A wise man once said...If you've got a bucket of tools, you can make a living.  3 years ago our guest, Matt Ramsey, took his bucket of tools and launched his concrete company...Ram Development.  The wise man was Matt's father, who himself was a concrete contractor.  Unfortunately Matt's father passed away last year.  But thanks to Matt his legacy and his bucket of tools lives on!

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What do dog food, exploiding duck heads, loose stools, sales management and lawn ornaments made of cow manure all have in common?  They are all things my cousin talked about on this episode of American Dreamers.  Dave Dourson, owner of Kinetic Performance Dog Food talks about how he and his partner turned an idea into a successful business.  I also picked his brain about his sales managment background...and found out that if you don't know your customer, you might end up with 83,000 headless ducks!  

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Many of us made at least one clay vase/bowl/pot/ashtray in our early life. But only a few of us were so inspired by our efforts, that we made it our life's work.  Such is the case for well over 100 crafters, artists and makers who's work will be on display this Saturday at Crafty Supermarket, held this year at the University of Cincinnati Recreation Center.  My guest on the show is Grace Dobush, co-organizer of the event.  We'll talk about the logistics of putting on such an event, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.  

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November 7, 2016

Rodger Roeser - Eisen Agency

Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.  John D Rockefeller said this, many years ago.  My guest would probably agree.  He is Rodger Roeser, CEO of The Eisen Agency.  He said a lot of right things about public relations, marketing, politics, baseball and rock and roll.  I'm just letting you know about it.  

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You've got brains in your head, you've got feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  Dr. Seuss was correct.  But what if you choose the wrong direction?  Alan Lindeman, of Maximizing Results, LLC is our guest.  His company works with business owners and individuals that are ready to "take the walk" but may not see the most efficient path. 

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October 23, 2016

Mark Dare of I-MKTG.com

When it comes to websites, less is more.  Gone are the days of jam packing your website with as many key words as you possibly can.  If you didn't know that, then you are behind the times.  No worries, you're in good company...with me!  Mark Dare, of I-MKTG.com joins me to talk about websites, google ads...and why I should probably hire a professional to update my website.  

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October 23, 2016

Wiebold Studio

You break, you buy it.  And then you take it Wiebold Studio...especially if it's porcelain, ceramic crystal or glass.  For over 70 years Wiebold Studios has been restoring and conserving priceless pieces of art and collectables in Terrace Park.  Andrew Weibold, 3rd generation owner is our guest.  Tom Moore of Formidable Asset Management Co-hosts.  

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October 4, 2016

LumAware / MN8 and Foxfire

Cash is King. But explosive growth can stop a monarchy in its tracks. Firefighter, inventor and entrepreneur Zachary Green identified a need and invented a product that has launched his company MN8 and Foxfire. Cathleen Snyder joins as co-host with some perspective on how poor hiring decisions and procedures can also strangle the growth of a company. Tune in.

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July 31, 2016

Oxford Physical Therapy

You don't need a doctor's referral to see a physical therapist. That's the law. So walk into any of the 14 Oxford Physical Therapy locations and get some expert medical opinions - for free. That's only one of the things you can learn from this interview with Pete Zulia one of the co-founders of Oxford Physical Therapy. He also shares with us the process and philosophy that has taken their practice from one office in 1992 to 14 locations in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Cathleen Snyder from Strategic HR Inc. co-hosts and spotlights some HR issues you should know about. Tune in.

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Success is hard won and Mike Muth knows something about that.  An ex-military entrepreneur, Mike and his family own and run McCabe's Granola. The family started the company in 2011 - tune in to find out how they are now in 1000 retail stores in 6 years. Tom Moore of Formidable Asset Management joins us for unique perspective on the viral game Pokemon Go!  

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