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Business Management & Marketing

Raising the Bar with Alli and Michael

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A show for entrepreneurs, for anyone who wants to know about business, or how to have a life while having a business.Founders Alli Webb and Michael Landau speak to budding and successful business owners whose ideas they love. Alli started their busin...Show More

42:46 | Jul 5th

The original Lip Scrub—loved by early supporters Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon—was never meant to kickstart Sara Happ's beauty career. She just whipped up a product in her kitchen one cold winter to combat chapped lips. Sara talks with her lo...Show More

54:33 | Jun 28th

A fitness studio, but for your mental health. This is the idea behind U-Nify, a company offering affordable workshops led by therapists, life coaches, and wellness experts. U-Nify wants to lower the barrier of entry and make mental health a part of t...Show More

44:15 | Jun 21st

Ashley Merrill launched Lunya with a conviction that women's sleepwear was overdue for a fresh perspective. Wearing her husband's old clothes like pajamas, Ashley realized that although people will spend one-third of their lives in bed, good sleepwea...Show More

50:48 | Jun 14th

Alli lives out her country girl fantasy and visits Nashville to interview Karen Fairchild, one-fourth of the Grammy Award-winning band, Little Big Town. Together, Alli and Karen find similarities between running a business and running a band, from de...Show More

34:57 | Jun 7th

Jaime Schmidt, founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, created her natural deodorant when she was pregnant and concerned about the widespread use of unnatural ingredients in deodorant. So she created a better alternative! Her products went from farmers' marke...Show More

29:26 | May 31st

You can thank Emily Current and Meritt Elliott for the boyfriend jeans in your closet. After making the jump from styling to designing, they started Current/Elliott and became denim darlings of the fashion world. Since selling their line, the ladies ...Show More

54:58 | May 24th

Michael and Alli sit down with Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, presidents of Baby2Baby, a group that provides low-income children with diapers, clothing, and basic necessities. Known for its stylish galas and A-list ambassadors (Jessica Al...Show More

42:07 | May 17th

Alexa von Tobel dropped out of Harvard Business School in 2008 to start LearnVest, the online financial planning service designed for the average American that sold in 2015 to Northwestern Mutual. Today, she is the founder and managing partner of Ins...Show More

43:36 | May 10th

In a lightbulb moment to create "the Drybar for nails," Sarah Gibson Tuttle ditched her finance career to and open Olive & June, the Instagram-perfect nail salon. After opening three shops, her focus is on democratizing nail-care with her line of at-...Show More

41:22 | May 3rd

Anine Bing has become the go-to designer for models and actresses off-duty since leveraging her social media platform into a namesake label. Like all great founder stories, the Danish-born model and former rock 'n' roll singer launched her fashion li...Show More

47:43 | Apr 26th

Brooklyn Decker has made a name for herself on the pages of Sports Illustrated and Netflix's "Grace and Frankie," but now her mission as a tech co-founder is to help women digitize and simplify their closets. She sat down with Alli and Michael to tal...Show More

41:20 | Apr 19th

Chris Williams is the founder and CEO of Pocket.watch, a digital-first studio that creates global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Generation Alpha (kids born in 2011-2025). Chris talks to Alli and Michael about "kidfluencers...Show More

44:15 | Apr 12th

Kelly Leveque is the woman who Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Busy Phillips turn to when they need help balancing blood sugar and demanding schedules. Kelly unveils to Alli and Michael the inner workings of her consulting business and how she wen...Show More

45:31 | Apr 5th

For years, Alli and Michael sat on their million-dollar idea to create the Goldilocks massage experience—not too pricey, not too cheap—while they were busy building Drybar. But when their VP of Marketing Brittany Driscoll needed a new challenge, thei...Show More

53:22 | Mar 29th

Emily Schuman has built a thriving company on the coattails of Cupcakes and Cashmere, a website she created just 10 years ago. As an OG fashion blogger, she walks Alli and Michael through her career's trajectory, from making the tough decision betwee...Show More

02:02 | Mar 15th

Alli and Michael are back and better than ever with a brand new group of entrepreneurs you will not want to miss! Season 2 begins March 29th!

37:56 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Before Jammcard, a job platform for musicians didn’t really exist. So after working as a drummer for years and recognizing the need for it, Elmo decided to build it himself, and he told us all about it. This is the last episode of this season of Rai...Show More

38:09 | Sep 26th, 2018

This episode features Platefit founders Rachael Blumberg and Yuval Chiprut. Platefit is a boutique exercise company that provides classes designed around the use of Power Plates. The plates, originally developed to help Russian cosmonauts recover a...Show More

41:40 | Sep 19th, 2018

This episode features Hedley & Bennett founder and CEO Ellen Bennett. When Ellen was working as a chef in restaurants, she couldn’t believe bad the aprons were. They were ill-fitting, poorly constructed, and everyone hated wearing them. So she decid...Show More

43:34 | Sep 12th, 2018

This episode features Girls Auto Clinic founder Patrice Banks. Patrice had a great job as an engineer when she decided give it all up to become a mechanic and open a female-run shop. Her goal? To educate and empower women through their cars. If y...Show More

38:18 | Sep 5th, 2018

This episodes features Create & Cultivate’s Jaclyn Johnson! Jaclyn noticed women entrepreneurs needed a space to gather to create their dream careers and her business was born! She’s seen it all, from building a wildly successful festival, going thro...Show More

38:31 | Aug 29th, 2018

This episode features Barry’s Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez. Joey first fell in love with the high-intensity fitness studio as a customer. He worked his way up the Barry’s ladder, going from instructor to manager to partner and finally, to CEO. Joey ...Show More

51:27 | Aug 22nd, 2018

This episode features two guests. First, we talked to Itika Oldwine, founder of Oldvine Florals, a high end flower shop in Los Angeles. She talked to us about the decision to go out on her own, how she moved her business from her house to a store, an...Show More

41:38 | Aug 15th, 2018

This episode features designer Joy Cho. Her lifestyle brand, Oh Joy, grew from a tiny blog into a successful business with a huge following. She talked about developing brand recognition, why she’s hesitant to expand her business, and how she set her...Show More

38:22 | Aug 8th, 2018

This episode features celebrity chef Johnny Ray Zone, the founder and operator of Howlin’ Rays, a Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant in Los Angeles. Howlin’ Rays is so popular, Johnny’s main problem early on was dealing with long lines (seriously...Show More

34:21 | Aug 1st, 2018

On today's episode, Hillary Kerr is joining us. She’s the cofounder of Clique Brands, which has three brands - Who What Wear, MyDomaine, and Byrdie. We're also here to answer your question, including one we get asked all the time - what are you obses...Show More

36:01 | Jul 25th, 2018

This episode features celebrity chef Curtis Stone. He’s had a ton of success, including television shows, cookbooks, and famed LA restaurants, Maude and Gwen. He talked about Anthony Bourdain, his worst kitchen disaster and taught us a new business m...Show More

38:29 | Jul 25th, 2018

It’s our dad! They may have raised us, but for years Alli and Michael's parents ran a chain of clothing stores in South Florida, Flip’s. It was a family business, and they grew up watching this business grow. And - Alli goes out to Venice Beach and e...Show More

34:09 | Jul 25th, 2018

When Alli Webb and Michael Landau started Drybar 8 years ago, they had no idea what would happen, but that’s the life of every entrepreneur. Risk everything and you could gain… or lose… everything. So they’re talking to business owners of all kinds -...Show More