GE 212: How First-Time Founder Melody McCloskey Built a Salon-Booking Empire that Did $1.6B in Transactions Last Year (podcast)

Melody McCloskey

Hey everyone, today I share the mic with Melody McCloskey, CEO of StyleSeat, the largest marketplace for beauty services.

Tune it to hear Melody share how she encountered a problem in the marketplace and then set out to solve it, how someone with no background in tech built a booking company for stylists that did $1.6 billion in transactions last year, how StyleSeat acquired 10K clients with essentially no marketing, and why she chose an equity-based model for her employees.

Download podcast transcript [PDF] here: How First-Time Founder Melody McCloskey Built a $1.6B:Year Salon-Booking Empire TRANSCRIPT

Time-Stamped Show Notes:

3 Key Points:

  1. Teach people how to think by asking questions and letting them come up with their own answers—this will empower them to find solutions themselves.
  2. Find yourself an adviser who has walked this road before you and learn from them.
  3. Tenacity and resiliency are the two most important factors to becoming a successful founder.

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Eric Siu (@ericosiu) is the CEO at Single Grain, a digital marketing agency that focuses on paid advertising and content marketing. He contributes regularly to Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and more.

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