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CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit

The best route to success is modeling successful people. And if you’re working with your spouse, how do you find model couples? CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit features interviews with couples in business together who are crushing it in the 21st century. This is where you can hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles. And, there are plenty of laughs. Welcome to CoupleCo. It’s business—and it’s personal.


Dec 26, 2018

We are in Napa, talking to none other than Smokin’ Mary herself, along with her husband. Laurie and Marc Nadeau started Smokin’ Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix almost by accident. They’re now selling their product across the nation, from Rhode Island to California. Laurie (who’s also known as Smokin’ Mary, and as the girl in the polka-dot dress,) is a serial entrepreneur. Marc is a guy who likes a steady job with a steady paycheck—even though he used to be a ski bum, which is a whole other story. So, how do these two reconcile their respectively unique working preferences? And how do you move from tweaking small-quantity recipes in a home kitchen to filling the shelves at a chain of liquor stores? Listen in as we talk about the constant motion of developing and selling packaged goods.