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Earphones Podcast WomanExclusive interviews with MPEI's own Advisors - local, successful business owners sharing their experiences in a one-on-one podcast interview. Each advisor is asked the same six questions, offering their own perspectives on being a successful entrepreneur. Interviews completed in Spring 2018, with more to come!

Two Ways To Listen

Hear an interview with one advisor in its entirety, or hear answers to the questions of interest to you. 

 

Full Interviews

Byte Me Web Hosting and Design [Bert Hamman and Tom Nelson] (Time: 5 mins)
Capannari Ice Cream [Katie Dolan Dix] (Time: 7 mins)
Picket Fence Realty [Tom and Mary Zander] (Time: 8 mins)

 

Podcast Interview Questions 

Click on a business link below to hear answers to specific podcast questions.

Can you give a brief description of the business you're currently operating, and how long you've been in business?

Byte Me Computers [Bert Hamman and Tom Nelson]
Capannari Ice Cream [Katie Dolan Dix]
Picket Fence Realty [Tom and Mary Zander]

What were the biggest challenges (for you personally) in getting started? Have the challenges changed now that the business is established? How did you address these challenges?

Byte Me Computers [Bert Hamman and Tom Nelson]
Capannari Ice Cream [Katie Dolan Dix]
Picket Fence Realty Part I  Part II [Tom and Mary Zander]

Describe a valuable lesson you've learned that others may find helpful.

Byte Me Computers [Bert Hamman and Tom Nelson]
Capannari Ice Cream [Katie Dolan Dix]
Picket Fence Realty [Tom and Mary Zander]

What characteristic of being an entrepreneur did you find most surprising or unanticipated?

Byte Me Computers [Bert Hamman and Tom Nelson]
Capannari Ice Cream [Katie Dolan Dix]
Picket Fence Realty [Tom and Mary Zander]

In your opinion, what's the key to being a successful business owner?

Byte Me Computers [Bert Hamman and Tom Nelson]
Capannari Ice Cream [Katie Dolan Dix]
Picket Fence Realty [Tom and Mary Zander]

What inspires you?

Byte Me Computers [Bert Hamman and Tom Nelson]
Capannari Ice Cream [Katie Dolan Dix]
Picket Fence Realty [Tom and Mary Zander]