Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Alex Fees talks with Amy Wineka about her company, K9 Granola Factory, at the 2008 Pet Expo convention in Baltimore.
Tags:small business company,small business idea,granola dog treats,k9 granola,pet expo,sbtv,small business,small business advice
Grab video code:
Alex Fees: I’m Alex Fees for Small Business Television, SBTV.com. We are on location in Baltimore at the 2009 Pet Industries Spring Trade Show. It is brought to you by H.H. Backer Associates, publishers of Pet Age Magazine. Amy, the dogs eat granola?
Amy Wineka: Dogs absolutely love granola they love the honey, the oats, the mixture, they absolutely love it.
Alex Fees: Show me some of your products here.
Amy Wineka: Some of our products, some of our top sellers and I don’t know if he can capture the vault of pastry items over here. These are probably our number one seller. We do an assortment of donuts, volcanoes, dog bones, mixed fruit tarts. We do some packaged items. We do some cookies as well. We’re featuring a pumpkin based cookie, a pumpkin and sweet potato.
Alex Fees: Let’s go over one at a time. What are these?
Amy Wineka: This is our bought novelty items. This is a granola based pastry item that has a granola base which is basically oats and honey.
Alex Fees: Is there icing on top?
Amy Wineka: That is icing on top, all human grade icing on top with some coconut, blueberries, use a lot of ingredients that are just really, really beneficial nutrition for dogs.
Alex Fees: Dogs like this stuff, Amy?
Amy Wineka: Love this stuff.
Alex Fees: Okay what do we have here? This looks good to me.
Amy Wineka: These are new cookies that we’re introducing at the show and this is our pumpkin base cookie line. We have a pumpkin and sweet potato, biscuit four to five with parsley and carrots and can we show the next one.
Alex Fees: Sure.
Amy Wineka: You want to go too fast. We do a sweet potato with blueberry and a sweet potato with apple.
Alex Fees: May I acknowledge you told me what’s in them they don’t look good to me.
Amy Wineka: Then well, try one. They’re very, very good. We’ve had people eating them all day so you’re more than welcome to go ahead.
Alex Fees: Is that good?
Amy Wineka: I’ll put you on the spot. If they’re delicious they have no sugar in them so they’re a little bland but I think out of all the taste testing we’ve done with the humans today the sweet potato and pumpkin have been the best.
Alex Fees: Did those people know they were part of the taste test?
Amy Wineka: I don’t know. Well, no, not really but it all worked out well.
Alex Fees: What did you get behind you there?
Amy Wineka: Behind this we did do a bed and bath collection of goat’s milk shampoo, bars, soft pulse for the pads of their feet and we also do an herbal bath salt lime as well. We do offer our treats and a package collection. We do anything from classic granola and many different flavors and forms and we do some granola drops, peanut butter, crab, crunch balls and pompoms.
Alex Fees: So Amy, how did all these come to be? What’s your background?
Amy Wineka: My background—I mean I do have a college degree in human resources which did absolutely nothing with once I graduated from college. So, I’ve been born and raised in an entrepreneur family, just talk about goals, just going for it. My father started the company about 20 years ago called Affordable Pet Supply which is a distributor that we sell a full line of treats two ways dog beds, food and after a while selling dog bones. I kind of came up with the idea that I wanted to get into something a little bit more that smelled a little bit or I guess found a little better, tasted a little better so yes it’s kind of lead to the idea of the granola company.
Alex Fees: What do you consider this, is it dessert essentially for—
Amy Wineka: A treat. It’s a treat item.
Alex Fees: And where do people go to get more information about K9 Granola Factory?
Amy Wineka: You can always go K9GranolaFactory.com. It’s probably the best place to go to learn more about it and then contact us directly.
Alex Fees: Can you get K9 Granola factory products in retailers?
Amy Wineka: You can get K9 Granola factory products in retails. You can have on our site or always call us directly. We can give you a list of stores that you can find our products then.