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A “Go-with-Your-Gut” Entrepreneur

Episode 477 | Broadcast: July 26, 2014

Brooks Bassler grew up around great Cajun food, so he knew his restaurant concept was a good one. It just took a lot of hard work to make it go. Russ interviews a successful entrepreneur who doesn’t take anything for granted. In our vignettes, Leisa chats with Annette Monks, Carlton Staffing and Carltech Staffing; PKF Texas’ Jen Lemanski visits with Ryan Istre; and Robin interviews Ralph Vasami, Universal Weather and Aviation.

School of Business

School of Business 7/26/2014

Russ & John are back with some pretty powerful surface knowledge about a lot of stuff. This show is just a doozy! Includes This Week in Business History, the Jargon Challenge Round and Dumb Moments.

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Brooks Bassler - BB’s Café

After graduating from the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston, Brooks Bassler perfected his Tex-Orleans menu concept. Today, his FOUR restaurant locations are doing well and Brooks has no intention of slowing down.

BusinessMakers Thought Leaders

Brandonomics from Savage - Ralph Vasami

Are your employees living the brand? They should be! Robin Tooms asks Ralph Vasami, president and CEO of Universal Weather and Aviation.

Women Mean Business - Annette Monks

Do little girls dream of growing up to be recruiters? Well, maybe. Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Annette Monks, president of Carlton Staffing and Carltech Engineering and Technical.

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Ryan Istre

Guest host Jen Lemanski and PKF audit director Ryan Istre discuss how company culture can shape a person’s career. Plus Jen asks why clients and potential employees are drawn to PKF Texas.

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Brooks Bassler

After graduating from the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston, he perfected his Tex-Orleans menu concept. Years of hard work later, his FOUR restaurant locations are doing well and Brooks has no intention of slowing down.

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Jeff Friedman

Baby Boomers—wanted to do more to honor their loved ones than the standard funeral in a dark and gloomy funeral home. The consumer had changed but the industry had not. He wanted to focus more on the experience of the celebration than the location of the chapel.

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