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Lisa Riley is a Pinot’s Palette Franchise Owner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pinot’s Palette is a painting studio and wine bar where they walk people step-by-step through a complete canvas painting for two hours while they listen to rock and pop music and drink libations.

Lisa owns all three Tulsa area Pinot’s Palette franchises. The Oklahoma Small Business Association named her 2020’s Small Business Person of the Year.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • How did Lisa Riley become a Pinot’s Palette franchise owner?
  • The grind, trepidation, and risk of being a new entrepreneur
  • Transferable lessons from motherhood into business
  • How Lisa conquered cancer and how it changed her life and business priorities
  • Lisa’s proud business moments

In this episode…

Imagine quitting your corporate-America job, never being an entrepreneur, and spending your life savings to buy a franchise. Then months later, someone else is about to buy the same franchise at a location 12 minutes from yours. If you let that happen, anything they do wrong will affect your business and erode your life savings.

You can’t let your life savings be at the mercy of someone else’s actions. And you don’t have the money to afford a new location. While trying to figure a way out, you’re diagnosed with cancer. How do you handle it all? Lisa Riley conquered cancer and went on to open a third location. Want to find out more about Lisa’s story?

Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with host Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Lisa Riley live from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Leadership Conference. They discuss Lisa’s journey into entrepreneurship and owning a Pinot’s Pallance franchise, her efforts to keep the business alive over the pandemic, balancing being a mom and owning a business, conquering cancer, hitting a business milestone, and more!

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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran 0:22

Hey everybody, this is John Corcoran with Dr. Jeremy Weisz and this episode is a little bit different. This is a live interview that we recorded at the Global Leadership Conference from Entrepreneurs Organization, where some of the best entrepreneurs from around the globe gathered in Washington DC to share ideas and to learn about entrepreneurship. And of course, this episode is brought to you by Rise25 where we help b2b businesses to give to and to connect to their dream 100 relationships and partnerships helping you to run a podcast so that it generates a referral pipeline and ROI

Jeremy Weisz 0:57

yeah, I mean, John, after both of us have been podcasting for over a decade, the number one thing in our life is relationships. And we’re always looking at ways to give to our best relationships and we found no better way to do that over the past decade than to profile the people in companies we admire and shout from the rooftops what they’re working on. And this interview is no different. So if you’ve thought about podcasting, you should go to To learn more, or email us at [email protected]

John Corcoran 1:23

Thanks everyone. Enjoy the interview.

Jeremy Weisz 1:25


Jeremy Weisz here We’re live from E O. GLC brought to you by Rise25. I’m here with Lisa and Lisa, tell people, your company and what you do.