BottomLine_SquareThe Bottom Line focuses on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah. The personal journey of its founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and the occasional lucky breaks that all weave together to become part of the company’s fabric – its culture and its voice – that ultimately leads to the team’s success. Our goal is to bring the audience along on an intelligent, thought provoking conversation that is more about the journey than the destination.

Doug 3Host Doug Wells is a financial advisor and past entrepreneur who enjoys discussing both the joys and challenges of building a successful company. Doug is currently a Vice President and Member of Investment Committee with Albion Financial Group. Doug earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University. He also co-hosts a program with KPCW, in Park City, called Mountain Money.

The Bottom Line airs every Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:30 am.
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The program is produced by Ross Chambless.

The Bottom Line: Pop Art Gourmet Popcorn

The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 16, 2014) – You are not alone if you think gourmet popcorn is a niche business. Mike and Venessa Dobson first began making “fun seasoned” popcorn for friends, and later sold it at local farmers markets in the summer of 2011. By 2014, the couple had successfully placed their […]

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The Bottom Line: Clint Betts, Beehive Startups & StartSLC

The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 9, 2014) – Clint Betts is founder and editor-in-chief of Beehive Startups, an independent media organization focused on Utah’s startup and tech ecosystem.  Clint and his team are also the driving force behind an exciting new event for entrepreneurs, investors and the broader community called StartSLC. The 3-day event […]

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The Bottom Line: Kent Thomas, founder of Advanced CFO Solutions

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 25, 2014) – Any entrepreneur who is fortunate enough to have an idea grow into something worth tens of millions or even a billion dollars needs timely, accurate and actionable financial and business information to run their company.  This information provides valuable feedback on what is going well, what […]

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The Bottom Line: Mark Clawson, CEO of Diamond Rental

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 11, 2014) –  Once the domain of relatively small mom and pop shops, the event rental business has grown up.  It is now highly sophisticated and brings in over $5 billion dollars a year nationwide.  One of the best-run regional players in the country is located here in Salt […]

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The Bottom Line: Gavin Christensen, Part 2

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 4, 2014) –  Twenty years ago during the dot-com boom, entrepreneurs in the Bay Area were turning away investors while companies in Utah were starving for capital.  That has all changed now – thanks in large part to the efforts of Gavin Christensen, Founder and Managing Partner of Kickstart […]

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