Cheryl Clements Of PieShell on the Cult-Tech Podcast

Joining Lee Schneider on the podcast for this episode is Cheryl Clements, the founder and CEO of PieShell. PieShell is a crowdfunding platform that emboldens and empowers food and beverage entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

For Cheryl, food is personal.Growing up, she spent summers helping her mother run a pie-making business. Aptly named “The Pie Shell,”it was headquartered where all good startups begin: in the family’s basement. It was from her mother that Cheryl learned what it takes to build a successful food operation. More than that, she learned how communities grow around the food that people share. When Cheryl thought of embarking on her own food venture, she saw a crucial need for a crowdfunding platform that addresses the unique challenges of food and beverage entrepreneurs.

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Key Takeaways:

“That is one of the things that crowdfunding leverages tremendously — is that sense of community.” Cheryl at 1:53 “The foodies that follow them and are passionate about finding …

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5 Training Courses That Can Make Young Entrepreneurs More Savvy

Written by Kamy Anderson 

Though many think that successful entrepreneurs are born geniuses, it takes more than luck to achieve success in the world of business. The combination of talent, support and talent development through practice and training are crucial elements of achieving an envious level of success.

However, a lot of young entrepreneurs have to face a number of challenges when first starting. Dealing with the unknown while trying to fulfill the expectations such as providing new ideas, clear business goals, and properly managing a team can be overwhelming and tough, especially if you make some mistakes right at the beginning.

But what is the essence that shapes the average business owner into an entrepreneurial powerhouse? If we take a look at the Harvard Business School research on the list of skills and behaviors that drive entrepreneurial success, the conclusion is quite simple – confidence plays a major role and is the decisive reason why some entrepreneurs sink while others calmly swim in the murky business waters.

Triumph awaits those who are confident in their decisions and the only …

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8 Major Effects of the Internet to the Retail Industry

Written by Gemma Reeves

The rise of the internet has brought a wave of change that has washed over nearly every aspect of life. With the internet’s capabilities come new opportunities and the necessity of change. The force of the internet encourages businesses and markets to adjust.The retail industry is familiar with these changes and has experienced an evolution that expands opportunity and challenges current practices.

(1) The Internet allows sellers to have a vast inventory, which could be limited when you have a physical store.

Take for example your neighborhood bookshop. Books take up a lot of space, and so the number of titles that they could readily offer would be limited by how many they can actually display and hold in their storage. However, if you check out Amazon.com, they have thousands and thousands of titles of books and even magazines that are readily available for the customer to purchase. They could buy different editions and volumes at just a click of the mouse, and customers can even choose between receiving an actual hard copy or downloading a …

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Amazon and the Nerd Factor

Philip Roth isn’t happy with Jeff Bezos. A lot of other authors aren’t either. Going out on a limb here, but my guess is that Bezos is thrilled that such an important novelist as Roth is pissed.

Bezos has always been a courageous, bright guy. From relatively humble beginnings he went to Princeton, became a dot-com superstar fairly quickly and is now worth something like $32 billion, give or take.

He plays life as though adversity and danger don’t faze him much. He was in a helicopter crash that almost killed him, and reportedly thought, ‘This is a dumb way to die.’ In accounts of the fear-fatal accident that I’ve read, he never talks much about fear.

This bothers me.

As member of the bunch of Uber-Nerds who are pretty much running things now, Bezos is no doubt a super-achiever, but a human factor is missing. The question for me is: Can you be driven, directed, focused on world domination, and also be compassionate and feeling?

Amazon is a great platform for authors. It’s remaking the publishing industry and in …

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