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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: June, 2019
Jun 26, 2019

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 industry that attracts "misfits, pirates, and marauders" who tend to struggle with mental health issues?

All of this, jiu-jitsu, mushroom foraging, and more in today's episode.

Jun 19, 2019

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 when an expensive guitar breaks?

Who are the celebrities who frequent CME?

Does CME really have a guitar in the store that is priced at over $250,000?

Great stories and plenty of laughs in today's episode!

Jun 13, 2019

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 kind of ghosts are in the building that housed Chess Records?

All of this and more in today's episode!

Jun 6, 2019

I finally got to interview a food truck owner!

And what a show it was...so much gold in this one.

Why leave your well-paying job to start a food truck?

What makes is worthwhile? What are pitfalls to watch for?

This and more in today's episode.

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