Travis Rhoades is an interesting guy. From growing up in the family newspaper business, to working at the Argus, he shares a story about getting into digital websites and ultimately opening up one of Sioux Falls’ most prolific drive-through coffee shops: Scooter’s Coffee. Oh, and did I mention that this coffee shop owner NEVER HAD…
Melissa Johnson, of Oh My Cupcakes! shares her startup story this week. She has an amazing journey into what’s now a successful 10-year cupcake business. From job hopping, to a career in radio, and finding a home an unlikely home in women’s ministry that ultimately didn’t pan out, this is certainly a startup story you’ll…
We are truly delighted to have a special guest who shares a very unique twist to traditional entrepreneurship and business. Adam Weber, the lead pastor and church planter of Embrace Church shares an incredible journey of not wanting to be a pastor, to not wanting to start a church, to leading one of the areas…
This week we are so excited to chat with Karla Santi, the CEO, and founder of Blend Interactive. Karla shares some great insight into how she became an ‘accidental entrepreneur’ and the fear of hiring their first employees. Show notes for this week: Learn more about Blend Interactive online at https://www.blendinteractive.com/ Sign up…
This week, I sit down with the founders of Remedy Brewing Company. They give me the rundown of an amazing startup story filled with nothing but no’s and unending resilience to build their vision. Not only is this an awesome entrepreneurial startup story, but we talk about beer too. Remedy Brewing Co. is located at…
In this episode zero. I give the rundown of what’s to come, where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, and what to expect for season two! I’m really excited to get back to this project. Episode one with Remedy Brewing Company will be up soon!
ABOUT THE PODCAST
Starting a business is easy. You can Google and self-educate just about anything you need to know. But when it comes to digging in deep and quitting a full-time job and risking everything for your startup, Google can't help with those emotions.
My goal, my real true goal for this project is to help motivate, inspire, and impact entrepreneurs to take the next step pursuing their dreams. Join us on our journey as we dive not into how local business owners got their start, but more about what they went through as they got started.
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Shelly Gaddis is a woman with fun colored hair, and also the owner of Elegant Mommy. Elegant Mommy is dedicated to providing valuable resources and natural products to moms and dads across our state and beyond.
Kevin Tupy is a Sioux Falls venture capitalist. He’s the founder of one of the nation’s largest Verizon retail stores, Z-Wireless (now named Victra). Kevin is also the man behind franchise startup Phone-n-Fix, CarSwap, and a handful of other ventures as well.
Addie Graham-Kramer, owner and founder of The Event Company, is highlighted on this week’s podcast. Addie is our first woman entrepreneur! She’s got a great story about running a business and being a mom too.
Paul TenHaken, founder and former CEO of Click Rain, and now Sioux Falls mayoral candidate, shares his experience of quitting his marketing job at a major healthcare facility and starting his own online marketing company.
Adam Huber of Adam Huber’s Detailing walks us through his experience of entrepreneurship. Adam runs a successful car detailing shop in Sioux Falls. But as he shares, it’s not an easy venture. But worth it.
Our first podcast is LIVE! We are so excited to bring you John Meyer’s story of founding Lemonly, home of the world’s best infographics. John built an amazing team of 20 people and focuses on a company culture that makes you WANT to go to work each day.
Welcome to what I’m calling episode zero of the Sioux Falls Startup Stories podcast. Get the introduction to the host and find out the mission behind this podcast.