brian gardner & lauren mancke

  • The Season One Recap of StudioPress FM

    On this week’s episode, Brian and Lauren discuss their favorite moments and guests that have appeared on the show during Season One of StudioPress FM. In this 25-minute episode Brian Gardner and Lauren Mancke discuss: ...

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  • How to Stay Creative in a Distracted World

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Megan Gray, a passionate — probably one of the most passionate — freelance graphic designers I know. She lives on the edge of a canyon in Orange County, California, where she runs her business, House of Grays. In this 34-minute episode Brian Gardner, Lauren Mancke, and Megan Gray discuss: Starting House of Grays in Orange ...

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  • The Creative Entrepreneur: Living the Dream

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Jason Schuller, a designer and maker of things for the web. His MO is always focusing on elegant simplicity, endlessly being inspired by awesome creative people, and relentlessly learning by making mistakes. In this episode Brian Gardner, Lauren Mancke, and Ja ...

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  • Leveraging Social Media to Build a Creative Brand

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Bill Kenney. His unyielding passion for design began at a young age, but has been developed and honed over his decade in the industry. As a business owner, Bill has developed both the design acumen and business knowledge necessary for success. He’s the co-founder and creative director of Focus Lab. In this episode Brian Gardner, ...

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  • How to Be a Great Community Leader, with Chris Lema

    This week we’re joined by Chris Lema. Chris is a Product Strategist, a people manager, a speaker, and a blogger. He also works with companies to help them build better software products, run better software development teams, improve their marketing messages, and bring their products to market. In this episode Brian Gardner, Lauren Mancke, and Chris Lema discuss: Alignin ...

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  • The One Thing That Can Make or Break Your Creative Business

    This week we’re joined by Seth Spears. Seth’s company (Spears Marketing) helps small business owners and bloggers build a reliable and profitable web presence that works … even when you’re not working. His primary focus is on digital marketing strategy. Seth is a husband, a father, and fanatical about the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  • How (and Why It’s OK) to Make Money with WordPress, with Matt Mullenweg

    This week, we have the very distinct pleasure of talking to a gentleman who is not only a talented member of the WordPress community … but the one responsible for it. Matt Mullenweg is the founding developer of WordPress, which currently powers more than 26 percent of sites on the web. The WordPress website says it’s “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform.

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  • The Importance of Entrepreneurial Mental Health

    Today we’re joined by Cory Miller. Cory is a former newspaper journalist turned full-time entrepreneur. In 2008, he started iThemes, which builds web design software and offers cutting-edge web design training for thousands of customers around the globe. Cory is a passionate entrepreneur who believes in finding and maintaining work happiness (for himself and others) that ali ...

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  • How to Sustain a Profitable Creative Agency

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Brian and Jennifer Bourn of Bourn Creative. They are a vibrant, creative studio that delivers purpose-driven design and engaging experiences for businesses who want to stand out and step into the spotlight. Brian and Jennifer love challenges and deadlines, and are brand-building, WordPress-wielding, Lego-playing nerds dedicated to crea ...

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  • How to Scale a Freelance Business

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Bill Erickson. Bill is a WordPress Developer, an entrepreneur, a husband, a father, a skier, an avid reader, a gardener, and a winemaker living in Georgetown, TX. He’s been developing with WordPress and contributing to the community since 2006. Bill has written 20 WordPress plugins that have been downloaded 668,661 times and has spoken ...

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  • Why Open-Source-Based Communities Are So Powerful

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Carrie Dils. Carrie has been around the Genesis community for a number of years. She’s a WordPress developer, consultant, speaker, and teacher. She loves sharing what she’s learned with others to help them be more successful in their businesses. She hosts a weekly WordPress podcast at and is a course instructor for

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  • How to Build an Online Education Business

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Tonya Mork of Know the Code. Tonya likes to rethink the way she does things to find a better path: one that is more efficient, effective, leads us forward, and is balanced with intent. She likes to share ideas, plant seeds, and inspire folks to consider a different approach. Her blog (Hello from Tonya) is all about the way she thinks.

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  • The Business of Food Blogging: Is It Lucrative?

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Shay Bocks of Feast Design Company. Shay started hustlin’ in 2008 to connect her creative gifts and ravenous curiosity with the ambition of creative entrepreneurs. Nowadays, that dream has manifested into a full-time operation serving other dreamers just like herself.

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to SEO that Works

    On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Rebecca Gill of Web Savvy Marketing. She is a WordPress developer, an SEO consultant, and a general business consultant. She’s an active member of the WordPress community, participating as a WordCamp speaker, podcast guest, and SEO educator. Her company, Web Savvy Marketing, was founded in 2009 and is a creative agency based in Southeastern Michigan.

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