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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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Jan 18, 2022

On this episode, Casey and Erin (S8E2) discuss the past and future of Made in Mississippi. Join Casey and Erin as they discuss where the show is heading, and what it looks like for entrepreneurs in the state. Listen in to find the why behind the podcast. If you're interested in finding out more about Erin Fults, check out Season 8 Episode 2. Subscribe to our email chain madeinmississippi.com and give us a follow at madeinms on social media.

Dec 21, 2021

Robby Followell of Followell Fotography shares on this episode about his experiences building his brand. In his photography, Robby works hard to ensure that all aspects point back towards the specific passions of what he is best at and what he enjoys most. Listen in to hear about what it looked like for Robby to identify who and what his brand is. We know you'll enjoy this episode. Check Robby out at followellfotography.com or on Instagram @rfollowell or @followellfotography

Dec 7, 2021

Marlo Kirkpatrick is a professional storyteller who found her skill of writing. One of the unique things that Marlo does is that she helps businesses tell her story. Listen in to hear Marlo share about the importance of stories for businesses. As a writer, one of her favorite things is seeing ordinary people do extraordinary things. If you want to learn more, look at kirkpatrickporchcreative.com 

Nov 23, 2021

Sajani Barot of The Skin Consult joins to discuss how she as a trained, licensed pharmacist is impacting the skin care world. What originally started as Sajani working towards a better skincare routine for herself has transformed into a tele-health consultation business that helps people find confidence and understanding in their personalized skincare routine. Listen in to hear how The Skin Consult is making a difference.

Nov 9, 2021

Sarah Smythe of Lagniappe, an interior design, gift shop, and wedding and event planning business, joined in on this episode to discuss her journey over the past few years. Sarah, from MS, spent time in NYC but decided to come back to open her business in MS. Sarah shared about the importance of finding what you love and jumping right in. If you're interested in learning more, follow them on Instagram @misslagniappe or on Facebook.

Oct 26, 2021

CreateHealth is an outsource marketing department that does a variety of things ranging from digital advertising to traditional prints to social media. Robyn and Tobey have their foundations in healthcare, but they have expanded to other types of businesses. Their best advice is that if you want something to happen. you have to make it happen. Listen in to find out what makes CreateHealth different, or check them out at creathealth.ms

Oct 12, 2021

Jeri Carter of Queen's Reward Meadery shares on this episode about their Mississippi made mead. Mead is wine made by fermenting honey rather than grapes, and you can taste their mead in Tupelo or purchase at liquor stores. Queen's Reward Meadery was opened in 2016 and Jeri describes this venture as the most terrifying fun she has ever had. Listen in on this episode to learn about their experience as entrepreneurs in the state.

Sep 28, 2021

NewSouth NeuroSpine is a state of the spine care devoted to care of the spine. One of John Davis' best advice is to pick the right people first, and then build your business around the skill set and people. There is no greater trainer than complications. For entrepreneurs, it is important to do what you do well, and make sure it doesn't stay hidden. Use your skills to keep people and bring people to Mississippi. You can learn more about their business at www.ns2.md

Sep 14, 2021

Becky Russell doesn't have a job, and instead she does what she loves every day. Russell Media Consultants is a Public Relations Marketing Video Production company. While Becky is not a MS native, she says that Mississippi has her heart and this is where she always wants to live. Becky's main advice is to listen, ask questions, and listen even more. Check the company out at russellmediaconsultants.com or email Becky at becky@russellmediaconsultants.com

Aug 31, 2021

Stephen Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Wildlife Photography joins us on this episode to discuss his journey and experiences as a wildlife photographer. Listen in to hear some of his exciting stories from shoots, and about some of his work with Netflix, BBC, NBC, and Nat Geo. Currently, you can find Stephen transitioning into cinematography and videography.  Check his work out at kirkpatrickwildlife.com

 

Aug 17, 2021

Inaka Tea is the first bottled grain tea company in the US, and it launched in October 2020. There was a lot of trail and error in this business starting, and Chat Phillips speaks to what that experience was like for them. Chat's best advice is to adapt your business to the process rather than expecting the commercial world to adapt to your process. You can check out their business and brand at inakatea.com or on Instagram @inaka_tea 

Aug 3, 2021

Tate Taylor, director of The Help, is an entrepreneur to be admired. Taylor describes the roles friendship and connections have played throughout his working life, and he talks about how he is bringing that connection back to Natchez. In Natchez, Taylor has opened a restaurant and is working with the non-profit Film Natchez. If you want to hear more about the film community in MS, check out filmnatchez.org

Jul 20, 2021

When you think innovation in Mississippi, Dr. Nashlie Sephus needs to come to mind. Both Dr. Sephus and her non-profit, The Bean Path, have made tremendous efforts in revitalizing and growing the state. Listen to this episode to hear about the way Dr. Sephus is sowing a way for technology, entrepreneurs, and most importantly people within the state. Check out jxntechdisrict.com and thebeanpath.org to learn more.

