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Starting a business from scratch is an adventure.

In the episodes below we dig deep into the systems, secrets, and stories of remarkable people who dropped everything to start a healthy profitable business.

Mar 22, 2019

Chuck Surack founded Sweetwater Sound in his VW Bus. Now he's closing in on a billion dollars annual revenue.

Topics discussed include:

  • Resources (5:00)
  • Getting started in a VW Bus (12:30)
  • Old tech vs new tech (16:00)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of audio tech (18:45)
  • How the Kurzweil K250 changed everything (20:00)

Mar 8, 2019

Dhar Mann grew LiveGlam from a small business to a booming multimillion dollar success through influencer marketing.


  • Resources (5:30)
  • Origins (8:45)
  • Growth (15:00)
  • Dhar’s mantra (19:50)
  • Which ideas to pursue (21:00)
  • Learning from failure (24:30)
  • Influencer marketing (32:45)
  • Influencer...

Feb 20, 2019

Pat East, founder of Hanapin Marketing and director of The Dimension Mill, knows the five things it takes to create a healthy profitable business.

Do you?

Hit play to find out.


Feb 6, 2019

You’ve been warned since you were small not to play with glass. It’s sharp, it’s fragile, and you’ll get hurt if it breaks. Abby Gitlitz, founder of The Bloomington Creative Glass Center (BCGC), agrees. You’ll get hurt if it breaks, and you can count on it breaking if you blow glass. You’ll get burnt too....

Jan 23, 2019

Medical conversations are usually one of two things: confusing, bad news (or both). Join me and Pete Yonkman as we talk medical equipment shop in a way you, your five year old, or your great grandmother would understand. Learn how medical devices changed the face of healthcare forever, how Bill and Gayle Cook went on...