Business/Economics

How to Succeed in College and Life – Ep. 649

Dave Anderson, founder of Famous Dave’s Restaurants, shares his secrets for success using his life’s story to share valuable insight and life lessons. Passion and enthusiasm are the keys to a successful life and career.

How Universities Became Economic Engines

Elizabeth Popp Berman, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the State University at Albany, SUNY and Sheila Slaughter, the McBee Professor at the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia discuss, from an historical perspective, the scientific research branch of the university and its role in the economy.

How to Be the Next Michael Feldman – Ep. 721

Michael Feldman, the host of “Whad'Ya Know” from Wisconsin Public Radio, talks about what lead him to his weekly radio program. He discusses innovation, risk-taking and his successful twenty-five years with the program.

Legal Implications of Starting a Business – Ep.701

Troy Vosseller, a clinical instructor at the UW-Law School, discusses the mission of the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Their goal is to provide assistance for first time entrepreneurs, people that don't really know how to navigate the process, navigate the waters.

The Student Entrepreneur: Founding Sconnie Nation – Ep. 700

Troy Vosseller, founder of Sconnie Nation, discusses how he and his partner came up with the concept behind the company, and how they made the leap into starting a company while they were students at UW-Madison. Vosseller talks about partnerships they made and reflects on the future.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and the Arts – Ep. 697

Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, discusses the intersection between an artist endeavor and entrepreneurship. Gray talks about the mission statement of the organization and the financial and artistic goals set at the inception of the Forward Theater Company in 2009.

Building Success in Nonprofit Enterprises – Ep. 694

Dennis Johnson, a vice-president of Forward Community Investments, explores building the capacity of non-profits across the state of Wisconsin. Johnson discusses the guidance and resources needed to help to build a strong, secure and sustainable statewide non-profit community.

Turning a Website into a Company - Ep. 692

Heidi Allstop, the president of Spill, discusses her journey from creating a local website to presiding over a nationwide business. Spillnow.com uses peer support to help university students, high school students and veterans cope with depression and loneliness.

Being a Restaurateur On Your Own Terms – Ep. 689

Phillip Hurley, the co-owner of Sardine and Marigold Kitchen Restaurants, discusses how he became an entrepreneur in this interview with Entrepreneurialism in Society Professor Jeanan Yasari. Hurley shares his background and the steps he took to open two restaurants in Madison.

A Market Based Approach to Solving World Problems – Ep. 679

Paul Rice, the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, talks about his work with coffee bean farmers in Nicaragua and the origins of Fair Trade USA. By organizing the farmers and selling the coffee beans to fair trade suppliers for a much higher price per pound than they had been receiving, the farmers have been able to provide clean water and schools for their communities.

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