088: Transform Your Next Great Idea Into A Successful Business Enterprise with Hunter Sunrise, Founder + CEO of Hot Diggity! Dog Walking + Pet Sitting

Hunter Sunrise is a serial entrepreneur having founded thirteen businesses over the past two decades. The business that started it all, Hot Diggity! Dog Walking + Pet Sitting, is the largest pet care company in Pacific Northwest, and it is the second largest employer of LGBTQ staff in the region. Learn how Hunter got started in business, how he continues to blend his passions with his businesses, and how you can transform your next great idea into a successful business enterprise.  

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·      Who is Hunter, and what does his business do?

·      What motivated Hunter to start his business?

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.