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“54665" is a podcast for entrepreneurs who are on the go. Whether you are at the idea stage or are having the seven year itch, “54665” is about meeting people where they are. All of us are just trying to get through the day— be good people, spouses, parents, friends, citizens. One of the biggest barriers for people looking to start a business or who have amazing ideas, or want to grow their business or are looking for support with an existing business is TIME. That is why our podcast, “54665” is all about accessibility and getting businesses, potential businesses and start-ups the information and resources that they need to be successful. We are going to talk about the fun stuff, the ugly stuff and the heartbreaking stuff. The show will educate with topics that range from marketing to llcs, from balance sheets to best hiring practices and everything in between. We are going to laugh, cry and figure it all out. This is rural development Viroqua style. New episodes on Wednesdays.

“54665" is a podcast for entrepreneurs who are on the go. Whether you are at the idea stage or are having the seven year itch, “54665” is about meeting people where they are. All of us are just trying to get through the day— be good people, spouses, parents, friends, citizens. One of the biggest barriers for people looking to start a business or who have amazing ideas, or want to grow their business or are looking for support with an existing business is TIME. That is why our podcast, “54665” is all about accessibility and getting businesses, potential businesses and start-ups the information and resources that they need to be successful. We are going to talk about the fun stuff, the ugly stuff and the heartbreaking stuff. The show will educate with topics that range from marketing to llcs, from balance sheets to best hiring practices and everything in between. We are going to laugh, cry and figure it all out. This is rural development Viroqua style. New episodes on Wednesdays.
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“54665" is a podcast for entrepreneurs who are on the go. Whether you are at the idea stage or are having the seven year itch, “54665” is about meeting people where they are. All of us are just trying to get through the day— be good people, spouses, parents, friends, citizens. One of the biggest barriers for people looking to start a business or who have amazing ideas, or want to grow their business or are looking for support with an existing business is TIME. That is why our podcast, “54665” is all about accessibility and getting businesses, potential businesses and start-ups the information and resources that they need to be successful. We are going to talk about the fun stuff, the ugly stuff and the heartbreaking stuff. The show will educate with topics that range from marketing to llcs, from balance sheets to best hiring practices and everything in between. We are going to laugh, cry and figure it all out. This is rural development Viroqua style. New episodes on Wednesdays.

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English


Episodes

Episode 13 - ADA Compliance

1/16/2019
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm chat with Joe Lawniczak about ADA compliance. Learn what's required of you and what resources are available. Joe has been the Downtown Design Specialist with Wisconsin Main Street since 2001. He works daily with building owners, city officials, and stakeholders in Main Street communities throughout Wisconsin, preserving and restoring historic building facades, providing preservation and design education, and establishing local preservation tools such as...

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 12 - Wisco Pop! and Sparkle

1/9/2019
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm discuss all things Wiso Pop! and Sparkle with founder Austin Ashley. This episode covers a wide range of topics from the origins of Wisco Pop! and running a business with your spouse to safe words and Luke's obsession with word clouds.

Duration:00:30:58

Episode 11 - Strategic Doing

1/2/2019
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm chat with Darrin Wasniewski of the WEDC about strategic doing for non-profits. This one is full of valuable info whether you're in the non-profit world or not. Darrin Wasniewski is the Downtown Development Program Manager for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. In his role, he works to assist historic commercial districts in their revitalization efforts. Prior to joining WEDC’s Downtown Development team, Darrin served as Executive Director of...

Duration:00:21:56

Episode 10 - 20 tips in 5 minutes

12/26/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt, Luke Zahm and special guest Errin Welty of the WEDC attempt to give 20 tips in 5 minutes. You'll want to listen to this one a couple times. SPOILER ALERT: There are more than 20 tips. Errin Welty is a Downtown Development Account Manager with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and works with businesses and property owners in Main Street and Connect Communities across the state. Errin’s background is in downtown revitalization, small business development,...

Duration:00:06:39

Episode 9 - WWBIC

12/19/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm chat with Julie Emslie about WWBIC (Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation). WWBIC is a statewide non-profit that’s mission centers around providing resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Within that, their primary focus is in assisting those who lack access. The specific resources they provide typically fall into 3 buckets: education, 1-on-1 consulting, and lending –which is their cornerstone piece. Julie has spent the past 10...

Duration:00:33:18

Episode 8 - Ten in Twenty

12/12/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt welcomes back attorney Emily Ruud for 10 legal tips in 20 minutes.

Duration:00:20:01

Episode 7 - Raise Your Inner Game

12/5/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm chat with David Levin about his book Raise Your Inner Game. In 1992, David Levin was a struggling singer-songwriter whose career (and life) were going nowhere. But then he had a strange, “Wizard of Oz Moment” that totally changed the course of his life. Four albums, five books, and twenty-nine years of happy marriage later, he’s distilled what he’s learned into simple, actionable material that teaches people how to have more focus and self-control, so they...

Duration:00:53:43

Episode 6 - Business Resources, Community Engagement, and Laughter Yoga

11/28/2018
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Luke Zahm and Nora Roughen-Schmidt welcome back Errin Welty to chat about available business resources and the importance of engaging your community. Errin Welty is a Downtown Development Account Manager with the WEDC, and works with businesses and property owners in Main Street and Connect Communities across the state.

Duration:00:21:45

Episode 5 - LLC’s and Starting A Business with A Friend-How to Protect Yourself

11/21/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Emily Ruud chat about LLC’s. What are LLC’s? Why start an LLC? Starting a business with a friend? How do you protect yourself? Listen and find out.

Duration:00:29:58

Episode 4: The Winnebago Dream

11/14/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm chat with Darrin Wasniewski about what it is like to start, operate and ultimately close a family business. Darrin Wasniewski is the Downtown Development Program Manager for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. In his role, he works to assist historic commercial districts in their revitalization efforts. Prior to joining WEDC’s Downtown Development team, Darrin served as Executive Director of Main Street Orrville in Orrville, OH.

Duration:00:23:19

Episode 3 - Small Town Business Ownership

11/7/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt chats with Alycann Taylor about her being a business owner in a small town. Alycann and her husband Pete started Bluedog Cycles in Viroqua in 2005. Alycann shares wisdom from more than a decade in business. SPOILER ALERT! Ever wonder where they got the name Bluedog? Listen and find out!

Duration:00:34:32

Episode 2 - Placemaking for Small Business

10/31/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm speak with Errin Welty from the WEDC about placemaking. Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public and retail spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being. Errin Welty is a Downtown Development Account Manager with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and...

Duration:00:27:36

Episode 1 - From hobby to business

10/24/2018
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Nora Roughen-Schmidt speaks with Peter Ruud of Associated Bank about what it takes to turn your hobby or passion into a business.

Duration:00:35:13

Episode 0 - Get to know your hosts (sort of)

10/17/2018
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What began as a practice session to get comfortable with the equipment, turned into a fun-filled pseudo-interview between hosts: Nora Roughen-Schmidt and Luke Zahm. Learn more about what they do, why they do it and most importantly, what they feed their kids for dinner!

Duration:00:35:55

Trailer

10/10/2018
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Duration:00:02:07