Young Entrepreneurs
Turning Their Dreams
Into Business.

Where can a young entrepreneur figure out how to turn their
dreams into reality? Just take a step into the Shrimp Tank.
The Shrimp Tank brings you interviews with some of the most
successful business owners in the United States to learn the
do's and don'ts of starting and running a successful business.

Earl Bell / EarlBell.com

Earl Bell is the founder of EARLBELL.com. He is a success coach and trainer who works with company owners and leaders that want to learn how to compete and win in the game of business. Continue reading

Dr. Craig Adams / Poulsbo Animal Clinic

Dr. Craig Adams is Medical Director and Owner of Poulsbo Animal Clinic in Poulsbo, Washington.  He has owned Poulsbo Animal Clinic with his wife Bethany, also a veterinarian, since 2009.  Although the practice has been in Poulsbo since 1952, before they purchased it, it was stagnant with approximately $500,000 in annual revenue and negative profit. Continue reading

Michael & Kathryn Oskouian / First Underwriters, Inc.

First Underwriters, Inc., located in Kirkland, Washington.  We pride ourselves in providing insurance for the Small, Medium Businesses. Our clients benefit from competitive, sophisticated insurance and risk management solutions. First Underwriters, Inc. team of insurance professionals consists of individuals with a wide range of expertise, many of whom are considered regional and national leaders in their respective fields with over 90 years of experience collectively.
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John Sechrest / Seattle Angel Conference & Lean Startup Seattle

As an entrepreneurial collaborator, I focus on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. My efforts are focused building the tools , skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world. Continue reading

Jeff Levy / The Entrepreneur’s Source

Jeff is a coach to individuals interested in exploring self-employment with an emphasis in franchising.   His experience includes participation in new technology companies, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, raising investment capital and coach to hundreds of startup ventures.  Jeff has coached over 700 individuals and approximately 200+ who have become franchisees. Continue reading

Diana Smeland / Port Ludlow Associates

Diana Smeland became President of Port Ludlow Associates in 2007, after serving as the interim President during 2006.  Smeland has a long career in the financial arena, starting with Weyerhaeuser, moving to Pope Resources, then to Controller for Port Ludlow Associates. Continue reading

Tom Jones & Sean Jones / TV Jones

Tom’s first encounter with the guitar was at the age of 14 when he purchased his first guitar. His interest led him on a passionate journey toward becoming a self taught musician, luthier, and eventually, pickup maker. Continue reading

Nick Johnson / Libro.fm & Cima Creative

Nick Johnson is the Creative Director at Libro.fm, a Seattle based startup that provides independent bookstores the ability to sell digital audiobooks. He is also the Owner of Cima Creative, a Branding and Marketing firm based out of Poulsbo, WA. Continue reading

Ryan Fournier / Fournier Insurance Solutions

Ryan Fournier has been the President of Fournier Insurance Solutions since 2006. His primarily responsibility at Fournier is acting as owner with a focus on new business development and relationship management of current select clients. Continue reading

Michele Doyle / MD Design Group

Michele Doyle is the founder of MD Design Group, formerly known as Michele Interiors, Inc. Good design is her passion. Before pursuing that passion, she spend 20 years in the corporate IT sector supporting Fortune 1000 Continue reading