The 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.
Host 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.
Shawn Peterson’s mobile greenhouse gets lots of attention. In 2011, after he converted the old school bus into a vehicle for urban agriculture, and he wanted to show kids how cool growing food and eating healthily could be. Green Urban Lunch Box was born, but he soon learned that funding something new and innovative can […]
Covering a child’s eyes or ears during a scary or profane movie scene is something many families customarily do. So in 2012 when Neal Harmon built VidAngel – a filtering platform to let movie-watchers cut unwanted content from streaming video-on-demand services like Netflix or Hulu – he never expected such a protracted court battle with […]
Filmmakers have long appreciated Utah’s majestic landscapes for imagining the “old West,” an alien planet, or a neighborhood in “anytown U.S.A.” Over the past decade Utah has ramped up its financial appeal to filmmakers through tax credits. Virginia Pearce, the Director of the Utah Film Commission, talks about the state’s behind-the-scenes efforts to make Utah […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 17, 2017) – Case Lawrence tapped into pent-up adrenaline, but didn’t fully realize it. When he built SkyPark, his first extreme recreation park near Fresno, CA. in 2011, “everyone thought I was crazy” he says. But now, “this whole ninja warrior movement is so much bigger than people understand,” he […]
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 […]