Laura Smith, Co-Founder & Designer of Worse for Wear

Worse for Wear founder and designer, Laura Smith (left) on a big ol' orange Harley


This episode features an interview with Laura Smith, co-founder and designer at Worse for Wear, an awesome women’s motorcycle apparel company operating in Richmond, Virginia. I get schooled on design, fashion, selvedge denim and more. I had a lot of fun talking with Laura about her business and motorcycles, I hope you enjoy our conversation too.

03:45 Fit, Form, and Function
05:13 Women’s Measurement Project
07:06 User Experience Designer
09:08 On Not Making Assumptions
10:23 Naming Worse For Wear
15:51 Laura’s “Practice Business”
17:43 Learning Moments
20:50 Making Jeans
26:15 Was is Selvedge Denim?
31:25 Women Motorcycling
35:20 On Success
37:00 Favorite Books/Author- Charles Strauss
41:36 Advice for 20 year old self

For more from Worse for Wear (or to buy some awesome gear) check out the links below:
Twitter: @WorseWear

Dr. Kyle Adams

In this episode with Dr. Kyle Adams we dive into some of his contrarian views and the changes he would like to see made to how personal trainers are educated in the United States. We also get into why and how he is breaking the traditional model as a PT, entrepreneur, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He shares his experience with starting a business and points to some great resources for staying on the cutting edge of fitness.

Mentioned: West End Crossfit

3:50 The Importance of a Mentor
5:10 Andrew Rothschild

Virtual Mentors/Resources
6:15 TheFitCast with Kevin Larrabee
7:09 Eric Cressey
7:49 Mike Reinold

8:50 Why Dr. Adams became started his business
11:56 The importance of developing relationships
11:19 The E-Myth
14:48 Adams Performance

18:52 Blog Post: Caring More as a physical therapist
23:35 Physical Therapist Education Reform
26:37 Crossfit and Fitness Trends
36:26 How to find a mentor

Find more from Kyle here

Mr. Preneur

In this debut episode of Refreshingly Innovative, I sit down with Sam Anderson, aka Mr. Preneur. An expert on social media, Sam highlights the importance of personal branding, finding mentors, and becoming your own boss in spite of naysayers putting you down.

1:28 Sam’s Businesses
CyCul Laundry
Richmond Bubble Soccer
Mr. Prenuer TV
Anderson Consulting

7:49 Personal Branding
10:32 Importance of Mentors
13:08 On Competition
16:34 Gary Vaynerchuk
18:50 Don’t Listen to Others, Do What You Want

Find more from Sam here:
Instagram: @mrpreneur
Twitter: @AskMrPreneur