Season 2 // Episode 5

The Dark Side of Product Business

November 14, 2018

Okay, so if you think building a product-based business sounds super dreamy, we’re here to get real and talk about the darker side of product and retail business. In this episode of Making a Business, we’re digging into consumerism, waste, and the ever-lurking copycat.

Episode Transcript
"We have to balance what consumers want with what consumers will pay for."
- Emily Thompson

Discussed in this Episode

  • Balancing being a minimalist with asking other people to buy more of your stuff
  • Finding packaging as a product/retail business and managing packaging waste
  • Balancing what a customer asks for with what a customer will pay for
  • Consumer education
  • Dealing with copy-cats in product business

Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co

Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon


Braid Creative

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