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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Chad Hetherington

Chad Hetherington

The Stable Co-Founder and CEO

Inside The Stable’s rapid rise from creating a “next gen retail agency” to being acquired by Accenture, and what comes next.
Charlie Kratsch

Charlie Kratsch

Infinite Campus Founder/CEO

The founder of ed tech platform Infinite Campus talks purpose vs. profit, technology's ability to improve K-12 learning, and how the pandemic accelerated the use of learning management tools.
Emily Pritchard

Emily Pritchard

The Social Lights Founder and CEO

Early to see the role social media marketing could play in business, Emily Pritchard founded The Social Lights, a Minneapolis-based agency that now advises Fortune 500s.
Adrienne Benjamin

Adrienne Benjamin

Native American Reconciliation Advisor

The path to becoming a Native American reconciliation advisor and the ongoing work of helping a brand like Minnetonka make amends for generations of cultural appropriation.
Amanda LaGrange

Amanda LaGrange

CEO of Repowered

The CEO of Minneapolis-based Repowered, formerly Tech Dump, on fulfilling a "triple bottom line" with pillars of people, planet, and technology.
Scott Olson

Scott Olson

Rollerblade founder

The founder of Rollerblade, one of the most iconic lifestyle products to come out of Minnesota in the 20th Century, Scott Olson shares his inventor's process, business disappointments, and his next big idea at the intersection of fitness and thrills.
Bill George

Bill George

Former Medtronic CEO and Harvard Professor

The former Medtronic CEO recounts his own path to leadership, and what it takes to be a purpose-driven leader today.
Kate Downing Khaled

Kate Downing Khaled

Imagine Deliver Founder/CEO

The founder and CEO of Minneapolis-based workplace consultancy Imagine Deliver takes us inside her process of finding new ways forward for the future of work.
Tyrre Burks

Tyrre Burks

Players Health Founder/CEO

On a mission to make youth sports safer, Players Health is on track to become one of the largest insurance brokerages for youth sports teams in North America.
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.
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