November 29 — Ken Yancey from SCORE National (Washington DC) and Don Reynolds, past Chapter Chair (President) of the Southeast SCORE Chapter (Milwaukee).
Ken and Don talk about SCORE's beginning and how it has evolved to celebrating 50 years this month. They also discuss how to become a mentor and how mentors help business owners.
November 22 — Krista Galbraith of K & S Manufacturing, Inc.
Krista took over K & S Manufacturing from her father. She'll discuss how she manages K & S while raising a family and working another part-time job. She put a great management team together, which is key to her success.
November 15 — Perry Zukowski of FranNet of Wisconsin
If you've ever wondered if a franchise business is right for you or if you just want to understand how a franchise works, tune in this week to The Biz Connection. Perry will answer all your questions!
November 1 & 8 — Tune in for our special show this week as Jim and Ron celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of The Biz Connection! They will give out business tips and answer frequently asked questions from listeners. You don't want to miss this one!
October 25 — Cory Bouck, Author, Lens of Leadership - corybouck.com
Whether you are an experienced leader, a first-time leader, or an aspiring future leader, The Lens of Leadership will help you deliver better results, get promoted faster, and inspire those around you.
October 11 — Margaret Wittkopp and Jeremy Buri of Veritas Financial Services
Margaret and Jeremy will educate us on the science behind a successful investment strategy.
October 4 — Laura Sauermilch of Innovative EHS Solutions
Laura discusses what motivated her to become an entreprenuer and tactics she has used to get her business off the ground.
September 27 — Willie Davis, Green Bay Packer great and NFL Hall of Famer.
Willie will tell his story of how football and Vince Lombardi taught him the skills which helped him become a successful entrepreneur!
September 20 —Jay Klein of Armstrong Apples & Winery LLC
Jay discusses his success in the apple orchard business for 23 years and how and why he recently expanded his business to include a winery.
September 6 — Dan Steininger of Biz Starts
Biz Starts helps entrepreneurs get the capital funding needed to launch and grow their business.
August 30 — Dr. Sylvestra Ramirez PT, DPT, MWH, CEAS of Physical Therapy of Milwaukee
Dr. Ramirez tells us about the challenges she faced in building her Physical Therapy business and challenges facing her future.
August 23 — Chad Ritterbusch of The Ritterbusch Group
Chad tells us about his journey of building The Ritterbusch Group as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary in business.
August 16 — Tom Stanton of Mel's Pig Roast
Tom will tell the story of how he built his "great times for great causes" which contributed $72,000 to local causes in 2013
August 2 — Randall Hoth, President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau - Wisconsin
We discuss ethical business practices and accreditation with the BBB. We'll also talk about the upcoming ethical awards to be held May 2015.
July 19 — Margaret Wittkopp of Veritas Financal Services
Margaret discusses the truths of investing in the stock market and how you can make your money work harder than you!
July 12 — Rob Bartz of The Cash Coupon
We will speak to Rob about his journey in making The Cash Coupon a success.
July 5 — Jeff Giffin of Masters Gallery Foods
We discuss how Masters Gallery Foods, founded by Leonard 'Butch' Gentine in 1974, became Wisconsin's Small Business of the Year in 2013.
June 28 — Jim Sartori, CEO of Sartori Foods
Jim will tell us how he and his family have built one of the most successful specialty cheese companies.
June 21 — Steve Jaberg of Cedar Communities
Steve will discuss how Cedar Communities have built a successful business caring for the aging and elderly. We will also discuss their move into caring for older adults facing Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
June 14 — Carol Roth -- Author/Speaker
Carol is an American radio host, television personality, bestselling author and investment banker. She was the host of WGN Radio's The Noon Show, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation.
June 7 — Jason Engledow, Market President - Community Bank and Trust
Jason will discuss SBA lending and how a business can qualify for funding for your start-up or growth needs.
May 31 — Marie O'Brien of Enterforce
Marie O'Brien will discuss how she "backed" into a unique business model within the Staffing industry and has built a successful business with staffing consultants and professionals with clients such as Oshkosh Truck and Harley Davidson.
May 24 —Lt. Governor of Wisconsin Rebecca Kleefisch
The Lieutenant Governor will touch on multiple aspects of business in Wisconsin. She'll be sharing her story of small business owner. She'll speak in detail about the importance of intellectual property protection for Wisconsin's growing export trade, and she'll discuss the ever increasing role that technical colleges play in helping our state bridge the skills gap, so that people can attain the skills that employers are seeking.
May 17 — Gary Krause of EKG Concepts
Gary is a former nurse who started his own business. We will discuss Gary's journey as an entreprenuer.
May 10 — Tina Wick of Zipper Studios
Tina will discuss what she did to grow her business and pay off her start up loan within 3 years.
May 3 — Download
Jennifer Isley of Jennifer Isley Message Therapy
Jennifer has been in business for 13 years and will be moving to Hawaii. She is in the process of selling her business. We will also discuss her journey of the past 13 years!
April 26 — Download
Ronald "Bud" Gayhart, Director of Center for Innovation and Business Development, UW-Whitewater
Bud will discuss all the services available through Center for Innovation and Business Development at UW-Whitewater.
April 19 — Download
Bob Travis of InkWorks LLC
We will discuss Bob's continuing journey to take InkWorks to the next level; his plans and innovations that will get them there!
March 22 — Download
Dustin Turicik of IQ Brand Media.
IQ Brand Media has recently been named the Small Business of the Year by both the Plymouth and Elkhart Lake Chambers. Learn Dustin's secrets of building a successful business and the entrepreneurial gene that runs in Dustin's family!
March 15 — Download
Al Lautenslager, Guerrilla Maketing in 30 Days
Al, author and speaker, will talk about how Guerilla Marketing can help your business and about his new book coming out in August.
March 8 — Download
Jim Rosetti and Ron Nielsen with a lot of business tips. And Dave Maaske from SCORE.
March 1 — Download
Jackie Pottratz of Allechant Boutique. Jackie will discuss her unique business model and the things she has done to make Allechant Boutique the Small Business of the Year for the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.
February 15 — Download
James Grunewald & Jason Irish from Dynamic. James and Jason partnered to build Dymanic from the ground up to become a major force in Social Media Marketing.
February 8 — Download
Ann Sawasky & Tim Bullard from VR Lakes Business Group. VR Lakes Business Group is a business brokerage that helps business owners market and sell their business. We will discuss buying a business, selling a business and how businesses are valued.
February 1 — Download
Dr. David Boll, owner and lead Athletic Performance Coach at Apex Athletic. Dr. Boll will share his thoughts on how he used his background and passion for athletes and training to start his business and grow to 2 locations in Sheboygan County.
January 18 — Download
Craig Culver, Co-Founder and CEO of Culver's Restaurants and Scott Clark, owner of the Culver's in Plymouth, WI.
January 11 — Download Kristen Bell Abell, Entrepreneurship Director at Lakeshore Technical College. Kristen will discuss the programs and services offered at LTC that can help entrepreneurs and business owners.