Episode Summary: Are you thinking about starting a business, or did you accidentally monetize your pandemic hobby? In this episode, host Caitlin Moore and guest host Patrick Reese talk with Kate and Nate Jones, entrepreneurs who started businesses in their 20s. They talk about the logistics of how their businesses came to be while also addressing how business demands can affect time and relationships. Then, Kelly Ross, founder of Echo Collective and the Refinery, talks about how she started her nonprofit, which helps refugee women and first-generation Americans grow businesses.
00:32: Kate and Nate Jones own Cardinal and Pine Candle company. Nate owns Canyon Coffee Roasters, which he started when he was 25 years old. Kate is also a teacher. Their story includes owning two businesses and the time sacrifices required to grow them.
23:33: Kelly Ross is the Executive Director of Echo Collective. She discusses the pros and cons of starting a nonprofit vs. social enterprise, how The Refinery helps women in business, and what to consider when starting a new business.