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Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

Jun 15, 2020

Caron Proschan is the Founder and CEO of Simply Gum, a natural confections company disrupting the snacking industry and inspiring people to live simply. Upon realizing the need for a better-for-you chewing gum option in the consumer market, Caron took the leap to create her own natural gum formula and in 2014, Simply Gum was born. 

With a background in finance and business, Caron has successfully redefined the gum category through the development of Simply Gum’s high quality ingredients and innovative branding. Caron and her team are dedicated to providing premium modern wellness confections to help consumers balance all of the components to a healthy lifestyle, from reducing stress and sleeping more, to choosing products that are good for your mind and body. 

Here are a few things we talked about in this episode:

  • The surprising fact about traditional gum that made Caron seek out a more natural alternative
  • Why Caron put so much effort into her brand and the importance of starting in the mom and pop shops before major retailers
  • The first big NO Caron got and what she learned from getting “ghosted” by buyers
  • Caron gives her best tips for networking and getting into retail and grocery stores
  • How a rejection from a successful entrepreneur in the natural food industry made Caron second guess her product and how she picked herself up and kept moving forward
  • Caron shares her biggest fears and worries about her business and how she deals with all the moving parts of running a natural gum brand
  • How Caron made the decision to turn down a huge offer to take things international and why she thinks it’s so important to be thoughtful about growing the business
  • Why making mistakes and being open to feedback is a major factor in the success of any product or business
  • Caron shares what she would tell her younger self.

If you’re ready to stop waiting for perfect and start taking more action, this episode is a must-listen! 

Special thanks goes out to Caron for taking the time to chat.

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