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Can you run a retail operation completely off the grid? Dan Bretch has composting toilets, collects rainwater, generates his own power and, yes, lives completely off the grid. He has a greenhouse, a butterfly garden and an art gallery. And he also runs the non-general General Store; it’s off the power grid too. Russ interviews Dan Bretch, a “sustainable” man who does it all.
Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews second-generation BusinessMaker Kathie Edwards, president & CEO of Westpark Communications. Kathie shares advice for young aspiring entrepreneurs.
We have broadcast more than 350 episodes of the Entrepreneur’s Playbook. Russ talks behind-the-scenes with PKF’s Greg Price.
We revisit three of our all-time favorite interviews. George Zimmer, the Chuck Norris of men’s apparel; Dan Bretch, founder of the off-the-grid Industrial Country Market; and the founder of DEFINE Body & Mind, former competitive diver Henry Richardson. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Kathie Edwards of Westpark Communications; Robin shares marketing tips from the pro’s; and Russ chats with Greg Price.
Russ and Leisa present the show that champions the make-it-happen entrepreneurs, and that includes Women [who] Mean Business. (Ha! See what we did there?) We love the creativity of innovation and we’ve got some serious innovation happening here. Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—a techno observation from Wall Street technology analyst Esther Dyson; This Week in Business History includes the innovation of dry cleaning, the first radio transmission, and Roger Staubach’s creation of the Hail Mary pass; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know.
Former commodities trader Ben Lipson has taken Fantasy Sports to the next level. Lipson has created a marketplace, a virtual stock exchange using virtual money, for predicting game performance of players and outcome of events. Don’t like your Texans? Sell them and pick up the Patriots! Like an economic stock exchange, one can often predict results by participant (investor) behavior as odds change in real time during the game. There is a competitive aspect to the site, with actual prize money for various games. And wait until you hear Lipson’s advertising model.
It’s exciting times at Microsoft. Windows 8 offers a new user interface, has touch screen capabilities and serves as Microsoft’s debut in the computer hardware sales category. Other applications, such as Office 2013, are being released as well. Russ interviews Henry Goodrow, global technology specialist for Microsoft. Goodrow demos features, tips and shortcuts of the new system.
It has been a great year full of great marketing advice. This week Robin Tooms reviews a couple of great moments from Lisa Gordon Yunus, Director of Brand at Waste Management and Mark Rudkin, Executive Director of Marketing at the Jones School, at Rice University.
How do you follow a meteoric rise to success? Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Sarah Groen, co-founder and director of SURGE Accelerator, a mentor-driven start-up and discusses about future plans with Sarah..
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