Mitten Money Podcast

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and, in fact, make up 99% of all businesses in the United States. Yet only 50% of them will survive their fifth year in business. Mitten Money host William Zank, will focus on helping Michigan-based business owners find answers to the tough questions that will help them succeed. How do I expand my business? What options do I have for retirement? How do I move forward when I feel stuck?

About Mitten Money

Mitten Money was created to inspire and motivate business owners and operators. Through a series of peer-to-peer interviews, business owners from across the state will share the struggles and triumphs they have had throughout their own careers. Throughout their interviews, prepare to be inspired by their grit and grace.

On the first season of Mitten Money, we welcome on an array of guests from across the state of Michigan from multiple industries. Quarterly, we will release episodes to increase business acumen on valuation, finances, estate planning, and more.

Do you have suggestions of business owners or operators to add to guest list next season? Please email


Dr. Tara Peters and Dr. Cathy Bush Mitten Money Episode 21 The Leadership Doctors

Episode 21 aired October 12, 2021

Mitten Money Chuck Stadler Episode 20

Episode 20 aired September 28, 2021

Mitten Money Episode 19 Dan Porta Tech Smith

Episode 19 aired September 14, 2021

The Business of MSU Athletics with Bill Beekman

Episode 18 aired September 3, 2021

Mike Schuette, GCI Water Solutions

Episode 17 aired August 31, 2021

Wayne Hofmann Episode 16

Episode 16 aired August 17, 2021

Adamy Valuation Podcast Episode 15

Episode 15 aired August 3, 2021

Mitten Money- Episode 14

Episode 14 aired July 20, 2021

Episode 13 aired July 6, 2021

Episode 12 aired June 22, 2021

Episode 11 aired June 8, 2021

Episode 10 aired May 25, 2021

Episode 9 aired May 18, 2021

Episode 8 aired May 11, 2021

Episode 7 aired April 27, 2021

Episode 6 aired April 13, 2021

Episode 5 aired March 30, 2021

Episode 4 aired March 16, 2021

Episode 3 aired March 2, 2021

Episode 2 aired February 23, 2021

Episode 1 aired February 16, 2021

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