Season 2, Episode 5: “Women, Wealth and Wow” with Pierre Bennu [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this fifth episode of our Women, Wealth and Wow! series, I introduce you to my guest and dear personal friend, Pierre Bennu, of exittheapple in Baltimore, Maryland.

Pierre and I first met in 2010 when he joined me and his lovely wife, Jamyla Bennu, at small business advocacy meetings at the Small Business Administration in Washington, DC. As you'll hear, Pierre is a champion of women in general, particularly when it comes to their innate value. He also celebrates the amazing opportunities all of us have to thrive and achieve in today's environment — where, as you'll hear him say — we are surrounded by the freedom to Dream In Detail. Enjoy my chat with Pierre NOW!

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It's never complete without women involved.

Pierre Bennu, exittheapple

Season 2, Episode 5: Show Notes

Here are few episode 5 highlights.

  1. Pierre shares his background, which has fueled his creativity, and the enthusiasm he has for entrepreneurship in general, and his wife's business in particular (starting at 3:17).
  2. Women offer a different perspective than men, one that has been suppressed for thousands of years … we must explore our strengths (starting at 6:51).
  3. Opportunities for women in today's marketplace (starting at 11:49).
  4. Training our children to appreciate and embrace a norm that's different from “the norm” (starting at 14:10).
  5. World change happens at home, and when you find an answer for yourself, you find an answer for the world (starting at 16:47).
  6. Pierre defines wealth and the requirement that you dream in detail (starting at 18:38).
  7. Know your own worth (starting at 22:10).
  8. Painting on walls (starting at 27:17).
  9. Test your freedom (starting at 30:12).
  10. We train people to us (starting at 32:21).

Connect with Pierre at exittheapple

Check out exittheapple at at their website, and on Facebook, and Twitter.

Visit The Exchange!

Pierre and his wife host The Exchange every second Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm at 2223 Guilford Avenue in Baltimore. The Exchange is a PopUp-style experience that showcases local artists and locally made products.

The next one is this Saturday, February 8, 2015, so you still have time to fit this into this weekend's plans.


You MUST go, you will love it!

Pierre and Jamyla


The Curvy Woman

For those of you paying attention, here is the image of the “curvy woman” we discussed in the podcast.


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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.