When Kirsten Vold took over her aging father's business, she had to overcome a number obstacles. Vold's company, Harry Vold Rodeo Company, provides broncos and bulls to professional rodeos, a traditionally male dominated industry. Kisten also had to figure out how to leave her mark on a business her father had run for 60 years. Find out how Vold has asserted herself and won over the skeptics.
Small Biz Health Care
The cost of health care is a huge concern for most small business owners, and the Obama administration has made health care reform a top priority. Dave Mason, Legislative and Policy Director for the Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business coalitions working with small business owners to support meaningful health care reform, discusses potential health care legislation and the effects it could have on small businesses.
--Susan Steinbrecher, Founder and CEO of Steinbrecher & Associates, a management consulting firm, and author of "Roadmap to Success"
--Kimberly Weisul, editor of BusinessWeek SmallBiz
Shine A Light
NBC Universal and American Express have come together to launch the "Shine A Light" campaign, which will spotlight a particularly inspirational entrepreneur and their small business. In honor of this initiative, we will revisit the story of Sheril Cohen-Kunz, founder of Girl on the Go, an in home wig shopping service. Cohen-Kunz started the business after a bout with cancer left her struggling to find a suitable wig. Girl on the Go has grown steadily, and now provides wig consultation services in six states.
Douglas Krentz pitches The Nomad, a cordless portable jet washer that's about the size of a toolbox. The Nomad can hold 3 gallons of water and fit in the trunk of a car. He is seeking capital to expand marketing and brand development.