it takes is for one of your ideas to stick and then your life is changed. That said, enjoy today's episode and we'll see you next time!

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The Suuchi Podcast #040 - Interview with Expert, Stephen Rector, Founder & President of Bakertown Consulting (Former VP @ Macy’s)

The Suuchi Podcast #040 - Interview with Expert, Stephen Rector, Founder & President of Bakertown Consulting (Former VP @ Macy’s)

May 28, 2019

Enjoy today's episode fellow brand owners! Stephen is an expert in the retail space. A former VP at Macys (10+ years with the company). After Macy's, he then moved on to rue21 as their Head of Women's Merchandising, where he specialized in fast fashion and managed over 100 stores as well as the e-commerce platform.

He's the founder & President of Bakertown Consulting, a retail consulting firm, based out of NYC that focuses on helping Emerging Brands with business strategy and taking them to the next level with an e-commerce point of view. They also help already existing brands with rebranding, finding their white space, and much more.

Piece of advice from Stephen: Be true to your heart when it comes to your design and really have a passion for it. Have a sooner versus later mentality! Work with someone (mentor or consultant) with expertise to help you put the together the business side because the sooner you get that up and running then the faster you're going to be able to scale your business.

You can contact Stephen at srector@bakertownconsulting.com or find him at https://www.bakertownconsulting.com to help take your brand to the next level.

The Suuchi Podcast #039 - Interview with Taryn Hipwell, Author of How to Shop for Shi(f)t

The Suuchi Podcast #039 - Interview with Taryn Hipwell, Author of How to Shop for Shi(f)t

April 17, 2019

On today's episode, we sit down with Taryn Hipwell, a veteran in the sustainable fashion space, and we discuss the importance of building a brand around sustainability. Taryn is also extremely passionate about educating consumers and brands about the path to sustainability and eco-friendliness. If you're an emerging designer or your brand is interested in learning more about sustainability, today's episode is perfect for you! 

Consumers are shifting more and more to ethically made and eco-friendly garments that are also very stylish! Taryn's new book, HOW TO SHOP FOR SHI(F)T, will help you understand where these consumers are shopping, what is actually in your garment, organizations that are pushing the envelope for sustainability, and how to curate a mission statement around sustainability that your customers can truly get behind and support!

Become a next-generation brand, support the need for change in the fashion industry, create a brand that is truly about transparency, accountability, and wants to make a impact in the world. These are great principles to help you create a brand that will succeed for years to come.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode!

Link: Beyond the Label.

Link: HOW TO SHOP FOR SHI(F)T.

The Suuchi Podcast #038 - Building a Fashion Brand with Jason Bunin

The Suuchi Podcast #038 - Building a Fashion Brand with Jason Bunin

April 9, 2019

Welcome to our new series within the Suuchi Podcast where we discuss the Trials & Tribulations of Building a Brand. Launching a brand is a huge undertaking & we're here to help you navigate through it. On today's episode, we sit down with Jason Bunin, a veteran in the fashion world that's also Suuchi Inc.'s Creative Director. We discuss merchandising a product or collection, what happens when you design your own assets, the sourcing process and what to be prepared for, the hidden costs of building a brand, "Made in USA" versus overseas, and lastly we'll end with some tips for you fellow brand owners and hustlers. 

Enjoy today's episode & get ready for some exciting interviews to come! As a fast growing company, we're here to help you guys find a way to create your dream lives! Keep kicking ass & believing in your dreams. Just make sure you're ready to put in the work to make them happen.