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 […]

Rudy Simondi – Founder of FLIPS

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What helps me have a productive day is keeping myself incredibly organized and staying positive throughout the day. As a business owner, I’m always on my toes (in my flip flops, of course). With four decades in retail, FLIPS founder Rudy Simondi has consistently executed business strategies to launch startups and improve longstanding retail operations. […]

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 […]

Becky Sturm – Owner and Founder of 3waybeauty

[quote style=”boxed”]I closed it, cried, and then put my big girl pants on.[/quote] Becky Sturm is the owner and founder of 3waybeauty and StormSister Spatique and the co-founder of the HAMMS Event. StormSister Spatique is an online beauty boutique and 3waybeauty is a multi-functional, grooming brand. HAMMS Event – Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed, is […]

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 […]