Monthly Archives: May 2019

A business in the family for generations. Nothing like a startup – LOB 072

A business that’s been in the family for generations is a lot different than a startup.  One acts like a bank to control cash flow. When it’s not the career they’re dreaming about…how do you talk the kids into joining the business? The company that’s been distilling liquor in Boston since the 21st amendment passed.

Greg Stoller talks with Dan Weller of Weller Carpets; Anthony DiRico of Hub Folding Box Company; Scott Allen of MS Walker Distributors in Somerville.

The 60-year-old cocktail party problem solved. Thanks, Angel – LOB 071

Solving a 60-year-old cocktail party problem: keeping background noises out and the conversation easy to hear. Two men from UNH did it…thanks to an Angel investor. Does an Angel think 10% success means getting 1 out of 10 right…or getting 10 out of 100 right? You’d like an Angel investor? How does an Angel find you? You go looking, that’s how.

The Language of Business looks up to learn about Angel Investing. Host Greg Stoller talks with Kevin Short, CTO and Jochen Meissner, CEO of Setem Technologies, part of Xmos;
Ben Littauer, management consultant and Angel Investor; Gus Lawlor, Managing director of HealthCare Ventures.


When a business crisis hits – LOB 070

When a crisis hits your business…what do you do first? How quickly do you have to react? What if the story is fake news? Do people forgive you when you tell the truth about a mistake?

In this episode, The Language of Business looks at using PR firms. Host Greg Stoller talks with John Houle, CEO of JH Communications; Janey Bishoff, CEO of Bishoff Communications; Brett Carney, CEO of Carney Communications.


A new idea that works – LOB 069

She started a business from scratch…and at first, it wasn’t working. Then a web site reboot quadrupled the business. Plus, managing a lawsuit on the cloud…when you’re not even a lawyer. And video games that are fun for your kids, and help them stay healthy.

The Language of Business Podcast looks at businesses starting from scratch with a new idea that winds up working. Host Greg Stoller talks with Jeannine O’Neil, Founder of JO Social Branding; Cash Butler, CEO of ClariLegal; Nikita Virani, CEO of Wizdy Games.