In this episode of the start here not there podcast host John Hutto interviews hot new fashion company More Than Simple. Going in depth behind the brand, founder Gene Yi and members John Chu, Yena Kim, and Ellen Wei discuss their experience growing a clothing business in Los Angeles for the first time. The company was established last year as a Christian brand seeking to create an aesthetic fashion line with trendy designs appealing to all audiences. Meeting at USC, these friends have learned how to balance business/money with faith while juggling creativity with logistic needs. Using social media marketing and targeted ads, More Than Simple is poised to continue growing quickly! If you find the discussion useful or entertaining and would love to support them look at the links below!!
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In this episode of Start Here Not There, Jordan Belcher discusses how he started his successful window washing business. Jordan shares his origin story and talks with brutal honesty about the hardships entrepreneurs face in the early stages of their company's growth. Jordan discusses learning how to use Social Media/Digital Marketing to increase client acquisition, sales, revenue, and get reoccurring customers. Initially starting as a side hustle, Jordan recently established an LLC for his business Squeegee Clean Home Detailing and shares his guidance about hiring a CPA, taking advantage of tax laws, and utilizing write offs. Jordan's success story truly embodies the entrepreneurial mindset of the podcast and I hope you enjoy our conversation!
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In this episode of Start Here Not There, LA based photographer Charis Cheung discusses how she turned her passion for photography into a bustling business. Originally shooting with her friends, Charis now works with the top influencers (Tik Tokers, Models, etc.) and is commercializing her brand. In addition, Charis talks about growing a following on social media and creating presets for their photography needs. Furthermore, she alludes her growth to her advertising through story tags, promotions, and influencer collaborations. Make sure to check out all the links below!!
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In this episode, professional day trader Jon Belcher talks about his experience day trading. Jon talks about some of his biggest loses, the importance of paper trading, and meeting the PDT requirements. Follow Jon's day trading account @ jwb_trades_ or his personal IG @ jon_belcher. Thanks so much!
In this episode of Start Here Not There, John interviews Brandon Handoko, Co-Creator of Sidehustlestack.co, former leader at ZebraIQ, and Founder/President Hip Hop Literature. Brandon's insight into Silicon Valley culture, generating a community around an idea, and the nuances of raising money for a young company are both captivating and honest.
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In this episode of "Start Here Not There", guest Daniel Kim discusses the nuances of producing a film and the musical score that accompanies it. Dan's film "The Things We Carry" recently won the Jury Award at San Francisco State's Campus Movie Festival. Dan talks about the challenges film makers face when collaborating together, trying to film during Covid, and overcoming peoples' opinions as an artist. Make sure to follow Dan on IG @ daniel_i_k18 to stay up to date with all his new projects.
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