coop & spree launches a retail, business, and sports podcast called coop convos

The Retailer will interview CEOs, influencers, and professional athletes on a weekly basis

New York, New York, USA, 2022-Dec-23 — /EPR Network/ — coop & spree, the New York City based contemporary retailer, has launched a podcast called coop convos, which is all things business, retail, sports and wellness. Coop convos is hosted by coop & spree CEO and founder, Brooke S. Richman, who will interview various business leaders, tastemakers, and influencers in their aforementioned industries. Since Richman is an avid New York Knicks Fan (the Spree in coop & spree comes from her childhood pup’s name which paid homage to former Knick, Latrell Sprewell), she’s even interviewed and secured some former NBA stars.

The Podcast is available on over 10 platforms, and the first episode will likely air February 1st, 202 depending on the rifting process. To date, Richman has secured over 35 prestigious guests and has already recorded episodes with Stephanie Gottlieb, founder of Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry, Dale Stabler, wellness entrepreneur and co-founder of Sweats + The City, co-founder of the Orro + Theheard apps, and Allan Houston, the 2x NBA All-Star for the New York Knicks, Olympic Gold Medalist, and founder of FISLL,

Notable confirmed guests include Emily Faith Strauss, founder and designer of EF Collection, Helen Hall-Leland, CEO of Blender Bombs and Hustle Smoothie Bar, Alexa Leigh Meyer Mufson, founder and designer of Alexa Leigh, and John Wallace, former NBA star, current investor, philanthropist and New York Knick radio host.

During the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Richman moved temporarily from her NYC apartment to her childhood home in Greenwich, CT, where she learned how to code and created her e-comm website, Since her Elizabeth Street store in NYC was closed due to the pandemic, she had all her vendors ship her orders to her CT home where she fulfilled them. When she wasn’t opening new merchandise or packaging her clients’ orders, she would use Instagram live as a way to engage with her coop & spree audience, since she no longer could interact with them in person. She decided to start interviewing different designers and influencers, many of whom she knew and many of whom she had never met, and she absolutely loved it. So did her audience. It turned into a weekly tradition and the rest, as they say, is history. Not only did these weekly IG TV “interviews” create much needed connection at a time of unprecedented isolation, but also, they provided Richman, and coop & spree, with a new way of engaging with both customers and vendors.

Coop convos has the same format as Richman’s IG lives, where Richman focuses on each guest’s career path and personal story, in a relaxed format, that seems less like an interview and more like two old friends catching up. While the Podcast’s main goal is to provide valuable and informative insights and resources to those specifically interested in entrepreneurship, retail, sports, and wellness, Richman promises it’s also filled with lighthearted banter and just the right number of laughs.



coop & spree, the brainchild of founder and CEO Brooke S. Richman, first opened in August 2014 in downtown New York City’s Nolita neighborhood as a multi-brand contemporary women’s apparel, accessory, and jewelry boutique. While it was solely brick-and-mortar by design when it opened, coop & spree had to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now a full-fledged omni-channel retailer with over 70 brands. It operates both a physical store in New York City’s NoHoc neighborhood, via appointment only, and has an e-commerce shopping site. In addition to selling women’s contemporary apparel, accessories, and jewelry, coop & spree has expanded its product offering to include an extensive assortment of children’s apparel and accessories, health and wellness products, paper goods, novelty items and more. coop & spree was just listed this month as a winner on the Inc. Magazine’s Best of Business 2022 list in the “Lean and Mean” category due to its unwavering commitment to philanthropy, specifically to NYC based non-profits which help underprivileged youths in NYC. It’s been featured in publications such as Women’s Wear Daily, The New York Times, US Weekly, Huffington Post, Business Insider and more.

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eBay’s branded podcast Open for Business returns for another season

eBay’s branded podcast Open for Business returns for another season

San Jose, California, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a successful first season that saw eBay’s branded podcast rise to the top of the iTunes Charts, Open for Business is returning for another season full of real-life stories, lessons and advice for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Every entrepreneur, small business or startup must navigate hundreds of tough choices and questions when launching and growing a business. How do you bring a new product or service to market? How do you hire the right people? How do you stand out against the competition? And, what’s the best way to finance the whole pursuit?

At eBay, we live and breathe entrepreneurship. For over 20 years our marketplace has empowered millions of entrepreneurs around the world to pursue their passions. Every day we strive to provide our sellers with the tools and resources they need to grow their business. We believe real-world business advice can be an invaluable resource and one of the most important factors in determining success. It’s for this reason that eBay and Gimlet Creative partnered to create the Open for Business podcast.

