December 20, 2014

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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

Goodwill Industries -

Monday, October 6, 2014

Freeline Skates -

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Costco -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Manpower -

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lulu’s Dessert -

Monday, September 8, 2014

Liquid Sculpture -

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Otis Elevators -

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DODOcase -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Levi Strauss -

Monday, September 1, 2014

Spotlight: Skullcandy -

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Izze Beverage Co.

    Entrepreneur Spotlight: Izze Beverage Co.

    Todd Woloson and Greg Stroh started making European-style beverages with juice and sparkling water to raise money for worthy causes. When sales took off they founded a business. Today, Izze has nationwide distribution in Safeway, Starbucks and Whole Food Stores with sales exceeding $15 million.

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    CuteTools

    Lisa Knoppe Reed sat at her kitchen table and painted whimsical scenes and colorful flowers on household gadgets and tools. Wanting to make a difference in lives of others, she sold the tools and donated a percentage of all profit to charities. While visiting a school, she saw how excited special needs kids got when helping to create Cute Tools.

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    David Barton Gym

    Decided to forgo graduate school to pursue his passion for personal training, with gyms that were not stuck in a time warp.

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    Dogtopia

    Amy Nichols was in her late 20s when she had a dilemma. She was a hard working woman with a dog who was alone too much of the day. She thought many of her fellow commuters had the same problem.

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    Unclaimed Baggage

    This entrepreneur helps airlines un-LOAD un-claimed baggage — and makes millions doing it! Hear the story of Unclaimed Baggage.


Radio Stories

Paperless Post Electronic Cards and Invitations

Paperless Post

They make $10 million a year with virtual products that behave like the real thing. Learn how two siblings struck it rich with digital invitations. The story of Paperless Post.

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Guitar Emporium

Musician Neil Young inspired this teenager. Learn how teenage chutzpah helped turn this one-boy business into a $3 million empire.

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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.

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Tumblr

When Yahoo bought this website it asked the founder to stay on. Now he’s a CEO – AND a billionaire — at age 27. Not bad for a high school dropout. The story of Tumblr.

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FitDeck

A 1990s card game Phil Black and his college roommates played to make exercise interesting.

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Magic 8 Ball

It’s not every inventor that has a professional psychic for a mother. Believe it or not, that was the inspiration for the classic fortune-telling toy … Magic 8 Ball.

Burt's Bees

Burt’s Bees

Roxanne Quimby met Burt Shavitz at a flea market where he was selling honey out of his pick up truck. She volunteered to help him store the beeswax. A book of 19th century recipes for homemade personal care products led to two putting beeswax into lip balm.

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Nike

You can thank a waffle iron for modern running shoes. Learn how a pancake breakfast inspired the Nike sole that revolutionized athletic shoes.

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Unclaimed Baggage

Oct 25, 2014

This entrepreneur helps airlines un-LOAD un-claimed baggage — and makes millions doing it! Hear the story of Unclaimed Baggage.

Paperless Post Electronic Cards and Invitations

Paperless Post

Oct 20, 2014

They make $10 million a year with virtual products that behave like the real thing. Learn how two siblings struck it rich with digital invitations. The story of Paperless Post.

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Goodwill Industries

Oct 6, 2014

When his poor worshipers refused charity, this entrepreneurial pastor invented a way to give them jobs – a non-profit organization whose business model pays for itself: Goodwill Industries.