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Start Up

This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others. Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses. Those small businesses employee over 50% of all people working in this country. Today's media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country. "Start Up" is a explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them.

Start Up  
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Friday, August 14
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • Glacier Confectioners / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, August 17
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Copeland is a US Army veteran and a Master Chocolatier. He opened Glacier Confection in the Tulsa Arts District in 2006. He was inspired by Major Dan Rooney of "Folds of Honor" and decided to link his business with help for veterans, especially with those who have PTSD and were having difficulty integrating back into society. Now in his new location, he's teaching chocolate making 101 classes, donating a portion of every sale to veterans.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, August 17
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Tuesday, August 18
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • Mobility Designed / Kansas City, Mo
    Wednesday, August 19
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Max Younger watched his dad struggle with crutches for years, but when his father finally had a leg amputation, Max and his wife Lilliana sprang into action to design a new style of crutch that was easier, safer, more comfortable, and allowed people mobility without compromise. Starting the company Mobility Designed, the Younger's drastically improved a design that hadn't changed since the Civil War.
  • Maria's Empanada - Denver, Co
    Thursday, August 20
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lorena grew up eating her mother Maria's homemade empanada's, but she never thought that the savory snack would help her achieve her version of the American dream. From being homeless in Argentina, to owning five of Denver's hottest restaurants, Lorena's story is heartfelt, inspiring and will leave you salivating!
  • Divinia Water - Idaho Falls, ID
    Friday, August 21
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In 2007, Steven and Remy Sedylmayr were enjoying the good life in Arizona, retired with two kids in college. When Steven decided to pursue building a water purification system and re-mortgaged the house, he had no idea that they'd soon lose everything. The story of Divinia water is about family, overcoming hardship, and the quest to create the cleanest bottled water on the planet.
  • Bulu, Inc. / Lincoln, Ne
    Monday, August 24
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    While subscription box services have become massive new market, Bulu Box was the sixth company on the scene. They now focus on private label subscription boxes for companies of all sizes. Founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett walk us through how they've lead the way and changed the game in this exciting new category.
  • Rocky Mountain Archery - Fort Collins, Co
    Monday, August 24
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stewart King has been actively involved in archery for over 32 years. As an accomplished tournament target archer, he's practiced at several different facilities over the years. So, when he decided to switch careers and start Rocky Mountain Archery, he had a pretty clear vision of the archery destination that he wanted to create. This family business story is about perseverance and creating a life around what you love.
  • Woodward Throwbacks - Detroit, Mi
    Tuesday, August 25
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Woodward Throwbacks is a passion project turned business. Developed by Detroit residents, Bo Shepherd and Kyle Dubay as a way to furnish their apartments and clean up Detroit streets. From riding their bikes around the city searching for reusable materials to operating a nationwide brand that now employs several Detroit locals, this story is about recognizing opportunity and believing in yourself.
  • The Monarch- Ogden, Ut
    Wednesday, August 26
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Thaine Fischer is a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in real estate acquisitions, development, and management. His latest endeavor "The Monarch" is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create together in the heart of Ogden Utah's Nine Rails Creative District. This is a story about fearlessly going all in on a vision, despite adversity.
  • Foodmaven - Denver, Co
    Thursday, August 27
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Patrick Bultema is a true industry maker whose mission is to eliminate food waste. Growing up on a farm, it pains him to know how much food is thrown away that farmers have worked so hard to produce, so he's addressing the problem at the source. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount. This is a fascinating story about doing well, while doing good.
  • Oswald Service and Repair - Idaho Falls, ID
    Friday, August 28
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    When Kevin Oswald's father told him that he would have to leave the family auto repair business because there wasn't enough revenue to sustain two families, he saw it as more of an opportunity than a setback. He spent several years working for another company until his father offered to sell him the business. Today, with two locations and more on the way, Kevin, his wife Renae and their two sons have transformed Oswald's into a highly successful business. This is a story about vision, forward thinking, and always putting family first.
  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, August 31
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • Finn-Ish Your Beer
    Monday, August 31
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet with Daniel Victory, the founder of Victory Nola, a bar-meets-classroom operation that teaches visitors how to make classic New Orleans Cocktails. Then they head over to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with Jeff Butzow, a fishmonger and the owner of Fish Lads of Grand Rapids, a seafood restaurant and fresh seafood store.
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Monday, September 7
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • The Athletic Board
    Monday, September 7
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Cathy Brooks, owner of Hydrant Club, a dog boarding and training facility in Downtown Las Vegas. Then they head over to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with Sara Moylan, owner of Shefit, an athletic apparel company with the highest level of support.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, September 14
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • Necklace Or Neck Brace?
