There are always new concepts to take away with each interview. If you're an entrepreneur or thinking about becoming one, learn from the experiences of these people or learn more about a particular service or product as these business owners share information with you.
December 4 - Linda Hayes of Party Palisades has a shop on the square in the small town of Indianola, Iowa where the phone never stops ringing. While some merchants there are struggling to compete with the flashy nearby malls and chains, Linda has learned to go where her costumers have a need, and at the same time stick to what she loves to do. Weddings and Proms are big business and Linda, along with her staff, has carved out a healthy piece of the cake to thrive. Find out what it takes to make it in small town USA and more about her business.
December 11 - Lorraine Cohen of Powerful Living – Design the life you want, achieve your goals, and do work that reflects your values. Lorraine helps others reach their desired destination. The coaching field is filled with a wide range of choices. How do you pick one? When in your life is a coach a good idea? How do you build your business in the coaching profession? Lorraine will speak to some of these questions in her interview.
December 18 – James McKelvey of Mira Digital Printing /glass blower/ engineer– This will be a fast paced and expansive 30-minute interview covering James travels in building a successful printing business based out of St. Louis, MO. We’ll talk about this competitive industry, how he’s made his niche to serve, and also how he finds time to cultivate his other business as an artisan glass blower.
December 25 – David Lekowsky and family, American Plumbing Supply – Consider this my holiday present to you. This wonderful interview was recorded during the balmy days of this past autumn. I had the privilege of speaking to two generations of a multi-generational small business located in the East Village of Des Moines, Iowa that has been in existence since the 1930s. David Lekowsky and his parents take time out to share thoughts about what it takes to run a family business and build customer loyalty. You’ll hear the genuine affection the Lekowskys have for each other, their joy in serving their community and customers, and some great story-telling. Prepare to listen and just sit back and smile.
About the picture: This is the kind of lovely gift wrap you can get for your eco-friendly present purchases when you go to Be the Butterfly located in Ankeny, Iowa.