The Savvy Entrepreneur

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Saturday 11:00 am 12:00 pm

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The Savvy Entrepreneur is a radio talk show dedicated to helping entrepreneurs make their journey to success faster and easier by sharing tools, tips, and resources, and through entrepreneurs sharing their stories.

My goal is to inspire current entrepreneurs as well as those thinking about taking the plunge.  I host a wide variety of guests on the show, talking about all aspects of business and entrepreneurship.

Give me a shout if you have a topic you'd like to hear about, a resource or story to share, a challenge you're dealing with, or know someone who'd be a great guest:

Program Dates and Guests:

Future guests:


Allen Kutchins, Kutchins Robbins & Diamond, CPAs

Richard LofgrenLaw Offices of Lofgren & Wentworth (creating your entrepreneurial team)

John Fisher, Founder & President, Rethinking IT & SCORE Mentor (why every business needs a great elevator pitch)

Leslie August-Levy, CEO, The Leslie August Corporation (workplace culture & bullying)

Dr. Shashi Gupta, Founder & CEO, Apex Co-Vantage (establishing & maintaining a value-based culture)

Andy Walker & Chris Eckstrom, Principals, Rock River Capital Partners (what VC investors look for)

Matt Cordio, Co-Founder, Skills Pipeline, and Co-Founder, Wisconsin Startup Coaltion (improving the ecosytem for entrepreneurs)


February 13, 2021 -- Kyle LaFond, Founder & CEO, American Provenance (the story of American Provenance)

February 6, 20201 -- Austin Mac Nab, Founder & CEO, VizyPay (the story of VizyPay)

January 30, 2021 -- Chris Banakis, Founder, Acuity Advisory Partners & SCORE Mentor (creating a winning pitch deck)

January 23, 2021 -- Brett Jacobson, Founder & Ceo, Giddy (the Art of the Pivot)

January 16, 2021 -- Troy Vosseller, Co-Founder, Gener8tor Accelerator (the role of accelerators & story of Gener8tor)

January 9, 2021 -- Laura Gallaher, Founder & CEO, Gallaher Edge (changing company culture)

January 2, 2021 -- John Kennedy, Founder, Three Dog Logistics & Pat Veverica, Founder, What's Your Plan (story of Three Dog Logistics' growth)

December 19, 2020 -- Steven Clayton, Founder & CEO, NetBlaze (the 80/20 Rule of Digital Marketing).

December 12, 2020 -- Joey Frayne, Investment Technology Manager,  Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Qualified New Business Venture Tax Credits).  Listen to the show.

December 5, 2020 -- Lillian Roberts, Founder & CEO, Xendoo (Cashflow vs. Profitability).  Listen to the show.

October 3, 2020 -- David Liebman, Managing Broker, Merit Partners (commercial real estate tips & trends).  Listen to the show

September 12, 2020  -- Jeff Hodges, OneSoundFoundation & Imani Community Development Corporation (blending public & private partnerships). Listen to the show.

September 6, 2020 -- Bill Miksch, President of WDMA Financial (employee benefits).  Listen to the show.

August 29, 2020 -- Ron Wajer, President, Business Engineering & Mark Akerly, President of Sigma Resource Group (co-authors of "Food for Thought," a compilation of their business learnings, available on Amazon).  Listen to the show.

July 7, 2020 -- Beth Pride, President, BPE Global (sourcing & selling products internationally/classifying your products & components).  Listen to the show.

June 30, 2020 -- Randy Rice, President, Surely Signs (entrepreneur -- custom signage).  Listen to the show.

June 6, 2020 -- Tom Still, President, Wisconsin Technology Council (public-private partnership fostering entrepreneurship in Wisconsin).  Listen to the show.

May 30, 2020 -- Sean Hauser, Commercial Credit Specialist (Electronic payment options).  Listen to the show.

May 16, 2020 -- Sue Reardon, Co-Founder & Community Co-ordinator, Suite Spotte LLC (entrepreneur -- shared office business). Listen to the show.

May 9, 2020 -- Chris Brown, Owner, Slades Corners Computer Repair (entrepreneur). Listen to the show.

