Making It Real

Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

Welcome to Making It Real – a podcast dedicated to bringing new products to life. Each week, we spotlight a different small business owner or founder who has successfully brought a new product idea to market and who have lessons that they are willing to share with the world. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like!

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EPISODES

E039 Farm Girl Flowers – Reinventing the Flower Business

January 19, 2018  Episode 39 – Christina Stembel, Farm Girl Flowers “Be Realistic With Yourself” Christina Stembel, founder of Farm Girl Flowers, is disrupting the flower industry. As she builds a business based around her customers, Christina is blossoming as an entrepreneur and is blooming with success. She strives to create a special experience that recipients will remember and that senders can rely upon. Christina’s beautiful in-season bouquets decrease the waste and increase the experience. Listen in as Christina shares her path to e-commerce success. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E038 Interview Connections – Guest-Finding Services for Podcasters

January 12, 2018  Episode 38 – Jessica Rhodes, Interview Connections “Balance Purpose and Passion” Jessica Rhodes, founder of Interview Connections, offers a concierge booking service for guest experts and podcast hosts. Follow Jessica’s journey as she goes from non-profit canvasing to podcast matchmaking. Jessica talks about balancing your passion with your product and encourages listeners to ask customers for feedback while retaining their initial purpose. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E037 Loogaroo – Animation Services for The Shows You Love

January 5, 2018  Episode 27 – Gene Fowler, Loogaroo “Have A Burning Desire For Your Business” As a talented animator, and ‘maker of projects,’ Gene Fowler takes the word creativity to a new height. He is the founder and Creative Director of the popular animation studio, Loogaroo, and has worked on familiar commercials and cartoons such as Family Guy, Caillou, and Wow Wow Wubbzy. In this episode, Gene openly shares his business successes and failures, and the lessons he learned along the way. Tune in to hear about the inner-workings of some of your favorite animated TV shows, along with entrepreneurial advice that could help you start “Making It Real” yourself! Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E036 Don’t Dis-My-Ability – Helping People Embrace ADD

December 29, 2017  Episode 36 – Shawn Smith, Don’t Dis-My-Ability “You Must Fail To Succeed” Shawn Smith, founder of Don’t Dis-My-Ability Consultation Services, has had unique experiences in both school and in business. These experiences eventually led him to the wonderful world of entrepreneurship. Don’t Dis-My-Ability is an innovative company specializing in the emerging fields of Neurodiversity and studying attention deficit disorders. Tune into this unique episode of Making It Real for a fresh view on perception, learning, and embracing different communication styles. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E035 Garden Space – A Robot for Your Garden

December 22, 2017  Episode 35 – James Leonard Deamer, GardenSpace “If You Hit a Speed Bump, Be Relentless” Calling all gardeners! James Deamer, has set out to be the world’s biggest food producer without owning any farms. As co-founder of GardenSpace, James invented an advanced outdoor camera that measures your garden’s plant health, growth and water demand. As a participant of the competitive HAX accelerator, James explains the product development process he used to help bring his product idea to life. GardenSpace will help your garden take root – no green thumb required. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E034 Ajax Union – Non-Traditional B2B Marketing Services

December 15, 2017  Episode 34 – Joe Apfelbaum, Ajax Union “Energy Without Strategy is a Waste of Time” Joe Apfelbaum is an energetic entrepreneur, podcaster, author, speaker, and coach. He is also the CEO and founder of Ajax Union, a successful marketing agency in Brooklyn, NY. Tune into this episode of Making It Real to feel Joe’s energy and passion as he gives advice on marketing yourself and the importance of refining your business for profitability. After listening, be sure to tune into one of his great podcasts, The Breakthrough Maze.  Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E033 Little Hippo – A Sleep Training Clock for Both Kids and Parents

December 8, 2017  Episode 33 – Stephanie Lai, Little Hippo “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” Stephanie Lai, founder of Little Hippo, was once a corporate lawyer. She loved her job but yearned for a business of her own. With a focus on beautiful, modern children’s products, Stephanie developed her first product. The Mella is a modern clock and sleep trainer for children that is designed to help both children and parents alike. Listen in as Stephanie shares her entrepreneurial journey, from corporate to Kickstarter, providing her insight into product design and user experience. Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E032 Pathfinder.vet – A System to Help Navigate Veteran Services

