Making it Work podcast presenters, Tom and Kelli.

Making it work

Making it work

Entrepreneurs who tell it like it is.

A podcast presented by FedEx®.

Entrepreneurs who tell it like it is.

A podcast presented by FedEx®.

Episodes

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Making it work podcast episode 1 icon: I'm broke illustration

Episode 1

Sick of instant ramen

When to start paying yourself

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Making it work podcast episode 2 icon: Goodbye illustration

Episode 2

This is not working out

How to fire your employees

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Making it work podcast episode 3 icon: relative of the month illustration

Episode 3

Too close to home

Working with friends and family


About Making It Work

There are millions who dream of quitting the nine-to-five and going it alone. But how do you go from that killer idea to actually building a business?

Making It Work puts you in a room with people who want to kick out conventional wisdom and take you through the highs and lows of running a company.

This is not a podcast just about success stories. So if you’re a self-starter and you want it straight, this is the series created for you.

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How it all began

Back in 2017, a team from FedEx Digital International traveled from their home in Amsterdam to Memphis to meet some of the USA's brightest entrepreneurs – all handpicked for the FedEx Entrepreneur Advisory Board. Amazed by the amount of knowledge these small business owners had to share, we returned to Europe determined to give them a bigger platform.

Making It Work was born somewhere between Tennessee and the Netherlands, and is designed to be a podcast that levels out the learning curve for entrepreneurs everywhere.

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The entrepreneurs

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Cropped Circle image of David Patrick of Shark Wheel

David Patrick

Shark Wheel

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Cropped Circle image of Aqila Augusta

Aqila Augusta

Edge Entity

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Cropped Circle image of Dana Donofree

Dana Donofree

AnaOno

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Cropped Circle image of Jeanne Foley & Diana Ganz

Jeanne Foley & Diana Ganz

The Groomsman Suit

Want to get to know the entrepreneurs and their businesses a little better?


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The presenters

Kelli (the one you hear first) is a super passionate marketeer and small business advocate – she lives in Memphis. Tom (asking the questions) is a digital creative who loves to dig a little deeper – he lives in Amsterdam. It sounds like the beginning of a transatlantic love story but instead ends with an awesome podcast.

There are loads of other people involved in Making It Work, so a big shout out to everyone behind the scenes in the Netherlands and across the pond in the US.


The way we record

When the person asking the questions is in the Netherlands and your guests are scattered across North America, interviews can be tricky. So we thought, “If they can’t come to our studio, why don’t we send it to them?”

That’s how we came up with our portable podcast studio, which was sent to our entrepreneurs one by one (and boy, has it clocked up some miles).

Tom and Kelli working with a portable podcast studio speaker