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The Currency: [040] Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition with Len Caric

The Currency: [040] Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition with Len Caric

Len Caric is the president and CEO of Uncle Charley’s Sausage Co., as well as an adjunct professor at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. I sat down with Len at his Vandergrift, PA facilities this week and had a great conversation. Listen in as Len shares:

  • his entrepreneurial journey
  • how he acquired Uncle Charley’s Sausage
  • his advice for what not to do on the first day
  • how he’s handled owning a heritage brand
  • and entrepreneurship through acquisition
  • It’s a great conversation full of excellent content. This episode is packed with great advice, interesting experiences, and entertaining anecdotes—make sure to check it out!

    Please visit Uncle Charley’s Sausage Company website to learn more about Len’s company and their excellent product.

    Also, during the conversation we talk about Len’s success in updating the company’s brand and packaging. Here’s an example of the old and new labels:

    comparison of Uncle Charley's Sausage labels, old and new

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    The Currency: [034] Brew Unto Others with Tom Kehoe of Yards Brewing Company

    The Currency: [034] Brew Unto Others with Tom Kehoe of Yards Brewing Company

    Two buddies tried making beer for their frat brothers back in the late 80s. Today, what began as a dorm-room escapade has now become Yards Brewing company—a multimillion-dollar business with over 150 employees, a huge retail location, and Philadelphia’s most advanced brewing operation.

    Join host Mike Gastin as Tom Kehoe, founder and brewmaster of Yards Brewing Company, shares his wonderful story. Tom talks about the journey from dorm room brewing to becoming Philadelphia’s beer. He also shares his perspective on the craft brewing industry and where it’s going, and even offers his opinion on who makes the best cheesesteak in Philly!

    Listen in as Mike and Tom have a great conversation over a couple glasses of Yard’s finest brews! In fact, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts, if you prefer.

    Check out Yards Brewing Company to learn more about Tom’s amazing company and to find out how you can get some of the best beer in Philly!


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    The Currency: [022] Taking Back the Mailbox with Alex Kurkowski of Tellinga.com

    The Currency: [022] Taking Back the Mailbox with Alex Kurkowski of Tellinga.com

    Alex Kurkowski had an idea—an idea for a business that would bring together people using art, shared stories, and the good old fashioned mailbox. But there was a problem. He was deep into working on his MBA at Rice University and time and money were scarce. That didn’t stop Alex. He launched an amazing startup: Tellinga.com! Join me as Alex shares his story. He explains how he was able to launch his business without funding and talks about his vision for the future of Tellinga.

    This episode provides a unique view into an early-stage start up with a sincere founder that’s not afraid of hard work. It’s a great story of the power of an idea and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from Alex and his company over the next few years.

    Check out Alex’s company: Tellinga.com. You can also follow Tellinga on Instagram: @tellingastories

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to listen to Episode 023: Creating Loyalty & Momentum with Fred Beer of ITX.

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    The Currency: [010] America’s Entrepreneur Coach with David Mammano

    The Currency: [010] America’s Entrepreneur Coach with David Mammano

    David Mammano is America’s Entrepreneur Coach! He’s the founder of the Avanti Entrepreneur Network, a total resource for entrepreneurs including online course, business coaching, mastermind groups, live summits, and a successful podcast. Join Mike as Dave shares his entrepreneurial journey, how he built his brand, his biggest challenge, as well as his greatest achievement as an entrepreneur.

    To learn more about David, visit the Avanti Entrepreneur Network website.

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to check out episode 011 of The Currency podcast!

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    All music used in this show was created by the talented Lee Rosevere and are shared under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.

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