Welcome to the 223rd episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc.'s editor in chief, James Ledbetter.

I'm Christine Lagorio-Chafkin. I recently met with John Burke, the president of Trek Bicycles. He told me the story of how his father built the iconic American bicycle brand. When he himself graduated college and took a sales job at the company, the whole thing started to unravel. I explain how he and his dad turned around the company--and built it to a $1 billion company.

Next, editor-at-large Maria Aspan ​shares wisdom from a column she edited for the June issue of Inc. magazine. It's a guide to considerations you should take if you're ready to start angel investing.

Finally, an interview with David Collado, the founder of Happy Howie's dog treats, about how he sought to become the top all-natural dog treat company in the Midwest by launching out of Detroit.

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Published on: May 31, 2019