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.

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 […]

Delmark Records: Carrying on the Legacy of a Legendary Blues and Jazz Label in Chicago, Illinois | Julia Miller

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Julia Miller is a badass woman. Together with her partner Elbio, Julia is carrying forward the legacy of Delmark Records, an iconic Chicago label. What are the challenges of being a record label in the 21st century? What are Julia’s plans to build […]

Fringe Sport: Building a Fitness Equipment Business and Growing Through Self-Awareness in Austin, Texas| Peter Keller

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO What inspired Peter to start a fitness equipment business? What are the books that Peter reads and the actions that Peter takes to help him discover his own blind spots? How did Peter overcome a painful change in his business involving a family […]

Stone’s Throw Pizza: Good Food, Community, Self-Care, and Mental Health in the Restaurant Industry in Fairfax, Vermont| Silas Pollitt

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO What makes Silas Pollitt want to uproot everything and move every few years? What are the differences between working at high-end restaurants and starting your own pizza restaurant in a town of 5,000 people in Northern Vermont? What is it about the restaurant […]

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 […]