December 1, 2017  Episode 32 – Elana Duffy, Pathfinder.vet “Dedicated To Veterans” The story began as Sergeant First Class Elana Duffy was medically returned from the Army after being injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She suddenly needed to find a job, housing and Veteran benefits in New York City. To help combat the confusion of thousands entering civilian life, Elana created Pathfinder Labs, a directory of community resources that allows members to rate, review and connect with these helpful services. In this episode, Elana shares her journey as a veteran, her passion for helping, and her motto to surround herself with a team that can make her a stronger entrepreneur. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E031 SomaDetect – A Sensor to Detect Trouble in Milk

November 24, 2017  Episode 31 –  Bethany Deshpande, SomaDetect “Surround Yourself With Your Customers” It all started with a glass of milk. Bethany Deshpande shares the entrepreneurial story of her father’s passion for biophysics, and how the simple test of a laser beam and a glass of milk turned into a winning product called SomaDetect. Used as a tool for dairy farmers to measure milk quality, and herd health, farmers are now able to use Soma Detect to create better milk, increase their bottom lines, and have happier herds. Tune in as Bethany shares her passion for America’s dairy farmers and her own entrepreneurial journey. With the help of her customers and their feedback, Bethany has immersed herself in an unfamiliar industry to share an impactful tool that has a strong value proposition for farmers across the globe. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E030 Sprout – Pencils That Grow into Plants

November 17, 2017  Episode 30 –  Michael Stausholm, Sprout “Tell a Good Story and Watch Your Company Grow” Michael Stausholm, founder of Sprout, used to struggle to teach people exactly what sustainability is. And then he stumbled on Sprout! Sprout pencils have a dissolving cap of seeds in place of an eraser, allowing consumers to use their pencils, then plant the unused “stumps” to grow into beautiful gardens. As a founder that had been a serial entrepreneur for over 15 years and who had experienced working in both large and small companies, Michael used his skills to bring Sprout to market and help them achieve true commercial success. Tune in as Michael shares his passion for sustainability and the importance of telling a good story. Also be sure to listen to the very end for an exciting announcement that Michael shares with us in regards to Sprout’s newest product line! Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E029 Asarasi – Sustainable Sparkling Tree Water

November 10, 2017  Episode 29 –  Adam Lazar, Asarasi “Start With the What If” Adam Lazar, founder of Asarasi, shares his passion of sustainability and environmental stewardship with his product, organic sparkling tree water. While on an impromptu adventure with his kids, Adam visited a maple syrup farm and recognized that the farmers were discarding pure, potable water that was a byproduct of the maple syrup production. He left with an idea and ignited it when the market timing was just right. Listen to Adam’s episode for a big boost of inspiration and an encouraging message to start small but solve big problems. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E028 Bee Fresh Publishing – Products and Services to Help Self-Published Authors

November 3, 2017  Episode 28 – Debbie Drum, Bee Fresh Publishing “We Live in a World of Reviews” After a simple Google search of “How to Make Money Online”, Debbie Drum, founder of Bee Fresh Publishing, is now in her seventh year of business and is growing successfully. With over 50 self-published books, Debbie developed a strong understanding of the self-publishing industry, and now coaches and consults other people to help them optimize their writing processes. Tune in to this episode to learn more about pioneering through a new industry, the importance of gaining genuine reviews, and the passion required to achieve success. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E027 Jones Bar – A Five Ingredient Energy Bar

October 27, 2017  Episode 27 – Taylor Jones, Jones Bar “Poco a Poco” Taylor Jones is an entrepreneurial foodie on the go. In his search to provide a quick, clean meal, he brought the Jones Bar to market. This fresh take on the ever-popular energy bar provides 5 easy-to-read ingredients with a promise to provide simple, organic energy. Tune in as Taylor shares the journey from his kitchen to Whole Foods and emphasizes his entrepreneurial motto, “poco a poco” or little by little. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E026 Magical Microbes – Harnessing the Bacteria in Soil to Light LEDs

October 19, 2017  Episode 26 – Keegan Cooke, Magical Microbes “Cultivate Your Network”  Keegan Cooke, founder of Magical Microbes, makes science exciting with a kit that harnesses the power of microbes found in soil (quite literally). Tune in as Keegan takes an otherwise intimidating scientific process and turns it into a next-generation STEM educational tool; providing keen entrepreneurial advice that he has learned along the way. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E025 Kelly Roach Coaching – A Suite of Products and Services for Entrepreneurs

