Building a company relies on great planning, one piece of that planning should include having an exit strategy. Build it right and your exit is smooth and successful. Tune in to Jason Redwine, our co-host and Michael Brady, President and CEO of LanRM.
What does Melanie Cedargren and the Italian Mafia have in common? Yup, olive oil. But in Melanie's case it's legitimate and pure oil. Surprised? Tune in and get the real truth about olive oil and opening up another retail store.
Rebecca Denney and Sharan Grisson are dishing up health and people are loving it. Paleolicious is a perfect example of a small business with Passion and Purpose. Both founders went thru the Mortar who's proving once again to be turning bricks to gold. (You can also listen to the Mortar interview - in the archived shows.) Tune in and find out all about this new caterer and Mortar graduate Paleolicious.
Small business is the backbone of the US economy. Kinda corny, but true. Small business revitalizes neighborhoods by creating a variety of economic footholds in one region. Depending on one company or even one focused industry (think Detroit) can be devastating for thousands of families and sometimes for generations. The Hamilton area was one of those cities that enjoyed a prosperous past from the paper industry but when that goliath company went down so did the city. The Hamilton Mill in conjunction with the city of Hamilton has a new plan and it's already working to revitalize Hamilton in a new direction. They join us with one of their veteran entrepreneurs, Austin Clei, CEO of Glance Software.
There are many perceptions of our men and women in the military forces, some fair and some unfair. And the unfair ones can pose real challenges for veterans looking for jobs or to make an economic contribution in their civilian life. Peter Gudmundsson, a former Marine and President of Recruit Military is bringing awareness to employers and franchisors of the advantages that veterans can bring. Recruit Military is a unique model serving a community that is built on service. Cathleen Snyder from Strategic HR Inc. co-hosts. Click this link for a video testimonial from a veteran. Click here for Entrepreneur article with additional funding options for veterans.