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How To Start a Design Build Remodel Company

How To Start a Design Build Remodel Company

Abe Degnan – Degan Design Build Remodel Generally speaking, contractors are often good at construction and terrible at most other facets of business.  This goes especially for communication.  Abe Degnan, owner of Degnan Design Build Remodel in Madison, Wisconsin, has taken a different approach.  Abe has gone out of his way to place a better ...
How To Start a Dog Daycare and Boarding Facility

How To Start a Dog Daycare and Boarding Facility

Greg Altman – Lucky Dog Daycare Just about everybody loves dogs.  But if you really, truly want to see a true dog-lover, meet Greg.  Greg owns Lucky Dog Daycare, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin in Sun Prairie.  He has expanded his business to have acres of room outside for the lucky dogs to play in, ...
How To Start a Successful Business Coaching Company

How To Start a Successful Business Coaching Company

Allison Dunn – Deliberate Directions Suppose you move across the country and decide to use the skillset you have acquired from years of working in all manner of businesses to start an executive and business coaching company.  You know no one locally, so you really have to press hard to get your business off the ...
How Do You Fix a Failing Hotel

How Do You Fix a Failing Hotel

Jason Salus- The Hotel Fixer You cannot help but smile when you are around Jason Salus.  That is because he smiles bigger than anyone else and he is kicking serious butt wherever he lands.  Jason is known in the hotel management circles as The Hotel Fixer.  His goal at every stop is to tweak as ...
How to Run a Successful Band and Have a Day Job

How to Run a Successful Band and Have a Day Job

Andrew Gonzalez – Cherry Pie, the band Entertain the people.  As a band member, that is your job.  But the business side of being in a band is tough.  Plus you have a bunch of different personalities that need to get along so the band can move along.  Andrew tells us his secrets to success ...
How to Make Dreams Come True – Through Home Mortgages

How to Make Dreams Come True – Through Home Mortgages

Bill Quigley – Amerifirst Home Mortgage Madison Buying a house should be fun.  But there is a lot of money, a lot of paperwork and a lot that can go wrong to prevent you from getting the home of your dreams.  That is where Bill Quigley comes in.  Bill explains in this business podcast some ...
The Art of Healing in Business

The Art of Healing in Business

Chandon Williams – Isthmus Wellness When you save a company in order to keep your fellow employees working in a place they love, you are bold.  When you do so and keep a cool and calm demeanor because you work in a business that requires it, that makes you versatile.  Chandon has done both and ...
How to Run an Awesome Business – Whiteboard Videos

How to Run an Awesome Business – Whiteboard Videos

Jim Herkert – Truscribe When your son-in-law shows some illustration skills, what do you do?  In Jim’s case, you start a business that blossoms to become a whiteboard marketing video powerhouse and evolve it into a software company.  You make a name for yourself by doing videos for some famous people and you always make ...
How to Write Your First Book

How to Write Your First Book

Bob Brust – Author of Human Understanding Once you reach a certain age you look back and think of all that you have learned.  What would happen if you were to take all of that knowledge and write it all down, publish as a book and sell it as a way for people to learn ...
How to Start a Brewery

How to Start a Brewery

Pio Piotrowski – Delta Beer Lab Innovative is the only way to describe the work that is happening at Delta Beer Lab.  From the simple naming convention of beers as they literally are (EG: IPA #2), instead of some odd creative name to the bartenders working for a living wage and not accepting tips, this ...
How to Run a Hair Salon

How to Run a Hair Salon

Niki Konkel – Hairadise Salon For the love of the job.  That is what brought Niki into the world of owning a salon.  A salon that has grown and expanded over the years.  Niki still takes care of some clients because she loves the camaraderie and conversation of her clients.  She also has a great ...
Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs with Bunker Labs

Helping Veterans Become Entrepreneurs with Bunker Labs

Kyle Arneson – Bunker Labs Madison Kyle Arneson is a marine veteran that realized a problem existed.  Veterans coming back from active duty were not starting businesses, at least not many of them were.  This is compared to the national average of entrepreneurs.  Working with other veterans, Kyle has established Bunker Labs in Madison, Wisconsin, ...
How to Fight Fire With Business

How to Fight Fire With Business

Jon Helt – MaskHaze Jon is a firefighter.  He has figured out ways to make training for firefighters safer, easier, less expensive and more practical.  He has done this through two major products, MaskHaze and SRTmaze.  With these products he has taken a problem every fire department has and created something that can be put ...
How to Love What You Do

How to Love What You Do

Ruth Rohlich – City of Madison Office of Business Resources If you have ever had your business make you think of just taking a moment to cry, Ruth has a story for you.  Luckily, Ruth is all smiles now.  Ruth now helps small businesses navigate the maze of working with local government.  Before she had ...
How to Start and Run a Senior Care Business

How to Start and Run a Senior Care Business

Jeff Tews – Brightstar Senior Living, Brightstar Care What do you do when you find yourself downsized?  One option is to start your own business.  Another is to buy a franchise and build it to be something great.  Jeff Tews took this path and has been building and improving his Brightstar Care and Senior Living ...
How to Start a Home Remodeling Business

How to Start a Home Remodeling Business

Tony Trapp – Tony Trapp Remodeling Suppose you were an engineer and ended up doing some small repair jobs for some friends houses.  Then let’s say those jobs become bigger and more plentiful.  What would happen if on top of these jobs with your skills, you also cared about the customer experience?  Add all of ...
How to Improve Your Health, Wealth and Relationships

How to Improve Your Health, Wealth and Relationships

Nicholas Bayerle – The Billion Dollar Body What happens when you find yourself as a young man, overweight and filled with no real hope?  You turn your life around and make something happen.  You find your dream woman and create your dream plan for the future.  Then you start a business and create a brand ...
How to Write the Book You Always Wanted

How to Write the Book You Always Wanted

Jennifer Rock & Michael Voss – Operation Clusterpuck A B.S. Incorporated Novel When you work as a communications professional in a corporate office for many years, you pick up on a few things.  You laugh about them, toast to them and maybe even cry a bit about them.  Then if you are really smart and ...
How to Start a Barter Business

How to Start a Barter Business

Mary Jo – Badger Barter How do you take a great idea, get it launched and continue to grow it?  You hit the pavement and hustle every single day until you make your vision a reality.  That is exactly what Mary Jo did with her business, Badger Barter.  By working with the margins that all ...
The Business of Pictures in a Digital Age

The Business of Pictures in a Digital Age

Laurel – Parabo Press We live in a world full of pictures.  Wouldn’t it be great to put this memorable images on some cool stuff?  Laurel takes us through the story of Parabo Press, a company that does just that.  Listen as she details just what it takes to go beyond having thousands of images ...
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