Ep. 0 - Welcome to Mixing Business With Pleasure!

Being an entrepreneur can often be a lonely and isolating journey and doing it with your spouse can surprisingly make it even more so. Our mission is to help couples in business by uncovering the inspiring stories of those who have successfully built a business with their life partner, and foster a community where couples can connect, converse and celebrate each other’s successes while learning from each other’s challenges.

Welcome to mixing business with pleasure, a podcast about loving your work and working with your love. We are your hosts, Gaby Israel Grinberg and Mike Grinberg.
 
When Mike and I set out to create a podcast, the idea of interviewing couples that also work and own a business together was a no brainer. We came up with the idea for Mixing Business with Pleasure back in 2017. We wanted to scratch your own itch. We want it to connect with other entrepreneurs like us. We want it to validate some of our feelings and questions about working with a spouse. We wanted to meet interesting people.
 
And in case it wasn't obvious, we are a husband and wife entrepreneurial team. We have a digital marketing agency called Proofpoint marketing.

We started the agency back in 2017 and it has been a long road to where we are today. We've learned a lot about each other along the way, and both our business and our relationship is stronger for it. It hasn't been without its bumps in the road, though. And we have found that the husband and wife, entrepreneur relationship brings with it, unique challenges that most entrepreneurs don't face. 
Being an entrepreneur can often be a lonely and isolating journey. Doing it with your spouse can surprisingly make it even more so. I mean, you can't really go complain about your business partner to someone else. And business coaching can often feel like a therapy session. It's no surprise that when most people we meet find out we were in a business together, we get a response that sounds something like "I could never work with my wife or husband."
   
It took an enormous, and unexpected outside pressure for us to muster up the courage to move forward with the Mixing Business with Pleasure podcast. But I'm really glad we did. 

What started as a very small kernel of an idea has blossomed into a mission to uncover stories, make connections, and very soon to nurture a community of other couples who work together. Over the past three months, we've recorded many episodes and met some incredible couples who are really proving the business and pleasure do mix well together.

Our mission is to help couples in business by uncovering the inspiring stories of those who have successfully built a business with their life partner and foster community, where couples can connect, converse and celebrate each other's successes. While learning from each other's challenges. 

Here's what you can expect from this podcast. Real stories from real couples who are running thriving businesses together. You'll learn about their successes and their failures. You'll learn how they juggle work, marriage, parenting, and everything in between. And most importantly, you will get actionable tips which you can apply to both your business and your relationship so that you too can successfully mix business with pleasure. 

You can also expect to hear a mix of corny jokes. Mostly from Gaby. Mike and I taking jabs at one another. And. Last but not least you're going to get a chance to meet some amazing couples who have done wonderful things not only in their business but also for themselves in their marriage for their family their community their employees and the greater good at large.

We'll be releasing new episodes every Tuesday. 
We hope you tune in. 

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