Tag: Business Services

FULL EPISODE #213: Mudd Advertising & Men’s Style Lab


Mudd Advertising – Cedar Falls
After a failed venture in radio, Jim Mudd Sr. didn’t give up on entrepreneurship. Instead, he built a company that now employs more than 200 people in the Cedar Valley.

Men’s Style Lab  – Des Moines
This online styling service delivers clothing right to the doors of its customers. Follow this entrepreneur’s story from his garage, through an incubator, to a nationally-known fashion company.

FULL EPISODE #208: Musco Lighting & Rocket Referrals


Musco LightingMuscatine/Oskaloosa
From movie sets to speedways, learn about the Iowa company that has been there to make sure the lights turn on.

Rocket Referrals – Des Moines/Keokuk
Meet two brothers who credit their father with cultivating their own interest in becoming entrepreneurs.

FULL EPISODE #111: Bimm Ridder & Happy Medium


Bimm Ridder  – Cedar Rapids
The floods of 2008 affected people all across Iowa. This Cedar Rapids business lost everything and had to make the decision to remain open.

Happy Medium – Des Moines
As a woman in the business world, Katie Patterson has never had a problem with being different. See how she has turned her differences into advantages.

FULL EPISODE #103: RAYGUN & 3rd Degree Screening


Raygun – Des Moines
After college, Mike Draper had the idea to start printing and selling t-shirts. Now his company, RAYGUN, has a huge product line and brings in $3 million in sales each year.

3rd Degree Screening – Council Bluffs
When courthouse researcher Jeanie Waters realized the rise of digital information storage & accessibility was changing her industry, she founded 3rd Degree Screening, which has grown into a successful background check company.

FULL EPISODE #102: Far Reach & Stone Cliff Winery


Far Reach – Cedar Falls
You often hear of businesses with multiple founders, but have you ever heard of a company with five? This tech company has found a way to make it work.

Stone Cliff Winery – Dubuque
Looking for a more simple lifestyle, the Smiths moved to Iowa. But what they found instead was opportunity.