Kim Malek: Leading a Tribe of Happiness
Kim Malek filled out a Small Business Association plan in secret. The idea of telling anyone her dream of opening an ice cream shop in cold and rainy Portland, Oregon, just seemed too hard. Now Salt&Straw is an empire with 17 stores across the country, including one at Disneyland, partnerships with companies like Alaska Airlines, and an investment from Danny Meyer and others. On episode 79 of Speaking Broadly, Kim speaks about how she sustained her entrepreneurial spirit despite her father's bankruptcy, countless rejections from bankers, and persistently looming fears. Tune into this episode for more insight into crazy ice cream flavors (bone marrow included), business advice from Starbucks' former CEO Howard Schultz, and the ingredients that went into fostering Kim's confidence and persistence.
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