    Monday, September 14
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Austin, Texas to meet with Jessica Honegger, owner of Noonday Collection, a business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with Shawn Baker, owner of Tantrums, A business that allows individuals to release frustrations in a safe and effective way, one baseball bat at a time.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Monday, September 21
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • Juice Messenger
    Monday, September 21
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Flagstaff, Arizona to meet with Summer and Mike Sanders, co-owners of Local Juicery, a superfood kitchen that makes Organic Cold Pressed Juice and healthy cuisine. Then they head over to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Fredrick Hutson, owner of Pigeonly, a company that provides families with low-cost inmate communication.
  • Mobility Designed / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, September 28
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Max Younger watched his dad struggle with crutches for years, but when his father finally had a leg amputation, Max and his wife Lilliana sprang into action to design a new style of crutch that was easier, safer, more comfortable, and allowed people mobility without compromise. Starting the company Mobility Designed, the Younger's drastically improved a design that hadn't changed since the Civil War.
  • Wine Wardrobe
    Monday, September 28
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Flagstaff, Arizona to meet with Joe Bechard and Kris Porthier, creator of Chateau Tumbleweed, an independent winery and tasting room. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with fashion designer Onyii Brown, owner of Onyii and Co., a luxury lifestyle clothing brand that caters to women.
  • Pedaling Cakes
    Monday, October 5
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Holly Webster, the founder of Cake Azure, a bakery and specializes in custom fondant work. Then they head over to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet with Marin Tockman, owner of Dashing Bicycles, a modern bicycle boutique powered by women.

 

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  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Thursday, August 13
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • Bulu, Inc. / Lincoln, Ne
    Wednesday, August 12
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    While subscription box services have become massive new market, Bulu Box was the sixth company on the scene. They now focus on private label subscription boxes for companies of all sizes. Founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett walk us through how they've lead the way and changed the game in this exciting new category.
  • Good Boy Clothing - Flint, Mi
    Wednesday, August 12
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    GoodBoy Clothing was established in March 2014 in Flint, Michigan by resident Oaklin Mixon. Upon the auto industry's exit from Flint, followed by the water crisis that brought national attention, the city has been continually forced to reinvent itself. The resilient spirit that Oaklin Mixon shares with Flint is what sparked the idea for GoodBoy Clothing. GoodBoy offers multiple apparel and accessory collections developed in-house and through collaborations with artists, designers and seamstresses.
  • Glacier Confectioners / Tulsa, Ok
    Tuesday, August 11
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Copeland is a US Army veteran and a Master Chocolatier. He opened Glacier Confection in the Tulsa Arts District in 2006. He was inspired by Major Dan Rooney of "Folds of Honor" and decided to link his business with help for veterans, especially with those who have PTSD and were having difficulty integrating back into society. Now in his new location, he's teaching chocolate making 101 classes, donating a portion of every sale to veterans.
  • Meshuggah Bagels / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, August 10
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Unable to find a real New York style bagel in Kansas City, husband and wife Janna and Pete Linde would lug suitcases full bagels from the east coast back to Missouri for years. After working for corporations for most of their lives, they quit their jobs and decided to turn their love of bagels into a business. Today, Meshuggah Bagels has four locations and uses age-old Kosher methods to make traditional New York bagels for the people of the Kansas City.
  • Meshuggah Bagels / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, August 10
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Unable to find a real New York style bagel in Kansas City, husband and wife Janna and Pete Linde would lug suitcases full bagels from the east coast back to Missouri for years. After working for corporations for most of their lives, they quit their jobs and decided to turn their love of bagels into a business. Today, Meshuggah Bagels has four locations and uses age-old Kosher methods to make traditional New York bagels for the people of the Kansas City.
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Sunday, August 9
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness / Omaha, Ne
    Friday, August 7
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Afloat provides float therapy, infrared saunas, and sound therapy. Vicki Westergard decided to forego retirement for entrepreneurship when she left her corporate job at 56 years old. She had experienced float therapy, or "sensory depravation" first hand and it changed her life, so she took out a loan and created Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness to Omaha.
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Thursday, August 6
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Wednesday, August 5
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.
  • Stitch People - Salt Lake City, Ut
    Wednesday, August 5
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stitch People was founded by Lizzy and Spencer Bean in 2013, born out of Lizzy's existential crisis and need for a creative outlet. Originally focused on making handmade cross-stitched family portraits, they quickly realized that people wanted to make things themselves. Today Lizzy's "Do it Yourself" stitch people book is the company's primary product and the new industry standard in cross stitched family portraits and more. This is a story about believing that anything is possible, and creating your best life.
