Travis Read – Creator of BeforeNow

Travis Read - Creator of BeforeNow

I’m always trying new things and measuring the results. It’s so clear once you hear it. Whether it’s advertising or testing features, you need to learn and pivot all the time. Travis Read is the creator of BeforeNow, a timeline creator application that allows users to catalog the moments between the milestones to better document […]

Clarence Bethea – Founder of Upsie

Clarence Bethea - Founder of Upsie

Defining a problem is the first step to bringing a new idea to life. I look for problems that may be getting overlooked, and then consider the solutions available. Clarence Bethea is a business entrepreneur, consumer advocate, community leader, coach, mentor and father. Over the years, Clarence has worked with businesses from startup to Fortune […]

Chuck Amos – CEO of GuideK12

Chuck Amos - CEO of GuideK12

This may sound strange, but for small companies, not all growth is good growth. Measured growth is best. I believe that a company needs to pace itself with regard to the promises and commitments it makes both internally and externally. No amount of growth is worth breaking promises to your customers. Chuck Amos, a proven […]

Ben Vanden Wymelenberg – Owner and CEO of Woodchuck

[quote style=”boxed”]There is going to be an aspect of your business you despise doing. Get it done, and once you’ve pushed hard enough to reach the next level, you can hire someone else to do it for you.[/quote] As founders’ stories go, Ben Vanden Wymelenberg’s tale can be placed into the—came up with a business […]

John Brownlee – CEO and Co-founder of

[quote style=”boxed”]Network aggressively and authentically. [/quote] It quickly becomes clear that John Brownlee is convinced a few simple technologies in the hands of patients and health care providers can lead to a better health care experience, and improved outcomes. In fact, he makes a convincing case that that they must lead there, or we’re in big […]

Lief Larson – CEO of Workface

[quote style=”boxed”]Stay focused on what success means to you. Too often, the day-to-day distractions get in the way. Don’t let what you think other people’s expectations are of you trump your expectations of yourself.[/quote] Lief C. Larson has been a pioneer in media and Internet technology and has a proven track record in product research, […]

Kristina Halvorson – Founder and CEO of Brain Traffic

[quote style=”boxed”]1. Audit the content you have. List it in an Excel spreadsheet. Look long and hard at it.2. Put someone in charge of the content at the beginning of the project. Not just the content creation, but really asking tough questions about it and finding out who has the answers. And make sure it’s […]

Gary Arndt – World Traveler, Photographer and Blogger

In March 2007, Gary Arndt sold his home and set out to travel around the world. Since then he has been traveling non-stop and has visited over 70 countries and territories. Prior to traveling the world, Gary was a serial entrepreneur. He created one of the first internet only consulting firms in Minneapolis in 1994 […]

John Krech – Inventor and Founder of ePhiphony Incorporated

John Krech is the president and founder of ePhiphony Incorporated and the inventor of Phitch and RightOn Inventory Order Management. John is an acknowledged expert in the fields of manufacturing, lean thinking, Six Sigma, materials management, and implementation of inventory management software. John is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology with […]

Christine Clifford – Founder of Divorcing Divas

Christine Clifford’s experience taught her how to market and sell products, services and herself. Now, Christine Clifford shares those talents with others. She has definitely cracked the “glass ceiling.” By age 40, she was senior executive vice president for The SPAR Group, an international marketing services firm in New York. As the top salesperson in […]