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Bar Napkin Business

Jul 26, 2017

AMPT is a customizable employee engagement recognition platform for small, medium and enterprise size businesses. Started in 2013, the founders of AMPT realized the current system of engaging and recognizing employees was broke. Combining the talents of a human motivation expert and the founder of a gaming...


Jul 19, 2017

Tasty Good Toffee is a local favorite for sweets lovers -- boasting mouthwatering flavors and some fun surprises, like toffee with a hint of ghost pepper. But that wasn't always the case for owner Katie Becker, who started the business as a side hustle, or as she says, "more of a hobby to keep grandma's toffee...


Jul 13, 2017

In this episode of Bar Napkin Business, we delve into the previous 10 episodes and share nuggets of wisdom from each of our guests. Lessons range from hiring employees and the first scary years of entrepreneurship to money woes and making the numbers work. Get a quick recap of the top 10 lessons, and if you want to dive...


Jul 5, 2017

While you receive the tools and training in hair school to be a good cosmetologist, the training of running and growing your own business often comes from the school of hard knocks.

Salon owners Kylie and Steph attribute their business savvy and risk-taking tolerance to the advice of friends and family. Never being...