  • Lfls Shoes / Fayetteville, Ar
    Tuesday, August 4
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Growing up in West Helena, Arkansas life wasn't always easy for 22 year old Eric Jones. Eric overcame countless obstacles, including the loss of both parents, but that didn't stop the ambitious 22 year old from creating LFLS Shoes, a company that sells high quality shoes at affordable prices designed in the US and manufactured in Brazil.
  • Grassroots Ranch / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, August 3
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Rose wanted to help people, so he went to school to become a nurse. Watching the countless cases that he felt could have been avoided through a better diet he decided to change the course of his life and create a source of real food. So, Daniel left healthcare, found a plot of land in northeast Tulsa, Oklahoma and opened Grassroots Ranch. Now Daniel and his wife Maria provide old-fashioned, all-natural foods using sustainable farming methods.
  • Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness / Omaha, Ne
    Monday, August 3
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Afloat provides float therapy, infrared saunas, and sound therapy. Vicki Westergard decided to forego retirement for entrepreneurship when she left her corporate job at 56 years old. She had experienced float therapy, or "sensory depravation" first hand and it changed her life, so she took out a loan and created Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness to Omaha.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Sunday, August 2
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.
  • Pedaling Cakes
    Friday, July 31
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Holly Webster, the founder of Cake Azure, a bakery and specializes in custom fondant work. Then they head over to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet with Marin Tockman, owner of Dashing Bicycles, a modern bicycle boutique powered by women.
  • Wine Wardrobe
    Thursday, July 30
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Flagstaff, Arizona to meet with Joe Bechard and Kris Porthier, creator of Chateau Tumbleweed, an independent winery and tasting room. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with fashion designer Onyii Brown, owner of Onyii and Co., a luxury lifestyle clothing brand that caters to women.
  • Juice Messenger
    Wednesday, July 29
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Flagstaff, Arizona to meet with Summer and Mike Sanders, co-owners of Local Juicery, a superfood kitchen that makes Organic Cold Pressed Juice and healthy cuisine. Then they head over to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Fredrick Hutson, owner of Pigeonly, a company that provides families with low-cost inmate communication.
  • Oswald Service and Repair - Idaho Falls, ID
    Wednesday, July 29
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    When Kevin Oswald's father told him that he would have to leave the family auto repair business because there wasn't enough revenue to sustain two families, he saw it as more of an opportunity than a setback. He spent several years working for another company until his father offered to sell him the business. Today, with two locations and more on the way, Kevin, his wife Renae and their two sons have transformed Oswald's into a highly successful business. This is a story about vision, forward thinking, and always putting family first.
  • Necklace Or Neck Brace?
    Tuesday, July 28
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Austin, Texas to meet with Jessica Honegger, owner of Noonday Collection, a business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with Shawn Baker, owner of Tantrums, A business that allows individuals to release frustrations in a safe and effective way, one baseball bat at a time.
  • The Athletic Board
    Monday, July 27
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Cathy Brooks, owner of Hydrant Club, a dog boarding and training facility in Downtown Las Vegas. Then they head over to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with Sara Moylan, owner of Shefit, an athletic apparel company with the highest level of support.
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Monday, July 27
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • Finn-Ish Your Beer
    Friday, July 24
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet with Daniel Victory, the founder of Victory Nola, a bar-meets-classroom operation that teaches visitors how to make classic New Orleans Cocktails. Then they head over to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with Jeff Butzow, a fishmonger and the owner of Fish Lads of Grand Rapids, a seafood restaurant and fresh seafood store.
  • A Bearded Delight
    Thursday, July 23
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Austin, Texas to meet with Jeremiah Newton, owner of The Bearded Bastard, a legendary beard grooming products made by hand. Then they head over to Detroit, Michigan to meet with Amina Daniels, owner of Live Cycle Delight, Live Cycle Delight is the first contemporary cycle studio to offer cycling classes, a bike lounge, and a cold-pressed juice bar.
  • The Concrete That Broke The Camels Back
    Wednesday, July 22
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Guy Seeeklus, owner of Camel Safari, a premier camel ride and Segway tour experience. Then they head over to Phoenix, Arizona to meet with Brandon Boetto, owner of SlabHaus, a business specializing in high-end concrete home furnishings.
