May 16, 2023
We love a good manufacturing start-up story and this one is filled with ups and downs! In this episode, Ari talks to Milton & Goose Founder & CEO, Shari Raymond. Milton & Goose is a high-end children's toy manufacturer that makes heirloom-quality wooden play kitchens.
Shari and Ari talk about all the struggles that starting and growing a new business can bring - from the initial design to contract manufacturing to marketing to bringing manufacturing in-house and becoming a full-fledged CT manufacturing business.
Shari talks of learning through mistakes…an important concept that entrepreneurs know well. She also talks about how to avoid the overwhelm of everything that needs to happen - "Think about what is right in front of you, what you have to work on right in that moment"
This is an inspiring story of taking an idea to bringing it to action.
Shari's favorite book: Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller
Shari Raymond, Milton & Goose
Company Website: https://miltonandgoose.com/
Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miltonandgoose
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miltonandgoose/
Company Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/miltonandgoose
Company TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@miltonandgoose
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/milton-goose/
Shari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-raymond-0030a113/
Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/
Shari and Ari discuss:
Go to Market strategy