October 23, 2014

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    Big Feet PJs

    Valerie Johnson remembered her childhood and feeling cozy and great in her fleece and flannel footie pajamas. She wondered, \”Why shouldn’t adults experience that same wonderful creature comfort?

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    Goodwill Industries

    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.

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    Freeline Skates

    Their invention turned skating into an extreme sport. Two guys who pursued their passion to $5 million in sales. It’s the story of Freeline Skates.

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    Costco

    During a 1983 trip to France, lawyer Jeff Brotman saw ‘hypermarkets,’ a combination of discount supermarkets and department stores. Why not build a store where small business people could pick up everything at one location: office supplies, electronics, and food?

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    Lulu’s Dessert

    You probably think a big company came up with ready-to-eat gelatin. Well think again. Coming up, a lulu of an idea!


Radio Stories

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Snorg Tees

When Matt and Bryan Walls’s humor website “Snorg” failed, the venture left them with a lot of funny ideas from various brainstorming sessions. Rather than letting them go to waste, they put them on t-shirts and launched Snorgtees.com.

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Fetch! Pet Care

When software company owner Paul Mann looked for doggie care at home, he didn’t have much luck finding dependable, qualified dog-sitting service. He made a business plan, bought a bunch of leashes, and launched Fetch! Pet Care.

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Soy Basics

Take one of your state’s top crops, stick a wick in it, and set it on fire. Learn how two inventors put a new spin on one of world’s oldest technologies — candles.

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Toastmaster

We’ve all gotten fed up with something a cafeteria did. But few of us did anything about it. This man did. He invented the pop up toaster.

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Pet Airways

Their dog didn’t travel well in airline baggage compartments. So this couple launched a brand new airline – for animals only! Learn the story of Pet Airlines.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics

When Scott-Vincent Borda and Joey Shamah learned that high income consumers shopped at dollar stores, they went to work on a new product line, tapping Borda’s beauty industry background.

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SparkFun

When this college student couldn’t afford an electronic component, he launched a million dollar business — by accident. Hear the electrifying story of SparkFun.

Build-a-Bear Workshop: Where Best Friends Are Made

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Maxine Clark went shopping with a 10 year old girl named Katie who wanted a stuffed toy, but couldn’t find one that suited her. So Katie suggested that she and Clark make their own. It was Clark’s moment of Inspiration.

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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.

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Costco

Sep 29, 2014

During a 1983 trip to France, lawyer Jeff Brotman saw ‘hypermarkets,’ a combination of discount supermarkets and department stores. Why not build a store where small business people could pick up everything at one location: office supplies, electronics, and food?

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Manpower

Sep 21, 2014

When a law firm whose secretary was ill barely got a legal brief to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in time — its partners got an idea. Why not create a side business offering companies temporary employees?