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Dick’s Sporting Goods -

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Deep River Snacks -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

7-Eleven -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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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 -

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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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ActionCOACH

By the time Brad Sugars got his bachelors degree, he had worked in 27 different jobs and helped many of his employers increase their profit.

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Fold n Play

Mike Syzmczak and Jason Lucash loved their music. But these guys got real tired of sticking ear buds in their heads. They wanted speakers that were light and packable. Brainstorming together they came up with origami – the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. They created a set of cube speakers that folded flat and were made from recycled pizza boxes and other materials.

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Skullcandy

Thanks to a snow boarder, music lovers and cell phone users have identical headphones. The solid gold story of Skull Candy.

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Scott Paper Towels

This product was a mistake for its maker, but not its user. Learn how Scott Paper capitalized on a supplier’s mistake, and invented the Paper Towel.

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Instagram

A last minute change of heart paid off big for these entrepreneurs — one billion dollars big! Hear the story of Instagram.

Why Didn't I Think of That?! Cafe Barcomi Brought New York Style Cheesecake to Berlin, Germany

Café Barcomi

Cynthia Barcomi went to Berlin as a professional dancer. But in the mid 90s she wanted to change direction and pursue her passion for baking. She thought there just might be a niche in Germany for her home-country baked goods.

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College Hunks Hauling Junk

These students turned a summer job with a funny name into a $10 million dollar empire. Hear the story of College Hunks Hauling Junk.

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Sky Zone

In 2002, Rick Platt bought a patent for a giant trampoline, but wasn’t sure what to do with it. The answer came in the form of neighborhood kids coming over and asking if they could play on it.

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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.