The Seattle Business Builders Podcast

We tell the stories of growth behind the successful businesses that build the Seattle community.

Each episode features an interview with a Seattle business owner, unpacking their journey and uncovering insights from their experiences.

These are the businesses that make our community special. If you’re invested in the Seattle business community or are building a business yourself, this podcast is for you.

Meet Your Host

Will Hicks has been recognized as a Wall Street Journal All Star Analyst and is the founder of Sapling Wealth Management (a financial advisory firm specializing in small business benefit planning and high-net worth investment strategies) where he focuses on enriching the lives of his clients.


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Episode 8: Terri Morgan from TCM Models | Seattle Business Builders

Terri Morgan is owner of TCM Models, a modeling and talent agency that provides a boutique approach, a personalized atmosphere, and hands-on coaching. Will sat down with Terri to talk about how she came to own the business 40 years ago, how she scouts talent, and how TCM Models has adapted to the industries many […]

Episode 7: Haley Keller from Peddler Brewing Company | Seattle Business Builders

Haley Keller is the cofounder of Peddler Brewing Company, a microbrewery with a tasting room and large beer garden located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Will sat down with Haley to talk about how she and her husband Dave decided to make their brewing hobby a business, how they found their space, and […]

Episode 6: Janis Segress & Krijn and Judy de Jonge from Queen Anne Book Company | Seattle Business Builders

Janis, Krijn, and Judy are the three co-owners of Queen Anne Book Company. Will sat down with the trio to talk about how they stepped in after the previous owner of the business closed down, what it’s like working together, and how the independent book seller market is growing and changing. Learn more about Queen […]

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