March 2, 2015

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Dick’s Sporting Goods -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Smule -

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ernest Holmes Towing -

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Deep River Snacks -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

7-Eleven -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Weed Eater -

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fleurville -

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Green Screen Animals -

Thursday, January 1, 2015

CLYNK -

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Birds Eye Frozen Foods -

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Izze Beverage Co. -

Monday, December 8, 2014

Izze Beverage Company -

Thursday, December 4, 2014

CuteTools -

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NCR Cash Registers -

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

David Barton Gym -

Monday, December 1, 2014

Give and Take Tees -

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dogtopia -

Monday, December 1, 2014

Unclaimed Baggage -

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Paperless Post -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Big Feet PJs -

Monday, October 6, 2014

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    Dick’s Sporting Goods

    His boss called him a “stupid kid.” And with money from his grandma’s cookie jar, he proved him wrong! Learn how an 18-year old turned a $300 gift into a national retail empire. The story of Dicks Sporting Goods.

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    Smule

    At the suggestion of his friend Jeff Smith, Ge Wang, an assistant professor of computer music at Stanford University, created a musical application for Apple’s i-Phone. And it made him a millionaire.

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    Ernest Holmes Towing

    One day, when business school executive John Wiley and his son were driving near Chattanooga TN, their Model T Ford veered to the right, crashed down an embankment and flipped upside down in a creek. They called auto mechanic Ernest Holmes for help.

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    Deep River Snacks

    He’s revolutionizing the snack world with healthy potato chips that are all natural, gluten free, kosher … and …. taste great. Hear the flavor-filled story of Deep River Snacks.

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    7-Eleven

    Ice wasn’t enough – he wanted to sell more. Learn how an innovative employee inspired a Texas ice company to invent the modern convenience store. Hear how 7Eleven went from 8 stores in Dallas to 40,000 around the world.


Radio Stories

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Johnson Controls

In 1880, Professor Warren Johnson taught science and math in Whitewater, Wisconsin. In the winter, he hated having his classes constantly interrupted by the janitor who was always doing temperature checks so he could adjust the dampers in the basement. The disruption inspired him to create a bimetal electric thermostat that would signal to the janitor which dampers to open and close in the basement.

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Spanx

Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party, put on some white pants, and didn’t have the shapely smooth lines she wanted. Rather than switch to black – she grabbed control top pantyhose and cut off the feet. She loved it, and knew others would too.

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Fatheadz

Rico Elmore needed a pair of sunglasses while on his honeymoon. At six foot-three and 300 pounds, he had trouble finding glasses. He tried hundreds, but none fit his head. After he left the last store, he vowed to start a new eyewear business exclusively for fat heads.

WD-40

WD-40

In 1953, Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, set out to create a substance that would repel water and prevent corrosion in rockets. On their 40th attempt, they created what they’d been looking for: Water Displacer – 40th attempt — now known as WD 40.

Ugly Dolls

Ugly Dolls

They turned a love-letter cartoon … into a one-hundred million dollar business! Learn how two artists are making a fortune with Ugly Dolls.

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Life Is Good

They lived in a van and sold T-shirts with “feel-good” messages. Today they’re still selling T-shirts – but now they’re making millions. Learn about the brothers behind “Life Is Good” clothing.

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LittleMissMatched

Began with a joke by Arielle Eckstut, Jason Dorf and Jonah Straw: The fashion world is so crazy, the next big thing will be mis-matched socks.

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Symbiotechs USA

When this 18 year old lost a leg – he built a new one. Today, his high impact prosthetics help disabled athletes stay active. It’s the story of Symbiotechs USA.

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dicks

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Feb 26, 2015

His boss called him a “stupid kid.” And with money from his grandma’s cookie jar, he proved him wrong! Learn how an 18-year old turned a $300 gift into a national retail empire. The story of Dicks Sporting Goods.

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Deep River Snacks

Jan 29, 2015

He’s revolutionizing the snack world with healthy potato chips that are all natural, gluten free, kosher … and …. taste great. Hear the flavor-filled story of Deep River Snacks.

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7-Eleven

Jan 28, 2015

Ice wasn’t enough – he wanted to sell more. Learn how an innovative employee inspired a Texas ice company to invent the modern convenience store. Hear how 7Eleven went from 8 stores in Dallas to 40,000 around the world.