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The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Apr 5, 2022

Summary:

Welcome back to the Startup Junkies podcast!

 

Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Matthew Ward were joined by Kirsten Blowers, a serial entrepreneur and owner of Riff Raff and City Supply. Kirsten’s entrepreneurial spirit was planted by her parents, sparked by the great recession, and fueled by a love to tackle and adapt to any obstacle in her way. Want to know what it looks like to pivot before it was cool? 

 

Check out this episode! 

 

 

Shownotes:

(1:01) Introducing Kirsten Blowers

(1:23) Riff Raff during the Recession

(7:17) The Spark of a Serial Entrepreneur

(9:05) Oh S**t Moment in 2020

(17:02) The Evolution of Riff Raff

(20:24) Staying Current and Going beyond Statistics

(26:48) What’s Winning and What Comes Next?

(30:03) Success Does Not Have to Be about Growth

(32:10) The Process of Handing Off a Company

(36:14) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Matthew Ward

Caleb Talley

Kirsten Blowers

Riff Raff

Riff Raff Shop

City Supply



Quotes:

My parents are both entrepreneurs. My mom is a childcare provider; my dad's a food consultant. They've always instilled resiliency and pivoting just as a way of life.” (2:28) - Kirsten Blowers

 

 

I think a lot of people get stuck in the idea that they have to stick to their original process. If it shifts, it shifts. Everything shifts. (19:25) - Kirsten Blowers

 

If I don't want to do something, there's no expectation. I'm the only person that has to live up to that expectation. (26:12) - Kirsten Blowers

 

More money, more problems, you know? If this [present success] is healthy and good, if we're excited every day, if everyone's getting paid what they should be paid, and if we're still able to move forward with trends, then why are we trying to [change]?” (27:21) - Kirsten Blowers

 

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