Category: Small Business War Stories

Small Business War Stories is a weekly 30-45 minute show recorded in person with small business owners and operators. We discuss different topics and get the triumphs, struggles, and funny stories from our guests’ everyday lives. Hosted by Pablo Fuentes.

It’s On Clothing: Spreading a Message of Positivity through Designing and Making Clothes in Wichita, Kansas | DaVon Walker

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO DaVon Walker wanted to see positive, sleek, motivational clothing designs, and no matter how hard he looked, he could not find what he had in mind. So he did what entrepreneurs do…he made the clothes himself! We meet DaVon two years into his […]

The Commodore Hotel: Investing in History by Helping Revitalize a Community in Linden, Tennessee | Michael and Kathy Dumont

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Michael and Kathy Dumont made a big bet by moving from New England to Tennessee. They bet that they could buy and revitalize a historic hotel in a small Tennessee town. What happened after The Commodore Hotel opened? How many businesses now surround […]

Carter Vintage Guitars: Creating an Iconic Guitar Store in Nashville, Tennessee | Walter Carter

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Walter Carter and his wife Christie spent decades working in the vintage guitar business…and they had a vision. It was a vision of a guitar store where kids and internationally-renowned musicians alike could feel comfortable playing and appreciating collectible stringed instruments. The business […]

Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge: Creating Community Through Live Music and a Down-Home Vibe in Madison, Tennessee | Amy Dee and Daniel Walker

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Amy Dee got to Nashville and could not find what she wanted: A no-frills spot with a vintage vibe to listen to great country and blues music.  So she used all of her experience working in bars in New York City and all […]

Sitting Down with Coach: Learning From a Small Business Expert in Plymouth, Indiana | David Miller

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO David Miller has decades of experience coaching small businesses, and he has seen a LOT. Today’s episode is like sitting down with Coach…you will get decades of experience in under an hour….and you’ll want to have a notepad! How do you make something […]

Hopping Gnome Brewing: Brewing Sour (and other) Beers, Promoting Local, and Creating Community in Wichita, Kansas | Stacy Ward Lattin

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO What, exactly, is an HBIC? I didn’t know until I met Stacy Ward Lattin, THE HBIC at Hopping Gnome. What are Stacy and her husband doing right in the increasingly exciting Wichita scene? What is Stacy’s podcast about, and what else is she […]