Local musician-comedian-artsy-fun-guys Mike Adams & Addison Rogers just hosted their 3rd Annual Mike Adams Christmas Special. Bloomington's own cable-access/Youtube late night comedy talk show is a hoot and a holler every time, and I love going to their tapings—check out their facebook page here. Last summer, I was a guest on episode 9, taped on stage at the Bishop Bar. Here's Episode 9, with a pro wrestler, a cool band from Chicago, and I come on around 25 minutes in. You bet I jetted on stage with a rocket pack full of cold brew! Turns out Mike doesn't even like coffee... but he liked our cold brew! "I could see myself drinking this, I'm serious," he said.Read More
When he graduated from Cornell University in 2010, Samuel Sveen got used to hearing the question so common that it was the opening number in the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" -- "What do you do with a B.A. in English? Sveen launched a couple of entrepreneurial ventures -- cheese-slicers and custom greeting cards -- served as editor and a writer for the website ArtObserved and worked in gourmet coffee shops. He lived in Ithaca, N.Y., and then Brooklyn, where he met his girlfriend.Read More
When Samuel Sveen goes to work, he is hard to miss. Riding through downtown and turning up in local stores, he serves up coffee from his big, bright yellow pedal cart.
Sveen’s cart is the face of his Uel Zing coffee business and allows him to go to customers with his product. Any busy street corner is his storefront. “The most important thing about a location is location, location, location, and with the cart I can put it in whatever location, location, location I choose to,” Sveen said about his uncommon business model.Read More
From getting the day started, to planning, to getting things done, here are a few items and ideas to help you GO, GO, GO! Most of these products were created by small-business entrepreneurs, and we hope they’ll help the next entrepreneurs along.Read More
Samuel Sveen, owner/operator of the Uel Zing Iced Coffee stand, operates his stand on the corner near the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.