Ayeshah Abuelhiga started Mason Dixie in 2014 to change comfort food for the better. "Homestyle" cooking shouldn't mean settling for cheap, processed ingredients and scary chemicals. She is a first generation American and proudly watched her immigrant parents serve quality comfort food at their small carry-out restaurant and convenience store. After college, she craved that same food but the closest thing she found was fast food - and no decent biscuits! So Ayeshah started by making a REAL biscuit and gave up her corporate job to open a small restaurant people loved. Those same customers inspired her to make biscuits available at home. Today, business is booming across retail for Mason Dixie and Ayeshah shares her story with Justin on today’s episode.
Entrepreneur, illustrator, author and working mother Wendy Rouillard took her grandmother’s teddy bear and made it into a successful and growing business based on helping children. Today, Barnaby has been on more than 25 adventures and his latest book, WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BARNABY BEAR? releases this month. The Barnaby franchise now include storybooks, coloring books, games, tote bags, back packs, and stuffed bears. Wendy joins Justin to discuss Barnaby!
What began as a cheesecake recipe created by a high schooler in small-town Mississippi is now a business that makes thousands of cheesecakes each month. Mississippi Made – New York Approved. Co-founders Chris Ortego and Shaun Davis join Justin to discuss this delicious brand!
Raised on O‘ahu, Hawaii, an island with limited natural resources, Matt Feldman understood the importance of sustainability from a young age. As he began learning about the immense carbon footprint of the meat industry, he gravitated towards plant-based foods. Fast forward to today, Matt teamed up with two renowned culinary experts to develop a delicious jerky that is better for both our bodies and the planet. Matt joins Justin to discuss this exciting new brand!
In 2019, Jeff Lee founded FitTrack, a health technology company that allows users to track and measure their health easily and accurately. Now his health technology brand is one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada. Jeff joins Justin to discuss this high-flying brand!
SPOTMYUV®, a Canadian invention, was created in 2014 because of the genuine need for people worldwide to increase their personal line of defence against harmful UV sun damage. SPOTMYUV® co-inventors Andrew Martinko, Chad Sweeting and Derek Jouppi are graduates of the University of Waterloo's Nanotechnology Engineering program and are passionate about sun protection. With family and close friends impacted by skin cancer, they found a need to bring a product to market that would tell a wearer when to reapply sunscreen and thereby positively affecting sun protection habits. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world and almost 100% preventable when sunscreen is used correctly. CEO Claudia Harvey joins Justin to discuss the business and tips to bring new ideas to life.
Batteries Plus is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb and smartphone/tablet repair franchise with a nationwide network of stores. With access to more than 60,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories, they have the widest selection of battery and light bulb products available. Batteries Plus offers unmatched service to consumers, businesses and government entities at the national and local levels and delivers national brands at exceptional value. Scott Williams, CEO, joins Justin to discuss retail, ecommerce, consumer centricity, and more!
You’re too smart to be spoon-fed! Oats Overnight™ launched in 2016 as a delicious, nutritious and convenient solution to breakfast. The product requires minimal nighttime preparation, resulting in a high-protein meal that is ready to eat on the go when you wake. With a commitment to quality, Oats Overnight uses certified gluten free oats and superfood ingredients like maca root, raw cacao, hemp, coffee and more. Founder Brian Tate joins Justin to discuss this delicious new brand!
FlexScreen is the world’s first and only flexible window screen. FlexScreen began in 2013 when founder Joe Altieri took to his garage and invented "the world's first and only flexible window screen" to solve all of the problems with the frustrating, 100-year-old technology of traditional (preflex) screens. FlexScreen if growing rapidly and Joe joins Justin to discuss this high-flying innovative window market maker!
The American Cornhole League (ACL) promotes and develops cornhole as a sport on every level. The ACL has created software and apps specifically geared to the management of cornhole leagues, tournaments, special events and player development. It enables Players and Directors with any level of skill or experience to get involved. Founder and commissioner Stacey Moore joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing sport!
At LOCA, they believe eating cheese dip is one of life’s greatest pleasures. By making it allergen, conflict, and cruelty-free, they’re just making it easier to enjoy as often as you want. Come join the party as founder Lauren Joyner joins Justin to discuss this yummy food concept!
Originally designed for the fire service, FitFighter is a world class strength and conditioning system with our own patent-pending Steelhose free weights and iOS training app. Their Steelhoses are made in the USA from real firehose and steel shot. Founder Sarah Apgar joins Justin to discuss this fast-moving fitness brand.
Colony Cocktails was born out of a quest to live richer more enchanted lives through the meaningful connections we make with those around us. Colony developed their cocktails to help draw people together, forge new friendships and create more vibrant and delicious lives. Co-founders Jessica and Philip Miller join Justin to discuss this new ready-to-drink beverage brand!
Mike Sullivan is the founder of Snap Collar, a new invention to fix messy shirt collars. The idea came to Mike after searching for ways to smooth my collars without ironing or dry cleaning them for the rest of his life. Unsatisfied with what was on the market, Mike and a friend set out to build something better! Mike joins Justin to discuss launching this new product!