October 13, 2017  Episode 25 – Kelly Roach, Kelly Roach Coaching “The 4 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success”  Prepare to be inspired as we speak to Kelly Roach from Kelly Roach Coaching. As a business growth strategist and peak performance coach, Kelly is determined to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses. Kelly’s contagious energy will WOW as she explains her 4 core keys to success that are easy to follow and exciting to put into action. Be sure to tune into Kelly’s podcast, Unstoppable Success Radio and check out her book, Unstoppable. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E024 Gig Wage – Managing Independent Contractors in a Gig Economy

October 6, 2017  Episode 24 – Craig Lewis, Gig Wage “Fail Faster and Get Better”  Craig Lewis, founder of Gig Wage, shares his urgency to help small businesses with their payroll. While pivoting from a full-service company, to the niche of managing independent contractors, Craig shares his passion for payroll, and his urgency to help small businesses succeed. Listen as Craig openly shares his entrepreneurial success, struggles and pivots that drive him to dream bigger, fail faster, and get better. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks more...

E023 Knox Box – More Than Just Cardboard Boxes

September 29, 2017  Episode 23 – Chris Castleberry, Knox Box “Bring Entrepreneurial Spirit into Your Corporate Role”  As a former product executive at a large, global corporation, Chris Castleberry can relate to product managers and entrepreneurs alike. Now, owner of KnoxBox, Chris shares his corporate lessons learned, along with his current entrepreneurial path filled with acquisitions and strategic transitions. In this episode, Chris encourages our listeners to embrace their own entrepreneurial spirit, no matter their positions, and apply that spirit to everyday tasks. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E022 Radiant 44 – Helping Companies Find the Right Payment Processing Solution

September 22, 2017  Episode 22 – Drew Cohn, Radiant 44 “Don’t Sound Like You’re Selling”  From his experiences, Drew Cohn, founder of Radiant 44, understands that success in business is a winding journey. After years of experience in both the corporate world and the start-up world, Drew whole-heartedly admits to being “bit by the entrepreneur bug”. While seeking a new opportunity that drove his passion and fueled his personal growth, Drew decided to open his own business. Tune in as this entrepreneur and actor, talks about sales techniques, start-up strategies, and experiences that led him to the merchant services industry. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E021 Half Full Brewery – Beer, Banter and a Positive Outlook on Life

September 15, 2017  Episode 21 – Conor Horrigan, Half Full Brewery “Make Sure the Stress Matters”  Conor Horrigan, founder of Half Full Brewery, was on the ultimate pursuit of passion. After enduring taxing desk hours on Wall Street, Conor set out on a 15-week trip around the world to figure out how to match his passions with his career. Following his motto and his mission to always make time for things that make you feel “half full”, Conor created Half Full Brewery. Tune in as Conor shares his journey, his growth and his mission at the brewery while inspiring all with his positive views on both business and life. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E020 Bobtail Ice Cream – A Family Ice Cream Business in the Right Location

September 8, 2017  Episode 21 – Jeff Wilcoxon, Bobtail Ice Cream “Let Your Customers Drive Your Innovation”  As both the co-founder of Bobtail Ice Cream in Chicago, and a product management professional at a large corporation, Jeff Wilcoxon shares the ultimate advice for product entrepreneurs. Tune in to learn about the inner workings of a legacy ice cream business and how those small business lessons can be translated into a large corporate product management environment. In this episode, Jeff talks about growth, customer service, innovation and so much more!  Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E019 Jersey Italian Gravy – Nona’s Sunday Gravy in a Jar

September 1, 2017  Episode 20 – Carlos Vega, Jersey Italian Gravy “Take the Leap and Be All In” To Carlos Vega, founder of Jersey Italian Gravy, the perfect tomato sauce tastes like home – and ultimately like family.  While owning and managing a pizzeria, he came across a recipe that flew off the shelves and made many people experience the same feeling of nostalgia. Tune in as Carlos discusses his road to success, all while staying true to his Jersey Italian Gravy recipe, and his core family values.  Now available in Bed, Bath and Beyond, Whole Foods and many other large brick and mortars, Jersey Italian Gravy continues to grow in popularity across the country! Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E018 Sola Violins – Custom Made Violins by a Grammy-Nominated Luthier

