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Made In Mississippi

As an entrepreneur myself, I’ve learned so much from podcast. It’s an amazing platform to grow and educate yourself. Yet, all of the podcast I listen to are about entrepreneurs and business leaders in NY, LA, and Silicon Valley. There’s not a podcast to highlight those winning in Mississippi. I feel strongly this is one of the reasons many entrepreneurs are leaving our state - they feel it’s easier to succeed in bigger cities. This is the reason I almost left a few years ago. But It’s not true. These are the stories of Mississippians who have made something. I hope you are challenged and encouraged by their stories of entrepreneurs winning in our state.
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Oct 19, 2016

Tony Jeff is the CEO of Innovate Mississippi. Innovate Mississippi is a nonprofit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the state of Mississippi. They have helped a ton of Mississippi Startups and Investors team up. I trust you guys will enjoy this interview with Tony Jeff.

Oct 5, 2016

Patrick is the owner of Fondren Guitars in Jackson, MS. A guitar expert and Jackson native, Patrick gave up Austin, TX to come back to Mississippi and start his business. In this episode you'll learn some great tips about seeing opportunities in the market and how his experience in High School helped prepare him for what he spends his days doing. 

Sep 21, 2016

Will Primos is the founder and CEO of Primos Hunting. Primos Hunting manufactures calls for elk, deer, turkey, predator, and waterfowl as as blinds, shooting assessors, game cameras, attractants and supplements. They also produce the popular video series PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING.

Sep 7, 2016

Jeff Good is an extremely accomplished restaurateur. He spends his days running 3 of Mississippians most successful restaurants. After college, Jeff spent 7 years working as a computer salesman for a Fortune 100 technology company. After that time Jeff opened BRAVO! with his partner Dan Blumenthal in the spring of 1994. They later opened Broadstreet Bakery and Sal and Mookies. In this episode, you'll hear about the hard work and sacrifices that it takes to establish and run a restaurant. This episode is loaded with practical tips and advice that I know you will enjoy.

Aug 17, 2016

Tripp Douglas is a graphic designer by trade, but as you'll hear, a serious entrepreneur. Running Crema Design Studio, and Fusion Coffeehouse keeps this Mississippi Entrepreneur busy. Crema Design Studio specializes in creating beautiful and effective web, print, and logo designs. Fusion Coffeehouse is located in Ridgeland, MS and offers an incredibly high level of coffee and cozy, but elegant atmosphere. Tripp and I discuss the struggles of running two business, creating intentional white space in our lives, and the importance of gratitude. 

Aug 4, 2016

Joel Bomgar, formerly of Bomgar Corperation and now a State Representative, started a technology company in 2003 and grew that company to a pretty insane scale. In this episode we’ll talk about how entrepreneurship is scratching your own itch, what’s holding Mississippi back as a state, and what it feels like to sell your company. We also talk about the importance of enjoying the journey of entrepreneurship. This is crucial. If we don't enjoy the journey, then what's the point? 

Aug 4, 2016
Kristen Ley is the founder of Thimblepress in Jackson Mississippi. Kristen and her team sell prints, greeting cards, notepads, tote bags and many other fun and creative products. Through their products they want to encourage kindness and inspire fun with the colorful, happy, and innovative products they create. This interview was done in Kristins office, but we did have a guest appearance a few times by her awesome dog Willow. 
 
Kristin tells of the transition from her day job to a dream, the ability to see trends in her life, and the value of being creative. She currently supplies her products to Urban Outfitters, Paper Source, and over 1000 independent retailers. 
Aug 4, 2016
Mark Henderson is co-founder of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company in the Kiln. To spite the adversities that you’ll hear about in the podcast, Mark and his wife brought something pretty unique and amazing to Mississippi. Craft Beer. This interview was done in their lab right off of the brewery floor, so you’ll hear some beeps from fork lifts, employees working in the background, and maybe Justin our engineer fall out of his chair. That happened. 
 
Mark tells some powerful stories in this episode. One of my favorite is the tanacity it took to overcome Hurricane Katrina destroying their entire operation and home. There’s loads of practical advice. Such as keep your day job, the level of hard work it takes to build a business, and finding a new plan when plan A doesn’t work. 
Aug 4, 2016

This is a brief episode about the podcast, the reasoning behind the show, and a little about the host.

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