April 11, 2020 -- Mechie Nkengla, President & Chief Data Strategist, Data Products LLC (entrepreneur -- big data/AI/business intelligence consultants).  Listen to the show.

April 4 -- Steve Garchow, President, Foresight Consulting (business strategy).  Listen to the show.

March 28 -- John Casey, President, Shamrock Consultants (leadership).  Listen to the show.

March 21, 2020 -- Michael Rosen, Managing Director, Helix 51 Incubator at Rosalind Franklin University (incubators). Listen to the show.

March 14, 2020 -- Drs Aaron Olson & Mehrdad Arjmand, Co-Founders, NovoMoto (entrepreneurs -- solar generators & appliances in SubSaharan Africa).  Listen to the show.

March 7, 2020 -- Christina Fontinelle, Owner, Fontinelle Art LLC (entrepreneur -- trauma support & therapy).  Listen to the show.

February 22, 2020 -- Stephen Dinehart, President & CEO, MoolaPitch (Wisconsin crowdfunding platform).  Listen to the show.

February 15, 2020 -- Angela Spinazze, Owner, ATSPIN Consulting (entrepreneur - serving museums, art galleries & other cultural entities).  Listen to the show.

February 8, 2020 -- Ty Rohrer, Chairman Waukegan Arts Council, Manager of the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, and Board Member, Illinois State Historical Society (using entrepreneurial skills to run a non-profit). Listen to the show.

February 2, 2020 -- Dan Olszewski, Director, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Wisconsin-Madison (student entrepreneurship program). Listen to the show.

January 25, 2020 -- Fred Copestake, Brindis (entrepreneur -- training & consulting services business).  Listen to the show.

January 18, 2020 - Chelsea Brownridge, DogSpot (entrepreneur -- product business). Listen to the show.

January 11, 2020 -- Marsha McVicker & Micky York, Errand Solutions (entrepreneur - personal errand service business). Listen to the show.

January 4, 2020 -- John Sartoris, Sartoris CPA Group (1099s vs. employees). Listen to the show.

December 2, 2019 -- Lori London,  Lori London Entertainment & Lori London Music (artist & author/entrepreneur).  Listen to the show.

December 14, 2019 -- Michael Kastler, 43 Folders Technology Solutions (building & maintaining a website that works for you).  Listen to the show.

December 7, 2019 --  John Miller & Kevin Dastic, Miller Area Heating & Air Conditioning (entrepreneur - family-owned business). Listen to the show.

November 23, 2019 -- Tom Denison, Founder & President, SmartHealth Activator (biotech accelerator). Listen to the show.

November 16, 2019 -- Eric Freibrun, Freibrun Law LLP (protecting your intellectual property).  Listen to the show.

November 2, 2019 – Wendy Basch, BCU (what lenders look for). Listen to the show

October 19, 2019:  Barry Goodman, Partner, SVA (building company value). Listen to the show

October 12, 2019 – Debra Kurtz & Andrea Nosek, Kurtz Consulting (innovation for entrepreneurs). Listen to the show

October 5, 2019 – Manu Edakara, Director of iVentures at the University of Illinois (student business accelerator). Listen to the show

September 28, 2019:  Mark Goodman, volunteer with SCORE, Illinois (SCORE free & low-cost resources for entrepreneurs). Listen to the show

September 21, 2019  Heather Grove, Managing Director at Caliber Advisors (business valuation).  Listen to the show

September 1, 2019 : Greg Baker, Manager, Bascom Ventures (alumni venture capital investing platform).  Listen to the show

September 7, 2019:  Tom Cox, Partner, McCarthy Duffy LLP (considerations in setting up a brand-new company). Listen to the show

August 24, 2019:  Evie & Tom Caprel, BreakThrough (business succession planning)

August 17, 2019: Robert Steiner, Illinois District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA overview & business planning). Listen to the show

August 3, 2019: Ryan Mjoen, 4137 Productions (entrepreneur - startup media business)




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Doris Nagel is a serial entrepreneur and long-time corporate/commercial attorney and small business coach and mentor.  She has started or helped start at least 9 startups, some candidly more successful than others! She helps startup and small businesses with a variety of legal issues through her Forsythia Law business.  She helps businesses partner more effectively, […]

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