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Entrepreneurs of Making It Work

Entrepreneurs of Making It Work

In each episode we pick the brains of some of America’s
brightest entrepreneurs, all to get the insights and advice you
need to run a thriving business. Want to get to know the Making
It Work entrepreneurs a little better? You’re in the right place.

In each episode we pick the brains of some of Americas brightest entrepreneurs, all to get the insights and advice you need to run a thriving business. Want to get to know the Making It Work entrepreneurs a little better? You’re in the right place.

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The entrepreneurs

Casey Kelley profile
Casey Kelley profile

Casey Kelley

Ebun Olaloye Profile
Ebun Olaloye Profile

Ebun Olaloye

Kat Samardzija Profile
Kat Samardzija Profile

Kat Samardzija

Dahlia Rizk Profile
Dahlia Rizk Profile

Manasi Gangan

Nik Hawks Profile
Nik Hawks Profile

Nik Hawks

Paul Pallas Profile
Paul Pallas Profile

Paul Pallas

Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity
Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity

Aqila Augusta

After suffering with hair-loss issues, Augusta created a product to stimulate hair follicles and produce rapid hair growth. As a one-woman team, Augusta personally handmakes all products and ships worldwide.

Brian Munoz of Penny Luck
Brian Munoz of Penny Luck

Brian Munoz

A driven entrepreneur, Munoz leveraged his network to create and drive Penny Luck to success both online and within their expanding retail locations. Penny Luck is driven by a mission to “spread luck” to their customers and U.S. veterans through a partnership with the Purple Heart Foundation.

Dana Donofree of AnaOno
Dana Donofree of AnaOno

Dana Donofree

After surviving breast cancer, fashion designer Dana Donofree was inspired to launch AnaOno, a global purpose-driven lingerie company serving thousands of individuals affected by breast cancer, mastectomy, breast surgery and chronic pain. Deeply committed to the breast cancer community, Dana’s service to her customers is evident in every fiber of AnaOno, including the brand’s blog.

Danny Catullo of Catullo Prime Meats
Danny Catullo of Catullo Prime Meats

Danny Catullo

Owner of Catullo Prime Meats, 3rd generation butcher Danny Catullo took his traditional brick and mortar family business and turned it to a thriving online experience. Danny’s expertise in perishable shipping, digital selling and operational scaling has enabled him to grow his business from a local company to one that successfully ships a high volume of superior quality prime meats across the country.

David Patrick of Shark Wheel
David Patrick of Shark Wheel

David Patrick

Serial entrepreneur David Patrick has launched and run several small businesses, the latest being Shark Wheel, a business launched after he invented an entirely new shape for the wheel while engineering wake turbines and rotors. Through investment in research and development, inventive techniques, online selling and successful crowdfunding, David has been able to scale Shark Wheel and create a company that challenges the status quo.

Jeanne Foley & Diana Ganz of The Groomsman Suit
Jeanne Foley & Diana Ganz of The Groomsman Suit

Jeanna Foley & Diana Ganz

Since launching The Groomsman Suit in 2016, Diana and Jeanne have helped build a convenient online store experience that rivals the traditional brick and mortar stores, offering stylish suits for purchase at less than the price of most rentals.

Heidi Hale of HeidiHale Designs and Details
Heidi Hale of HeidiHale Designs and Details

Heidi Hale

An expert in inventory planning, Heidi Hale sources materials and stones from all over the world, bringing them to the United States to create beautiful handmade jewelry.

Liz Powers of ArtLifting
Cropped Circle image of Liz Powers

Liz Powers

After securing a grant from Harvard to create art groups in homeless shelters, Powers was inspired to create a digital marketplace for artists to share their creations with the world. Five years after its inception, her mission driven company has expanded to 20 states, enabled homeless or disabled artists to profit, and earned her a spot on Forbes 30 under 30 list of Social Entrepreneurs.

Rahim Diallo of Ginjan Bros, LLC
Rahim Diallo of Ginjan Bros, LLC

Rahim Diallo

Together with his brother Mohammed, Rahim Diallo launched the Ginjan Bros, a beverage company that offers a unique traditional West African ginger-based drink to U.S. consumers. In addition to his personal experiences as an immigrant, Rahim’s knack for customer service and brand storytelling have helped drive his company’s success.

Tivan Amour of Fortified Bicycle
Tivan Amour of Fortified Bicycle

Tivan Amour

The ultimate sales guy and serial entrepreneur, Amour created a theftproof bicycle light and bike for biking enthusiasts. As the business has grown, Amour has perfected the art of balancing investment capital, inventory capital and production schedules to promote business growth and manage cash flows.

Kelli is a FedEx Small Business Champion and marketing strategist who has spent over a decade supporting US entrepreneurs. Tom is a writer and creative, keen to get to the heart of what drives small business owners in an ultracompetitive and ever-changing landscape.

The two may hail from different sides of the Atlantic, but they’re brought together by a shared passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship. Want to get in touch with Kelli, Tom and the team? Send an email to makingitwork@fedex.com.

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The presenters

Kelli is a FedEx Small Business Champion and marketing strategist who has spent over a decade supporting US entrepreneurs. Tom is a writer and creative, keen to get to the heart of what drives small business owners in an ultracompetitive and ever-changing landscape.

The two may hail from different sides of the Atlantic, but they’re brought together by a shared passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship. Want to get in touch with Kelli, Tom and the team? Send an email to makingitwork@fedex.com.