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.

The Wizard Academy: Storytelling, Business, and Magic at The World’s Most Unique Business School | Daniel Whittington

Today’s episode is nothing short of magical. I sat down with Daniel Whittington, the new Chancellor of The Wizard Academy. We talk storytelling, business, and what it means to run a business school that tackles business from the right side of the brain. What is The Tower? Why are there […]

Nomad: Making Art out of Old Objects and Light Bulbs and Traveling the Country to Sell at Art Shows | Mick Whitcomb

Mick Whitcomb takes old objects like typewriters and scales and makes funky awesome light fixtures out of them. His wife Paige makes beautiful tintype photography. Mick and Paige spend 300 days on the road with their dog, going to different art shows, setting up their booth, and making a living. […]

Jeremiah’s Photo Corner: Running an Analog Photography Store And Making Money As A Tintype Photographer in Santa Rosa, California | Jeremiah Flynn

Film cameras? Who shoots film cameras? It turns out an increasing number of people are becoming interested in film as an art medium and as a way to slow down an appreciate photography. Jeremiah Flynn talks about his store where he sells all kinds of film cameras and supplies, from […]

Luck Reunion: Growing from a Party at Willie Nelson’s Ranch to a New Kind of Music and Content Company in Luck, Texas | Matt Bizer and Ellee Fletcher

Did Bill Murray really climb through the window of Willie Nelson’s chapel during Luck Reunion? This is the 100th episode of Small Business War Stories, and this is the perfect way to celebrate, with an episode recorded at Willie Nelson’s ranch Matt Bizer, Ellee Fletcher (Willie’s grandniece) and I talked […]

Jester King Brewery: Making Farmhouse Ales in the Heart of the Hill Country near Austin, Texas | Jeffrey Stuffings

Jeffrey Stuffings left his job as an attorney to make farmhouse ales, a specialty form of beer in the Texas Hill Country right outside of Austin. He shared the formation story of his iconic brewery, and gave some amazing business tips and ideas, such as how to really unleash your […]

Double Barrel Design: Merging Architecture and Design to Form a New Venture in Austin, Texas | Megan Willin and Chelsea Scharbach

Two badass designer women got together in Austin, Texas to create Double Barrel Design. Megan Willin and Chelsea Scharbach merged their skills to create a firm that does space design (think 3D and architectural interior design) with 2D graphic design. Their work is awesome…and so is their story! Got to […]