  • Foodmaven - Denver, Co
    Wednesday, July 22
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Patrick Bultema is a true industry maker whose mission is to eliminate food waste. Growing up on a farm, it pains him to know how much food is thrown away that farmers have worked so hard to produce, so he's addressing the problem at the source. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount. This is a fascinating story about doing well, while doing good.
  • Virtual Toys
    Tuesday, July 21
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Austin, Texas to meet with Jan Goetgeluk, owner of Virtuix, a virtual reality company that created the Virtuix Omni motion platform. Then they head over to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Lizzie Newman, owner of Kappa Toys, a design-minded toy store, with a wide selection of oddities and classics.
  • Knock to Come Inn
    Monday, July 20
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to meet with Nikki Moon, owner of Bay Town Inn, a luxurious bed and breakfast right in the heart of Bay St. Louis. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with Ohad Nezer and Jake Boshernitzan, owner of Knocki, a tech hardware company that gives you instant control of your favorite functions from any surface.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, July 20
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.
  • Lfls Shoes / Fayetteville, Ar
    Sunday, July 19
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Growing up in West Helena, Arkansas life wasn't always easy for 22 year old Eric Jones. Eric overcame countless obstacles, including the loss of both parents, but that didn't stop the ambitious 22 year old from creating LFLS Shoes, a company that sells high quality shoes at affordable prices designed in the US and manufactured in Brazil.
  • Barn to Be Wild
    Friday, July 17
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Phoenix, Arizona to meet with Thomas Porter, owner of Porter Barn Wood, Arizona's number one resource for reclaimed lumber. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with Nicole Buergers, owner of Bee2Bee Honey Collective, a honeybee farm that provides local honey and bee keeping services.
  • Chillin' with Goats
    Thursday, July 16
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Austin, TX to talk with Jae Kim, owner of Chi'Lantro, a Korean BBQ inspired food truck and catering company. Then they head over to Gilbert, Arizona to meet with Sarah Williams and April Gould, co-founders of Goat Yoga, the first ever interactive yoga with trained goats.
  • Market Climbing
    Wednesday, July 15
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to New Orleans, Louisiana to talk with Burnell Cotlon, owner of Lower 9th Ward Market, a convenience store, barber shop, and laundromat that's saving the community. Then they head to Flagstaff, Arizona to talk with Paul Kent, creator of Flagstaff extreme, a tree top adventure course.
  • The Monarch- Ogden, Ut
    Wednesday, July 15
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Thaine Fischer is a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in real estate acquisitions, development, and management. His latest endeavor "The Monarch" is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create together in the heart of Ogden Utah's Nine Rails Creative District. This is a story about fearlessly going all in on a vision, despite adversity.
  • Ruff Rescue Gear - Boulder, Co
    Tuesday, July 14
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Tim Price is a Colorado based Chiropractor, outdoorsman and dog lover. Tim's first dog and adventure partner, Ruger forced him to think about a bunch of new unknowns. His biggest fear was that Ruger, a large breed dog, could get injured and how would he carry him to safety? That fear inspired Tim to create a lightweight rescue harness that would change the course of his life. This story is about following your heart and creating something you truly believe in.
  • Tee Lee's House - Denver, Co
    Monday, July 13
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Rise Jones and her husband, Louis Freeman, opened TeaLee's after five years of planning and hard work. Seven years before the doors opened and the first pot of tea was brewed, Jones had was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fortunately, she beat it - and after she recovered, Freeman asked her what she wanted to do with her life. Her reply: "I want a tea house." This is a story about second chances and seizing the moment.
  • Lfls Shoes / Fayetteville, Ar
    Monday, July 13
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Growing up in West Helena, Arkansas life wasn't always easy for 22 year old Eric Jones. Eric overcame countless obstacles, including the loss of both parents, but that didn't stop the ambitious 22 year old from creating LFLS Shoes, a company that sells high quality shoes at affordable prices designed in the US and manufactured in Brazil.
  • Grassroots Ranch / Tulsa, Ok
    Sunday, July 12
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Rose wanted to help people, so he went to school to become a nurse. Watching the countless cases that he felt could have been avoided through a better diet he decided to change the course of his life and create a source of real food. So, Daniel left healthcare, found a plot of land in northeast Tulsa, Oklahoma and opened Grassroots Ranch. Now Daniel and his wife Maria provide old-fashioned, all-natural foods using sustainable farming methods.
  • Friendly Plumber - Salt Lake City, Ut
    Friday, July 10
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Scott and Josh Christiansen met while working for a local plumbing company and hit it off immediately. Shortly after, they decided start their own plumbing company focused on customer service, creating a family environment for employees and giving people a second chance in life. Today, they employ over 50 people and are ranked as one of the top plumbing companies in Utah. This is a story about recognizing opportunity, perseverance and timing.
