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Araceli Esparza

The Challenges of Being a Minority in Business -Part I

Araceli Esparza - Wisconsin Mujer These are challenging times for any business owner.  As we recover from a global pandemic, our next major issue delves much deeper than any virus could.  There is no magic pill to be swallowed to cure us of racism. In the case of my guest, Araceli Esparza, she feels drawn… ...
Ben Larson of Unleashed Dog Daycare

How to Buy and Run a Dog Daycare Business

Ben Larson - Unleashed Dog Daycare The dog daycare business can be super rewarding, a lot of fun and a lot of work. When I first met Ben, years ago, he was selling financial services.  When I saw that he was now the owner of a dog daycare facility, I had to get the story. … ...
GYLD cofounder Kyle Shelton

GYLD – the Construction Industry’s Best Friend

Kyle Shelton - GYLD The construction industry as a whole is pretty bad at communication.  This problem is not exclusive to homeowners trying to get a project done.  Even the contractors and sub-contractors are notoriously bad at communication.  This makes projects loom well after deadlines, creates customer service nightmares and overall gives the industry a… ...
Jeff Redondo of Invictus Advisors

How to Be a Financially Secure Business Owner

Jeff Redondo - Invictus Advisors Money comes in and money goes out.  Do you know the pattern with your business, beyond that? Many business owners find that they are good at their thing.  That thing may be doing electrical work, painting a room, creating a widget or selling cars.  Often, the financial side of things… ...
Mark McNally of The Ashford Group

How to Sell a Business

Mark McNally - The Ashford Group Business owners do not stay business owners forever.  At least, not with the same business.  Many businesses just close up shop, but the ideal situation is with the entrepreneur selling their business to a different owner.  This allows the entrepreneur to get a payback for all of that hard… ...
Ellen Barnard of A Woman’s Touch Sexuality Resource Center

How to Start and Run a Women’s Sexuality Resource Store

Ellen Barnard - A Woman’s Touch Sexuality Resource Center I came across Ellen from a social media post that explained a bit about the issues that can plague a retail business during a pandemic that makes retail sales from a brick and mortar shop almost criminal.  What intrigued me most was, of course, the company… ...
Shirley Gutkowski of Primal Aire in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

How to Use Your Breath to Be a Success

Shirley Gutkowski - Primal Aire We use our mouths everyday.  We bite, chew and sometimes we even breathe through it.  Did you know that the mouth and nose are hugely important to our health and well-being?  Of course you did. But did you know that many of us breathe and often chew incorrectly?  We may… ...
Matt Cuplin of Midwest Financial Group in Madison Wisconsin

How to Be a Successful Financial Planner

Matt Cuplin - Midwest Financial Group Financial planning can be a tough game.  As a planner, you want to get your clients the best products to allow their money to work for them.  As the master of your own destiny, you want to make sure you have the best products to offer your clients.  Add… ...
Dena Carreyn, the resilience expert.

How to Rise Above Your Setbacks

Dena Carreyn We all have burdens, challenges and setbacks.  Every single one of us.  But sometimes you meet people that have been challenged a bit more than typical.  Sometimes those people fall down and never get up.  Dena Carreyn is one of those impressive few that get up stronger and more resilient than before they… ...
Victoria Lioznyansky of Brilliant Speakers Academy

How to Learn to Present as an Introvert?

Victoria Lioznyansky - Brilliant Speakers Academy Introverts can have a rough time in business.  They may be smart and able to work alone or with a few colleagues, but as they move up the ladder, they may be asked to be more outgoing.  This may take shape in the form of a group meeting, a… ...
John Fenley the new owner of Murfie.

What Ever Happened to Murfie?

John Fenley - Murfie Here's the thing about good business ideas that get investors, sometimes they tank.  Started around 2012, Murfie was designed to give subscribers access to their physical music collection anywhere on any device.  In addition to that, they would store your CD collection and allow you to buy and sell other CDs.… ...
Monarch Media Designs Courtney Dane in Madison WI

How to Start a Vinyl Vehicle Wrap Business

Courtney - Monarch Media Designs The cost of advertising can get pretty crazy.  If you have a vehicle that is on the road often, it makes sense to transform it into a rolling billboard.  Every driver you pass will see your message on your vehicle.  That is a good thing. Courtney Dane started doing design… ...
Private jet costs.

The Cost of Private Jet Ownership

Scott - Private Jet Pilot Every time I wait in line at the airport, I dream of owning a private jet.  After talking with my buddy Scott, the private pilot, I have a new appreciation for the cost of operating a private jet, the environmental ramifications of flying a private jet and all of the… ...
Jenna Atkinson of the P5 Women's Summit in Madison, Wisconsin

How to Become a Powerful Woman in Business

Jenna Atkinson - P5 Women's Summit Jenna Atkinson is a woman of action, pure and simple.  She has put together a women's summit that goes well beyond just a bunch of people gathering to listen to some average presenters.  She has taken the bold move of getting some powerhouse female speakers to uplift, move, motivate… ...
Handy Appliance owner Ron Reichers

How to Start a Business and Build It to Last

Ronald Riechers - Handy Appliance Ronald Reichers has a interesting business.  Interesting in the fact that it has been around for decades, survived a few moves and will ultimatley be needed by just about everyone in his community at one time or another.  Also, the appliance repair business is seeing some changes as appliances become… ...
Vidal Espinosa - Invictus Advisors

How to Crunch Your Numbers in Business

Vidal Espinosa - Invictus Advisors Everyone is broke, they just don't know it yet.  That is a bold statement by a bold accountant, Vidal Espinosa.  You see, Vidal is the number cruncher that many business owners need. He is the guy that can look at your P & L and tell you what is going… ...
Jennifer Philips of WESLI in Madison WI

The Business of Language Learning

Jennifer Philips - Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI) When I first met Jennifer I was curious to learn more about WESLI and how they are teaching English to students from around the world.  After talking with her about all that WESLI offers, I was really amazed at the financial benefit WESLI brings to this community. Then… ...
Joanna at Sunshine Place in Sun Prairie WI

How to Make the World a Better Place

Joanna Cerbantes - Sunshine Place Every once in a while I meet someone that is doing something so powerful and yet so seemingly unknown that I am amazed.  Joanna at Sunshine Place is doing just that. Flying just under the radar, Sunshine Place is helping kids and families in need through many programs.  In addition,… ...
Brew master Martin from Right Bauer Brewing in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

How to Start a Micro Brewery

Martin McNally- Right Bauer Brewing So here in Wisconsin, we love a few things almost universally.  Beer is one of those things.  This is a place, much like many other places, that has exploded with micro-breweries. But every beer at each of these breweries is a little different.  How they sell their beer, what the… ...
Tom Robillard, creator of the Shelf by Vehroot

The Story of Vehroot – For All of Us With Cell Phones in Cars

Tom Robillard - Vehroot You know how in most cars, you get in and unload whatever you have on you.  Water bottle, maybe some keys and, of course, your cell phone.  Cupholders have become phone holders.  Now as you drive you want to use this fancy technology packed into your phone, but even when your… ...
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