Jim Demonakos, originator of Emerald City Comicon, joined us to talk about everything from why the show attracts 40,000 attendees to his "nerd rock band" touring Australia. He also shares his thoughts on the market segments that make up the Comicon genre, why nerds are into comics and what makes Seattle such a "nerd-friendly" place.
Chuck and Jan Morris
St. Patrick's Day is big in the U.S. Eight in ten will wear green -- an entrepreneur's favorite color. The total spend for the holiday is about $4.6 billion.
Whiskey is integral to the day, so we thought we'd speak with Jan Morris, who is starting a craft whiskey distillery in Hoodsport, WA. Hear all the details about the paperwork, build out, financing and more. Plus, our discussion about the Washington State public auction of 167 state liquor stores, which began this week.
Note: Your equipment isn't malfunctioning. We experienced technical difficulties while recording the final segment of the show.
Stanette Marie Rose
Money is the blood that courses through the veins of any business. Revenue is its life-sustaining force, but there isn't any when you're just getting started. Stanette Marie Rose is an expert in financial matters and has taken several businesses through IPO’s. She shares what she knows about putting deals together, how to value the equity in your firm, and even how to figure out if it makes sense to exchange services for sweat equity. From bootstrapping to crowdsourcing and angels to venture capitalists, you'll hear about what it takes to get the heart pumping.