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.

Chicago Music Exchange: Running a Successful Musical Instrument Store for Rock Stars and Everyday People in Chicago, Illinois | Shelby Pollard and Karl Neurater

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Chicago Music Exchange has become an institution and a destination for guitar fans visiting The Windy City. How did CME get here? How is the store surviving and thriving in an era where more and more people are buying instruments online? What happens […]

Blues Heaven Foundation: Keeping the Legacy of Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Etta James, and Chess Records Alive in Chicago, Illinois | Janine Judge and Jacqueline Dixon

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Wow! We recorded an episode in the same room where Etta James recorded At Last…a new high for the show! What is Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation? Why did the Rolling Stones record their iconic record 12 x 5 in this room? What […]

Atomic Legion: Helping Everyday People with Emergency Response, Firearms, and General Survival and Preparedness Training in Austin, Texas | Justin Hurzeler

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Have you ever wondered what you would do if you or your loved ones were harmed and needed your help? Would you be an asset or a liability? Justin Hurzeler and his partners started Atomic Legion to help regular people answer: “asset.” When […]

GoodWood NOLA: Growing a Custom Furniture Design and Fabrication Shop in New Orleans, Louisiana | Michael Dalle Molle and Jordan Gurren

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO We are excited to have Mike and Jordan back on the show! Two years ago, we sat down with the founders of GoodWood NOLA to talk about their growing shop and the way they are impacting the custom furniture design and fabrication space. […]

Grande Krewe Wine Store: Building Community Through Music, Wine, and Spirits in New Orleans, Louisiana | Jane Cooper and Bob Heaps

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Jane and Bob went through a lot to open their high-end wine and spirits shop just steps from Frenchmen St. in New Orleans. What happened that almost derailed their opening? What amazing musicians have played the stories Steinway piano in their home? All […]