August 25, 2017  Episode 18 – Anya Burgess, Sola Violins “Turning a Passion for Strings into a Storefront”  Anya Burgess, founder of Sola Violins, is a talented luthier and a passionate violinist. Listen to Anya’s story as she is faced with the challenge of turning a home-based business into a thriving storefront in the heart of Lafayette, LA. She has found a strong niche for passionate musicians, and has marketed a welcoming space for both professional musicians and beginners alike.   Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E017 Wet Nose University – Leadership Training for Dogs (and Executives)

August 18, 2017  Episode 17 – Martha Bernal, Wet Nose University “If You Don’t Move, You Don’t Eat” Martha Bernal, founder of Wet Nose University and a successful corporate product manager, has turned her passion for dog training into an entrepreneurial venture. In this episode, Martha discusses the similarities between entrepreneurship and product management, and the challenges that she had to overcome in a small business to find a great deal of success. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E016 iZotope – Software to Correct Almost Any Sound Problem

August 11, 2017  Episode 16 – Mark Ethier, iZotope “Be Bold and Listen To Your Customers” Mark Ethier, founder of iZotope, an award-winning audio technology company, shares his journey during the burst of the dot com bubble. With a passion for both music and computer science, Mark and his co-founders were able to stay in constant touch with their customers throughout each product lifecycle; all while continuing to offer incredible customer service. This, among many other factors, enabled iZotope to become one of the leaders in the music software industry. Tune in to hear Mark’s incredible journey, as he expresses the importance of core values, growth, and being a true product entrepreneur. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E015 RompHim – The Male Romper That Went Viral

August 4, 2017  Episode 15 – Daniel Webster Clark, RompHim “The Secret Sauce to Going Viral” Be sure to listen as Daniel Webster-Clark shares his story of going viral upon introducing the hottest new fashion statement: the male romper. The RompHim was designed by a gaggle of business students, and went from being an extra-credit project to becoming a booming business. Tune in to hear the highs and lows of establishing a business, going viral, and growing a brand within the blink of an eye.   Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E014 CircuitScribe – Draw Your Own Circuits with This Unique Pen

July 28, 2017  Episode 14 – Brett Walker, CircuitScribe “Making Circuitry Fun and Exciting” While working towards a PhD, Brett Walker, CEO of CircuitScribe, came up with the idea to create a conductive ballpoint pen that can draw circuits on paper. He has combined art and science together making an irresistible kit for kids and adults alike. While entering the big box stores, and understanding the B2C world, Brett has also built a successful B2B company focusing on conductive materials for consumer electronics. Tune in as he shares the benefits of each style of business from a very hands-on perspective, along with many lessons while building and testing products Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E013 Joker Greetings – Unique Greeting Cards That Never Quit

July 21, 2017  Episode 13 – Travis Peterson, Joker Greetings “Turning a Good Joke into a Customer Need” Travis Peterson, founder of Joker Greetings, understands the power of a prank. With a growing product line of greeting cards, Travis has matched an interesting customer need and created cards that feature everything from endless singing to a friendly pop of confetti. Tune in as Travis redefines the greeting card space while creating “that perfect card” with a very memorable experience. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E012 Alpha – Getting Customer Feedback During the Design Stage

July 14, 2017  Episode 12 – Thor Ernstsson, Alpha “Innovate With Confidence” Thor Ernstsson, founder of Alpha, talks about how he connected his passion for user experience to product management. Now, Alpha UX provides a platform to drive experimentation and provide real time answers with a database of over 90 million users. Thor emphasizes the importance of making customer-centric decisions and provides the tool to do so. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E011 Loog Guitars – A Unique Guitar Built for Little Hands

July 7, 2017  Episode 11 – Rafa Atijas, Loog Guitars “A Little Bit Business, A Little Bit Rock N’ Roll” Rafa Atijas, founder of Loog Guitars, designed a three-stringed guitar to help both children and adults learn how to play the guitar. He takes the otherwise intimidating business strategy and musical education, and provides pointed entrepreneurial advice. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E010 Sequent Learning Networks – Consultative Training for Product Managers

June 30, 2017  Episode 10 – Steven Haines, Sequent Learning Networks “We’re Not a Startup Anymore” Steven Haines, founder of Sequent Learning Networks, shares his story of creating a training program to help Product Management teams excel in their corporations. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E009 FryWall – Helping Home Chefs Cook Without the Mess