Created for anyone interested in or already building a business from the ground up, the podcast brings together eBay sellers, notable business leaders and a diverse cast of characters across the entrepreneurship community. Each episode features candid conversations, stories of triumph and failure, and the valuable lessons learned along the way.

After the success of season 1, which included a stint as the No. 1 business podcast on iTunes, and the positive conversations it generated, we are pleased to announce season 2 of Open for Business.

Season 2 will take the same entertaining and behind-the-scenes approach to shed light on the issues no one tells you about, the situations you wish you knew how to handle, and the information you should know when starting or growing a business. Host John Henry, an entrepreneur himself, returns to ask new and seasoned business owners about a variety of issues that are top of mind in today’s competitive business landscape. We also dig into what can be tough conversation topics for any business owner, like how to recover from failure and how to evolve your business to stay on top.

The first of six episodes – How to Reinvent Your Business – will be available on Thursday, March 16 and will explore the stories of small business owners who have had to rethink and pivot their entire strategy due to challenges such as increased competition, loss of customers and other unforeseen obstacles.

You can subscribe and download the episodes on iTunes, Google Play or stream directly from our Open for Business page, where we’ll also be posting behind-the-scenes details and other interesting tips specific to selling on eBay.

This year we’re also excited to take Open for Business on the road, creating opportunities for listeners to give their entrepreneurial IQs a workout and connect with likeminded entrepreneurs. The first event will take place in Austin on March 13 during SXSW Interactive. Designed as an entrepreneurship bootcamp, the event will give attendees a chance to roll up their sleeves and tackle important business challenges – from marketing, to financing to culture and brand building – alongside founders, seasoned entrepreneurs and small business experts. We will also be live recording a fireside chat on workplace culture, which you can catch as a bonus episode later this season. If you’re in town, be sure to stop by. If not, we hope to be in a city near you soon.

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“Open for Business”: eBay and Gimlet Creative launch new podcast featuring valuable lessons in entrepreneurship

“Open for Business” features insight and advice from small business owners and industry experts, showing how to start your own company.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — When she was in third grade, Corri McFadden started a sticker trading company during recess. “Everyone would trade their stickers, and they would go through me,” she says. “In order to trade stickers you belonged to the club, and I’m the one who would barter the trade.”

It’s no wonder that today, McFadden runs one of the Internet’s most successful designer consignment businesses. Her multi million dollar Chicago-based venture, EDrop-Off, has sold over 200,000 items. She built it from the ground up over the last 12 years.

Corri’s story is the first of dozens that will be highlighted – and tapped into – for valuable lessons in entrepreneurship as part of eBay and Gimlet Creative’s new podcast, Open for Business. The series debuted today on iTunes, Soundcloud, and anywhere you download podcasts.

At eBay, we’ve been witness to the thrill of entrepreneurship for more than 20 years, as we have partnered with small business owners on our marketplace to help them grow their businesses and pursue their dreams. Success is exciting – but it can also be daunting and bring with it a whole host of new challenges.  And while there is no magic formula, we do everything possible to help entrepreneurs every step along the way.

Open for Business shows how to build a business and talks to entrepreneurs about what keeps them up at night. Combining humor and intelligence, each episode tackles some of the most basic – and most difficult – questions new business owners face: How do you know when to quit your day job? What should you look for when hiring? And, it examines the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of starting a company.

This podcast also marks the launch of Gimlet Media’s in-house creative agency, Gimlet Creative.  Named one of the world’s 10 most innovative media companies by Fast Company, Gimlet was founded by veterans of This American Life and NPR . (You can listen to the story of Gimlet’s entrepreneurial beginnings in its own podcast, StartUp.)

Gimlet Creative is all about working with brands to tell great stories, and reach audiences on a deeper level.

To host this podcast, we tapped into John Henry, founder of Harlem’s first venture capital fund, Cofound Ventures, and an entrepreneur himself: He built and sold an on-demand dry-cleaning startup by age 22.

Charming and relatable, Henry has a knack for bringing out the best in his subjects, with some laugh-out-loud moments along the way. “There’s zero room for error,” a cemetery owner tells Henry, explaining the importance of hiring good employees. “You can’t put the loved one in the wrong space.”

The first “Open for Business” episode – The Entrepreneurial Mind – is available now and looks at what it means to be successful. Are people born with an “entrepreneur” gene? Do certain personality types fare better than others? When is it better to sell your company than stay? Check it out here, and be sure to visit our “Open for Business” page, where we’re posting behind-the-scenes details from the podcast and other interesting tips.


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“Open for Business”: eBay and Gimlet Creative launch new podcast featuring valuable lessons in entrepreneurship

“Open for Business”: eBay and Gimlet Creative launch new podcast featuring valuable lessons in entrepreneurship

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