Wild Business Growth Podcast

Wild Business Growth Podcast

Cocktail napkin sketches. They really can start businesses! That’s the story of this week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, Mary Harcourt. 

Episode 211: Mary Harcourt – Bright Inventor, Founder of CosmoGlo

Mary Harcourt, the Founder and CEO of CosmoGlo, joins the show to share her journey from running a salon to inventing the shadowless arc light that’s brightening several industries. Hear how she came up with the idea on a cocktail napkin, how to go from prototyping to shipping, adjust from a service business to a product business, stay profitable, and the craziest things she saw on safari. This episode covers everything from arc lights to animals. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What entrepreneurship tips can you learn from running a salon?
  • Where did Mary learn the financial side of the business?
  • How long did it take from prototype to shipping?
  • What has been the biggest driver to CosmoGlo’s sales growth?
  • Has Mary ever done a vacation focused around animals?
  • What does she think of my character?
  • How do you be and stay creative?
  • Where’s the best BBQ in Austin?

 Check out the show notes below for much more detail. You can also find the full transcript here.

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