  • Stock and Barrel- Ogden, Ut
    Thursday, July 9
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Parker Lichfield was working a job he loved doing photography and video for a local Utah company when he was unexpectedly laid off. He had two choices, find another job and risk the same thing happening again, or put his future in his own hands and start making high quality leather goods. This is a story about risk taking, the power of Youtube and quality craftsmanship.
  • Good Boy Clothing - Flint, Mi
    Wednesday, July 8
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    GoodBoy Clothing was established in March 2014 in Flint, Michigan by resident Oaklin Mixon. Upon the auto industry's exit from Flint, followed by the water crisis that brought national attention, the city has been continually forced to reinvent itself. The resilient spirit that Oaklin Mixon shares with Flint is what sparked the idea for GoodBoy Clothing. GoodBoy offers multiple apparel and accessory collections developed in-house and through collaborations with artists, designers and seamstresses.
  • Woodward Throwbacks - Detroit, Mi
    Wednesday, July 8
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Woodward Throwbacks is a passion project turned business. Developed by Detroit residents, Bo Shepherd and Kyle Dubay as a way to furnish their apartments and clean up Detroit streets. From riding their bikes around the city searching for reusable materials to operating a nationwide brand that now employs several Detroit locals, this story is about recognizing opportunity and believing in yourself.
  • Stitch People - Salt Lake City, Ut
    Tuesday, July 7
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stitch People was founded by Lizzy and Spencer Bean in 2013, born out of Lizzy's existential crisis and need for a creative outlet. Originally focused on making handmade cross-stitched family portraits, they quickly realized that people wanted to make things themselves. Today Lizzy's "Do it Yourself" stitch people book is the company's primary product and the new industry standard in cross stitched family portraits and more. This is a story about believing that anything is possible, and creating your best life.
  • Oswald Service and Repair - Idaho Falls, ID
    Monday, July 6
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    When Kevin Oswald's father told him that he would have to leave the family auto repair business because there wasn't enough revenue to sustain two families, he saw it as more of an opportunity than a setback. He spent several years working for another company until his father offered to sell him the business. Today, with two locations and more on the way, Kevin, his wife Renae and their two sons have transformed Oswald's into a highly successful business. This is a story about vision, forward thinking, and always putting family first.
  • Grassroots Ranch / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, July 6
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Rose wanted to help people, so he went to school to become a nurse. Watching the countless cases that he felt could have been avoided through a better diet he decided to change the course of his life and create a source of real food. So, Daniel left healthcare, found a plot of land in northeast Tulsa, Oklahoma and opened Grassroots Ranch. Now Daniel and his wife Maria provide old-fashioned, all-natural foods using sustainable farming methods.
  • Pedaling Cakes
    Sunday, July 5
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Holly Webster, the founder of Cake Azure, a bakery and specializes in custom fondant work. Then they head over to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet with Marin Tockman, owner of Dashing Bicycles, a modern bicycle boutique powered by women.
  • Foodmaven - Denver, Co
    Friday, July 3
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Patrick Bultema is a true industry maker whose mission is to eliminate food waste. Growing up on a farm, it pains him to know how much food is thrown away that farmers have worked so hard to produce, so he's addressing the problem at the source. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount. This is a fascinating story about doing well, while doing good.
  • The Monarch- Ogden, Ut
    Thursday, July 2
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Thaine Fischer is a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in real estate acquisitions, development, and management. His latest endeavor "The Monarch" is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create together in the heart of Ogden Utah's Nine Rails Creative District. This is a story about fearlessly going all in on a vision, despite adversity.
  • Woodward Throwbacks - Detroit, Mi
    Wednesday, July 1
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Woodward Throwbacks is a passion project turned business. Developed by Detroit residents, Bo Shepherd and Kyle Dubay as a way to furnish their apartments and clean up Detroit streets. From riding their bikes around the city searching for reusable materials to operating a nationwide brand that now employs several Detroit locals, this story is about recognizing opportunity and believing in yourself.
  • Rocky Mountain Archery - Fort Collins, Co
    Wednesday, July 1
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stewart King has been actively involved in archery for over 32 years. As an accomplished tournament target archer, he's practiced at several different facilities over the years. So, when he decided to switch careers and start Rocky Mountain Archery, he had a pretty clear vision of the archery destination that he wanted to create. This family business story is about perseverance and creating a life around what you love.