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Small Business War Stories

Small businesses are the soul of America. This is where they tell their stories. Small Business War Stories is a weekly show recorded in person with small business owners. We discuss different topics and get the triumphs, struggles, and funny stories from our guests' everyday lives. Hosted by Pablo Fuentes, an entrepreneur and musician based in Austin, Texas.
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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 27, 2017

The Hotel Kitsmiller Main is a family-owned retro motor court built in the 1940s in the town of Fredericksburg, Texas.

Matt and Taylor Gutierrez met in Austin while they were both working in the corporate hotel world. Little did they know, they would be afforded the opportunity to run Taylor's family's longstanding business. 

Dec 21, 2017

When Erik Axel Brunt began his apprenticeship at a tattoo shop, he thought he was only interested in doing body piercings. 

However, once Erik began apprenticing on a weekly basis, he found himself interested in the tattoo art surrounding him. Being around the art and seeing tattoos done on a daily basis, Erik began envisioning the tattoos he would eventually create.

Now, Erik works out of Triple Crown Tattoo in Austin, Texas.

Dec 13, 2017

In the break room at his old job, Damien Reyes suddenly found himself in an early midlife crisis. Faced with the dilemma of the future spread out before him, Damien decided to make a change. 

He began his journey at a somewhat unlikely place for a retired truck driver in his late twenties: beauty school. And a few years later, Short Hair Company was born. 

Dec 6, 2017

Kristy Brandabur received her degree in Exercise Science Sports Medicine, taught health and physical education for 11 years, and worked in a variety of fitness and wellness-related fields. 

At Metamorphosis Holistic Wellness Center, Kristi uses a blended technique of physical therapy, mental therapy and holistic approaches like massage and acupuncture. 

This week Kristi brings us into her world.

Three reasons to tune in this week:

  • Learn what the EFT or emotional freedom technique is and how Kristy administers it to her clients. 
  • Learn how Kristy balances medical recommendations with physical and mental training. 
  • Learn about the healing and transformative powers of essential oils. 
Dec 1, 2017

Josh Harcus, chairman at Huify and bestselling author of A Closing Culture, joins us this week four our inaugural Flash Episode of Small Business War Stories. 

This week, we discuss the art of business gifting, the best tactics and the perfect timing to gift your customers. 

Josh Harcus instructs us on how to gift thoughtfully and authentically to grow your business relationships. 

Three reasons to tune in this week:

  • How to give gifts that are thoughtful, lasting, and that people might not typically buy for themselves. 
  • How to think of the long-term value of a customer gift. 
  • Enter our contest to win a $100 "gifting" gift certificate to the best gift submission idea. 
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