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The Power Lunch Pod is the story of a growing business - Alesya Bags. The show includes lessons learned from a ground floor entrepreneur and guests who help the company. Hosted by founder Alesya Macatol.
20 Episodes
A post about having confidence in your choices.
Where we are in the production timeline plus a new bag in the works thanks to your feedback.
My three step process to creating an Iconic Bag and why that’s important for the next AB bag design.
Crack of Light

Crack of Light


How the loss of Kate Spade changed the course of my career.
The current status of the new bag design and a short side story.
Ticket winners announced for the Center for Women conference in Charleston, SC.
Alesya Bags Returns

Alesya Bags Returns


The story begins today..again. ☂️
Ready to Start Again?

Ready to Start Again?


A test of the Anchor system
The founders of Distil Union, Nate Justiss and Lindsay Windham welcome me into their store and studio to learn more about their success story. From working at Phillips, to taking the entrepreneurial leap away from freelance it was fun to learn how their union formed. Even more exciting was the reveal that one review on Slate from customer Will Oremus doubled their business last year. Amazing! Near the end of the interview, Nate and Lindsey tell us more about the event they are hosting on May 25 - From Maker to Market. They've invited me to speak as part of a three person panel. Can't wait to talk shop with the group. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot now:
It's a business update - straight from me to you. Item One: Diving straight head first into an issue I'm not supposed to be discussing - the request for original Alesya Bags. I reveal my feelings about the bag and problems around producing it again. Item Two: Interns! I'm looking for two interns this summer - one in Public Relations and the other in Video Production. Payment: Your every own Alesya Bag. Item Three: The week ahead - are we out of leather? Yes we are. It's now top of the to do list.
My mom, Cindy Opelt, sits down with me for a special Mother's Day episode of the Power Lunch Podcast. We talk about her life now, her career and what her thoughts are on my business. She also talks about how she feels about women in business and even what I'm doing wrong! This is a very personal episode - thanks for joining our family.
Episode 8

Episode 8


It's the comeback episode of The Power Lunch Podcast! In this episode Alesya talks about results from her latest laptop bag launch, Bob Ellis Shoes, Anchor, her original bag, what's next for the company and upcoming podcasts. Plus she shares some personal new about her mom. Tune in!
PROMO: Alesya Opelt on 94.3's It's Your Business by Alesya Opelt
Alesya gives an update of all things bag related as the business gets back on track. She also makes a request for a graphic designer.
Shauna MacKenzie, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Best Kept Self, sits down with Alesya to talk about her businesses and being an entrepreneur.
Episode 5

Episode 5


Alesya give an update on the business, her life lately and hints about the new bag line coming in 2015.
Alesya discusses her 2015 marketing plan, change in PR strategy and gives you hints about the upcoming collection of laptop bags. Plus her thoughts on Serial - is Adnan innocent?
Alesya talks with stylist of Brooke Williams of Joie des Femmes about Brooke's background, the Alesya Bags client "Cate", a working woman's wardrobe, Charleston fashion and holiday wish lists. The first interview on The Power Lunch!
Alesya goes on a bit of a holiday rant about to-do lists and ending the year on a high note. Then she discusses product placement and what giveaways tactics have worked best for Alesya Bags.
Why A Podcast

Why A Podcast


Thank you for subscribing and listening to the very first episode of The Power Lunch Podcast by Alesya Opelt of! This episode gives an introduction to the show, the history behind the brand, where the brand is going, our new brand persona, and how to interact with the show online. Now Get To It and Go Do It!
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