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!
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.
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.
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.