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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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Etsy

This painter, carpenter and photographer built a website to help artists – like him — sell homemade crafts online. Today Etsy-dot-com, has sales of $221 million. Hear the story of Etsy.com.

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Contently

Newspapers aren’t dead yet. But the freelance writer almost is. Here’s how three entrepreneurs hope to save an endangered species: the writer. When Joe Coleman went looking for talented writers to work on content for his internet start- up company, he had a heck of a hard time. He looked and looked. For four months he looked. Finally, he approached friend and freelance journalist Shane Snow. At the time, Snow was working on some entrepreneurial ventures with programmer friend Dave Goldberg. The trio discussed the problem of professional writers within the industry and saw an opportunity present itself. Why not,they…

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Limos.com

Who knew limousine service needed upgrading? Hear how online technology is shaking up the town car industry. The story of Limos.com.

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Foursquare

When his friends were laid off, he invented a way to track them down. Hear what inspired Four Square, the location-based social networking phenomenon.

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Bezos Expeditions

This entrepreneur is using his fortune to recover American heritage from the ocean floor. Learn how Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos brought Apollo rocket engines out of the Atlantic.

The Incorruptible Cashier

NCR Cash Registers

To prevent his bartenders from pilfering his cash box, saloon keeper James Ritty invented the world’s first “cash register.” His inspiration came from a sea cruise to Europe as he watched a device record the ship’s daily propeller speeds for the captain.

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iRobot

Falling in love with R2-D2 changed her life. Learn how Star Wars inspired a stellar engineering career – that’s bringing robots to everyday life. The story of iRobot.

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iContact

In 2002, Ryan Allis and Aaron Houghton were students at the University of North Carolina. Allis specialized in web-marketing consulting, while Houghton did web design and software development. Aaron had just created a software tool for managing email-marketing lists. Ryan tried it and thought it had a lot of potential in his world of web marketing. They decided to combine their talents and make something totally new. The result was iContact.

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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?