By All Means

Leadership. Innovation. Purpose

What does it take to build a business? Change an industry? Lead with purpose?
Twin Cities Business sits down with entrepreneurs and leaders who make business work in Minnesota—and beyond. Learn the stories behind some beloved brands, and the ones you’ll want to know next. Discover how they got started and gain insights to apply to your own ventures. Available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Player.FM, iHeart Radio, and SoundCloud. Subscribe now and you’ll be first to know when a new episode launches.

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Julie Allinson

Julie Allinson

Eyebobs Founder

Julie Allinson didn’t just launch a company; she invented a product category with the creation of Eyebobs, the eyewear brand that turned reading glasses into a fashion statement.
Manny Villafana

Manny Villafana

Medical 21 Founder/CEO

As he approaches the clinical trial stage with his eighth medtech startup, Medical 21, medical device pioneer Manny Villafana shares his proven approach to innovation.
Junita Flowers

Junita Flowers

Junita's Jar Founder/CEO

Social enterprise entrepreneur Junita Flowers finds the balance between purpose and profit to launch Junita's Jar cookies at Target and spread her message of hope.
Michele Henry

Michele Henry

Face Foundrie Founder/CEO

Face Foundrie is on track to sell 100 units by the end of 2022. Founder Michele Henry plans to grow the Eden Prairie-based brand into an international franchise chain specializing in efficient, affordable skincare services.
Tom Sega

Tom Sega

Owner/CEO Duluth Pack

As Duluth Pack marks its 140th anniversary, its owner and CEO talks about reviving an American heritage brand and staying true to company values.
Nina Hale

Nina Hale

Nina Hale Inc. Founder/Former CEO

Early to performance marketing, Nina Hale built the agency that is now Collective Measures and became an advocate for employee ownership.
Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson

Sota Clothing Founder

An advocate of slow growth, Sota Clothing founder Spencer Johnson stays true to the inspiration of his very first t-shirt design: celebrating state pride. On the brand's 10 year anniversary, he discusses the balance of running a locally focused business that is selling nationally.
Dori Graff

Dori Graff

Kidizen Co-Founder/CEO

The secondhand clothing market is finally catching up with online resale marketplace Kidizen. Co-founder and CEO Dori Graff talks about being early to the sustainability trend and evolving to serve consumers as well as brands.
Alyssa and Paul Boswell

Alyssa and Paul Boswell

Turing Tumble CEO and Inventor

Two former teachers from St. Paul are making abstract concepts tangible with educational games like Turing Tumble, and they've bootstrapped the business through Kickstarter.
Dionne Gumbs

Dionne Gumbs

GenEQTY Founder

She left investment banking to create a fintech platform that would increase access to capital for women and people of color who are trying to scale small businesses.
Amy Langer

Amy Langer

Co-Owner/Co-Founder

She believed professionals should be able to set their own work schedule 20 years before hybrid became the norm. Now the co-founder of Salo talks about creating a work culture that prioritizes relationships over transactions.
Robbie Harrell

Robbie Harrell

Founder/CEO Minnesota Ice

Robbie Harrell started Minnesota Ice before he owned a freezer. Determination and problem solving has helped him build to a nearly $10 million company.
Kieran Folliard

Kieran Folliard

Food and Beverage Entrepreneur

The man whose name is synonymous with Irish pubs in the Twin Cities is at it again with a new Irish whiskey called Red Locks. Serial entrepreneur Kieran Folliard, who founded and sold 2 Gingers whiskey, shares the process of launching new businesses, and why he’ll never retire.
Sally Mueller

Sally Mueller

Womaness Co-founder and CEO

Menopause inspired seasoned retail executive Sally Mueller to become an entrepreneur. The Womaness co-founder talks about the multi-billion dollar opportunity of marketing to women over 50.
Ian Grant

Ian Grant

Culture Quest Creator/Host

Emmy Award winning TV host Ian Grant channels his love of travel, art, culture, and storytelling into business—through furniture making, and a new PBS series Culture Quest.
Justin Kaufenberg

Justin Kaufenberg

Sports Engine Co-Founder/Rally Ventures Managing Director

The co-founder of SportsEngine, turned managing director with Rally Ventures, shares lessons learned from building the leading youth sports software platform used by 35 million monthly subscribers.
Chris Montana

Chris Montana

Du Nord Craft Spirits Founder/CEO

Du Nord Craft Spirits is known in the industry as the nation’s first Black-owned micro distillery. It’s a distinction founder Chris Montana would like to shed. “I’m sick of being
Angie Tebbe

Angie Tebbe

Rae Wellness Co-founder/CEO

Angie Tebbe is on a mission to make vitamins cool. “I believe that if you’re going to start something from scratch, dream big,” says Tebbe, who left the Target merchant
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