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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: May, 2019
May 29, 2019

Why was cutting part of his finger off a positive turning point for Patch Rubin?

Why do Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Gary Clark, Jr. love Wide Sky Guitars?

This episode follows Patch's path to becoming a guitar maker....and we also touch upon the psychology of bouncing back from setbacks and keeping going as a core value.

 

May 21, 2019

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 he is not going on SWAT calls or riding an ambulance as a first responder, Justin uses Atomic Legion as a vehicle to share his knowledge about trauma response, rappelling, firearms, self-defense, butchering of animals, and many other skills.

What is the Vanguard? What kind of person attends Atomic Legion events? How has Justin seen people transform as they learn?

All of this and more in today's episode.

May 16, 2019

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.

What happened with their business in those two years? Why are they getting a bigger shop? What has gone right and wrong?

Check out today's episode to learn more!

May 8, 2019

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 of this and more in today's episode.

May 2, 2019

Josh used his marketing chops to grow his family's HVAC business into a multi-million dollar operation.

How did he do it? How did he use reviews to power his growth?

Josh teaches you all of his secrets and shares his stories from the front line of small business marketing in today's episode.

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