From Side Business to Book to Brick and Mortar with The Zen Succulent’s Megan Cain

This week we’re welcoming Megan Cain, owner of The Zen Succulent with locations in both Raleigh and Durham, NC. Megan got her start on Etsy while unable to land a job after graduating with a business degree and deciding to pursue what brought her peace and creativity – plants! We learn how Megan went from humble beginnings in her mom’s garage to two thriving locations, features in everything from Architecture Digest to HGTV, and how she has grown her business even during a pandemic. Megan also shares her perspective on social media, multiple revenue streams, and managing customer expectations. Full show notes at

Mentioned in this episode:

The Zen Succulent

The Zen Succulent Press

Modern Terrarium Studio 

Spectrum Pay it Forward Grant

The Parlour

Church Street Coffee and Books 

Jonathan Benton Bookseller 


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