Heather Saffer experienced what many other entrepreneurs go through early in life — she couldn’t find a job she wanted to stay with. So she took a different route and started her own business, Dollop Gourmet.

The ambitious business woman took a leap of faith and competed on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” which she won and scored a book deal. Next up? Taking a swim on “Shark Tank.”

In the latest episode of the “Winning on Main Street” podcast, Heather discusses what it’s like to be on “Shark Tank” and secure an investment from Barbara Corcoran. Heather will also be speaking at Thryv’s Connect20 virtual summit on Nov. 10-11. Learn more here.

A Sneak Peek

I had probably 30 different jobs. I kept quitting or I’d get fired. So, I decided I was a terrible employee and maybe I should try to start my own business.

More of what you can expect to hear:

  • The highs and lows and successes and failures of starting your own business.
  • Behind-the-scenes insights from filming “Shark Tank.”
  • Heather’s advice to business owners looking to follow their passion.

About “Winning on Main Street”

“Winning on Main Street” isn’t your everyday business podcast. We share stories of real small businesses that are winning using today’s modern technology. We talk with relatable, nose-to-the-grindstone entrepreneurs about starting and running their businesses.

“Winning on Main Street” is available wherever you love to listen including Simplecast, Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and Stitcher. Tune in to hear from business owners like you in roofing, healthcare, transportation and more.

About Gordon Henry

Thryv Chief Strategy Officer Gordon Henry hosts “Winning on Main Street.” An expert in the tools small businesses use to market themselves, Gordon asks podcast guests about the challenges they face and technology they use to get ahead. Learn more about Gordon.