Naithan Jones – Founder and CEO of AgLocal.com

[quote style=”boxed”]I would not think about scale at all early on, I would focus on acquiring knowledge first and foremost, even if the best way to acquire knowledge isn’t the scaleable business model it will likely produce it. [/quote] Nait Jones is the CEO and  founder of AgLocal.com (recently named “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies […]

Mark Schottland – Owner of Dogtopia

[quote style=”boxed”]I would seriously consider purchasing whatever building your brick and mortar store is going into. I didn’t and I wish I had.[/quote] Mark Schottland spent 11 years in the financial services sector with Russell Investments out of Seattle. As a regional director in a “road warrior” culture, he burned out from spending Friday nights […]

Buddy Wakefield – Author of HENHOUSE

[quote style=”boxed”]Practice practice practice. Revise revise revise. Return to your breath, every single time. Start again. Go.[/quote] Buddy Wakefield of Kingston, Washington is a Vipassana meditator, a three-time international spoken word champion, novice triathlete, author of three books of vulnerability for growth junkies, and one book about healthy backyard chicken-keeping practices, called HENHOUSE (based on […]

Dana Humphrey – PR Consultant and Owner at Whitegate PR

Dana Humphrey is the lead Marketing and PR Consultant and Owner at Whitegate PR with experience publicizing small and large businesses, artists, authors and non-profits in the U.S. and abroad, with a specific focus in consumer, professional services and retail industries – especially in the pet industry! After working “in-house” in San Diego and New […]