October 2, 2014

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Monday, March 17, 2014

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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!

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    Liquid Sculpture

    This software engineer traded bits & bytes to become a high-speed water photographer. Today his Liquid Sculpture clients include Coca-Cola and the Discovery Channel.

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    DODOcase

    He gave e-readers the look & feel of an old fashioned book — and book lovers are eating it up. Hear the story behind the DODO case.


Radio Stories

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Angie’s List

When handy men failed to show up for repairs, he got even — launching a website to recommend home improvement companies. Learn the multi-million dollar story of Angie’s List.

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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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Edible Arrangements

Florist Tariq Farid thought it would be original to blend two gift concepts: fruit boxes and flower bouquets.

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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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Stephanie’s Cookies

She put a career on hold to care for sick family. Then launched a Fortune 500 business from its kitchen. Hear why corporations line up to buy Stephanie’s Cookies.

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Totsy.com

He’s not a dad, he’s just the father of a website for Moms & Kids. Hear how Totsy.com uses flash sales & social media to help young mothers shop.

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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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Clinic In A Can

When disaster strikes, this charity sends a ”clinic in a can.” Learn how a Kansas volunteers transform industrial shipping containers into mobile medical clinics – that save lives! Hear the story of “Clinic in a Can”

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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?

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Lulu’s Dessert

Sep 8, 2014

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