Breaking Barriers and Empowering Unheard Voices: The Story of Lisa Kastner and Running Wild, LLC

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Lisa Kastner is a true inspiration to all entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners. Born and raised in Camden, NJ, Lisa had to overcome several challenges from a young age. She was a dancer and co-host on Dance Party USA, a syndicated television show on the USA Network during her high school days. However, at the age of 20, she was faced with a devastating fire that burned down her house, leaving her homeless.

Despite the setback, Lisa showed remarkable resilience and began rebuilding her life. She worked and went to school full-time to obtain her Bachelors, MBA, and MFA. During her corporate career, she transformed organizations through technology and process while laying the foundation for her own venture, Running Wild, LLC.

Running Wild, LLC is the brainchild of Lisa Kastner and aims to publish great stories with great writing that don’t fit neatly in a box. Running Wild Press is the publishing arm that focuses on stories that push boundaries and engage the readers, and RIZE publishes great genre stories written by people of color and other underrepresented groups. The mission of Running Wild, LLC is to change the world through stories by bringing to the market those stories typically ignored by other houses due to their acquisition models.

Running Wild, LLC has been honored with two best of 2019 and two best of 2020 books according to Kirkus Reviews, as well as several starred reviews and additional acclaim. Lisa Kastner was named to Yahoo Finance’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021 and was nominated for FORBES NEXT 1000, a list of American self-funded entrepreneurs who continue to strive during the challenging times of COVID.

In 2022, Running Wild, LLC far exceeded its sales numbers compared to previous years and nearly doubled gross revenue. The company looks forward to implementing even more amazing stories and bringing them forward to eager fans.

In conclusion, Lisa Kastner’s entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. Her passion for great storytelling and empowering underrepresented voices is admirable and inspiring. Running Wild, LLC’s success is proof that listening to your customers and providing what they crave is the key to success. .


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