HotChat Podcast: Coffee, Tea, and Hot Sauce

About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we celebrate Women’s history month because we are telling HERstory. We are doing that in this episode by featuring three dynamic women business owners who are paving the way in the retail space. From coffee to tea and hot sauce, we dive deep into the challenges they faced and how they overcame them to build thriving businesses. Discover their secrets to success, gain insights and inspiration, and learn how these remarkable women continue to innovate and thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

Ikisha Little is the Founder and Chief Curator of The Sweet Life of Tea, the #1 seller of herbal tea blends. Tracey Richardson is the Co-Founder & CEO of her family’s specialty food company, Lillie’s of Charleston. They specialize in hot sauces, BBQ sauces, and seasoning. Savannah Mitchell owns her online coffee company, Sunday Morning Roasting.

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Here’s What You’ll Get In This Episode

[00:01] Episode intro and what we have for you today

[02:06] Introducing the guests, Savannah, Ikisha, and Tracey

[07:47] Their inspiration for entrepreneurship in the retail space

[19:31] Savannah’s Sunday Morning Roasting and how she has been able to compete in the coffee space

[21:42] Savannah’s sheer determination to find the best coffee to create a business around

[23:09] Why preparation and determination are essential for a business success

[25:16] How long it took Savannah to put everything in place and running

[26:35] Tracey’s entrepreneurship journey

[32:28] How has it been for Tracey to work with her family

[33:37] Ikisha’s target audience for her tea etiquette

[35:20] The vision of their businesses

[42:21] How has CRMSDC been of importance in their business operations

[45:18] Ending the show and call to action

Notable Quotes

  • Business success is all about preparation, determination, and knowing your value.
  • We cannot afford to allow a word from another human being to cross over into who we know we are.
  • Be a planner. Work the plan.
  • Never settle for less.

Connect with the Guests

Savannah Mitchell


Ikisha Little


Tracey Richardson


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