June 23, 2017  Episode 9 – Yair Reiner, FryWall “Taking Calculated Risks” Yair Reiner, former financial analyst, discusses how his corporate background has translated to his entrepreneurial strengths. Through calculated risks, and a strong understanding of the financial side of the business, Yair took the FryWall from prototype to common household solution. When the “mess is less” both cooking and entrepreneurship is far more fulfilling. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E008 The Imbible – An Off-Broadway Show with Free Drinks

June 16, 2017  Episode 8 – Anthony Caporale, The Imbible “Passion Endures All” Join Bob and Tate as they interview Anthony Caporale, writer and producer of the off-Broadway show, The Imbible. Learn how Anthony combined his passionate personality, with his knowledge of theatre, and mixology to generate great success. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E007 GloveStix – Take the Stink Out Of Your Gym Bags

June 9, 2017  Episode 7 – Krista Woods, GloveStix “The Power of Building Your Network” Listen to the contagious energy of Krista Woods as she discusses her story behind GloveStix, from popping up a tent at tournaments to skyrocketing QVC sales, Krista has found a way to work her growing network for business solutions all while making sports gear easier on the nostrils. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E006 FlangeLock – An Industrial Tool to Solve a Problem You Never Knew About

June 2, 2017  Episode 6 – Greg Molloy, FlangeLock “It’s All About Finding a Solution” Greg Molloy, creator of the FlangeLock Tool, needed a solution in his construction repair shop for all of the leaking flanges. He took to the grindstone (quite literally) and created a prototype that was a clean, easy solution and is now manufacturing them on a larger scale, all within our home state of Connecticut. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E005 Bally Design – Design Services for Inventors and Innovators

May 26, 2017  Episode 5 – Randy Rossi, Bally Design “Don’t Let Your Customers Bear the Burden”  As a product designer, innovator, and engineer, Randy Rossi, owner of Bally Design, has a different view on the world. Be prepared to be inspired with the in’s and out’s of bringing an idea (or other people’s ideas) to life. This episode highlights the processes that can help you begin ‘making it real.’ from a guy that has brought many products to fruition. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E004 BunjiBall – A Unique Throw Toy for Dogs and Aspiring Pitchers

May 19, 2017  Episode 4 – Steve Petitt, BunjiBall “Products That Solve Problems and Help People”  Steve Petitt, serial entrepreneur, and dog lover has created the ultimate dog toy. The BunjiBall is easy to throw, and dogs adore it. With a simple flick of the wrist this tennis ball product can be whipped as far as a football field in length. Listen in as Steve simplifies the patent process, and bring joy to dogs all over the beach. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E003 Rent-A-Chicken – Chickens for Hire

May 12, 2017  Episode 3 – Leslie Suitor, Rent-A-Chicken “You Don’t Have to Chicken Out” If you’re like Bob and Tate, you have always wanted chickens but never knew how to have them. Leslie Suitor is here to solve all your problems. Rent-A-Chicken offers full-service chicken rentals complete with a coop, feed, and happy egg-laying “girls”. Leslie speaks about working through your passion, and creatively growing her business, all while staying close to her values and mission. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale & Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E002 PledgeCents – Crowd Funding for Teachers

May 5, 2017  Episode 2 – Andyshea Saberioon, PledgeCents “Stay Ferocious” After listening to teachers worry about school budget and out-of-pocket classroom expenses, Andyshea Saberioon, and his business partner Ricky Johnson decided to make a difference in the world. Listen in as Andyshea imparts his wisdom on the process of creating, and marketing a popular crowdfunding website that benefits educators and their surrounding communities. Check out PledgeCents at PledgeCents.com and don’t be afraid to contribute! Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale & Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...

E001 Personally Preppy – Monogrammed Merchandise for Horse Lovers

April 28, 2017  Episode 1 – Tate Tegtmeier, Personally Preppy “Starting Small, Thinking Big” A small college monogram business turns profitable. Listen in as Bob Caporale interviews his co-host Tate Tegtmeier about her journey through the world entrepreneurs while creating her and her sister’s company, Personally Preppy. Although Tate has since sold the business, her entrepreneurial spirit has followed her to our network company, Sequent Learning Networks. Designed for product managers, business leaders, and business owners alike, Making It Real provides real tools and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or any other type of “preneur” that you like! Hosted by Bob Caporale & Tate Tegtmeier of Sequent Learning Networks Original Music by Bob Caporale https://bobcaporale.com/music more...