Jul 6, 2021

Cathead Distillery was founded in 2010 was co-founded by today's guest, Austin, and his business partner Richard. Since 2010, Austin and Evan have produced and manufactured a variety of products. During the pandemic, Cathead Distillery played a vital role in the state through the production of hand sanitizer. One way they continuously serve the state is through their support of musicians and artists. Check them out at catheaddistillery.com

Jun 22, 2021

Mississippi native Dr. Grace Sturdivant founded Otopro with the intention of helping people protect their hearing. Dr. Sturdivant specializes in hearing protection for hunters, swimmers, musicians, police officers, and other fields. Hearing clearly is a key to communication, and Otopro exists to help you hear clearly and safely. Listen in as Dr. Sturdivant shares the importance of protecting your hearing functionally. Check out https://www.otoprotechnologies.com/ for your custom hearing protection,

Jun 8, 2021

Emmie King joins us on this episode to discuss what is like owning a family business, and how hard work has been ingrained into her. As a child, Emmie watched her mom become the first women business owner in MS when her mom founded Nandy's Candy. Emmie shares with us what it has looked like to carry on a family business. We know that you will enjoy this episode, give it a listen.

May 25, 2021

Join us on this episode as we talk with Adrea Blackwell of Seaside Fitness. Seaside Fitness is a fitness studio in Ocean Springs where every day is different. Listen in as Adrea shares how her life experiences shaped her to be able to open and operate Seaside Fitness. If you want to find out more, check them out on Facebook, Instagram, 

May 11, 2021

Sam Creekmore and Frank Dodds join us to discuss their baseball league. Cotton States Baseball League has existed off and on in Mississippi since 1903, and it is the definition of being Made in Mississippi. Sam and Frank have revitalized this league to incorporate collegiate players, high schoolers, and junior high. Just recently, Sam and Frank added on a coastal league in addition to their northern leagues. If you want to learn more, check them out at cottonstatesleague.com or social media.

Apr 27, 2021

Nathan Wells is the co-founder and principal of Path Company which is an infrastructure solutions company. Nathan has a background in politics, and he discusses how those skills and experiences translated into co-founding Path Company. Tune in to hear his story as an entrepreneur in Mississippi!

Apr 13, 2021

On this episode of Made in Mississippi, Micajah Sturdivant tells us about MMI. Micajah shares with us about the start of their family business in 1956, and the role it has played in the Mississippi hospitality industry. You'll also hear advice for entrepreneurs within the state. We know you'll enjoy this episode of Made in Mississippi.

Mar 26, 2021

On this episode of the Made In Mississippi podcast Wade Phillips, John Hegi, and Drew Hegi tell us about Brick City Drugs. You’ll hear about the value of a local pharmacy, the power of the hustle, and the ability to stay focused on a vision. Additionally, you’ll hear details about Brick City Compounding, and the guys other businesses. We know you’ll enjoy this episode of the Made In Mississippi podcast. 

Mar 15, 2021

Terrance Bonner is a great testament to perseverance through obstacles. We had all had a desire to do something that we love and to spend our days working on something meaningful to us, but it can be discouraging when life continues to through us off course. Tune into Terrance's episode to hear his journey of perseverance to achieve his dream job and build a company that serves to make Mississippi a better place. 

Feb 23, 2021

Listen to this episode of the Made in Mississippi Podcast as MS native Spencer Mooney shares about his experience of transition from a physician to a franchisee. Spencer retired from his practice in Brookhaven, and now owns multiple restaurant franchises. Listen in as Spencer shares his experience of knowing when to push forward and when to stop in entrepreneurship. He advises to find what works not just what we want to work. Listen in to learn more! We hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast.

Feb 9, 2021

Listen to this episode of Made in Mississippi as James Bowens tells his story of taking something he loved and turning it into a business. He and his wife loved sports and sports merchandise, and so they created a business from it. To save money, they started making the products themselves. Now, you can find their products across 12 states. After 20 years in business James shares his advice for business. You'll also hear about their newest venture: licensing for University of Alabama.

Jan 26, 2021

Bruce is a native of MS from Tupelo.  He started West End Fresh Salads after some failed ventures in the workforce. He decided to find what he loved doing and make a living out of it. What initially started as a local store developed into a catering business and then into something even larger.  He had some struggles along the way, but you can now find West End Fresh Salads Chicken Salad and Pimiento in over 40 locations in the state of Mississippi as well as AL and TN.

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