Since this episode aired in May, 2018, Robert St. John has revitalized a community and created a catalyst for economic development in Mississippi's capital city. St. John is one of the managing partners of the development that includes The Capri, The Pearl Tiki bar, and the Highball Lanes restaurant, bar, and 10-lane bowling alley. St. John's story is a testament to the wisdom and insight of entrepreneurship in Mississippi.
This episode marks the beginning of a new Era for Made In Mississippi. Casey Combest hosts a fun interview with Shelly Withers Janous. Janous is originally from Starkville, MS and is a successful entreprenuer in Clinton, MS. Listen as they talk about her career, and the persistence, hard work and faith that has prepared her for "such a time as this"- Esther 4:14. Casey finishes the episode with a big reveal about the future of Made in Mississippi.
For this episode of Made in Mississippi, we turn the tables and hear from Casey Combest, owner of Blue Sky Studios and founder of the Made in Mississippi podcast.
Casey sits down with Erin to talk about how he got his start and how to build a business that's the right size for your goals. Casey also shares how he learned that that success doesn't always look like building a bigger team.
Dr. Lee Gary and Dr. Wendy Lewis join the Made In Mississippi podcast on this episode. They share what it’s like to build a truly unique experience that customers look forward too, in a field that typically brings A LOT of anxiety for customers. Wendy and Lee also share about putting the customer experience first, their lessons learned, and what it takes to enjoy the journey of entrepreneurship in Mississippi.
Vince Vavrunek is now building his second business after selling his first. Listen in to hear what drove him toward entrepreneurship in the first place and the decisions he made along the way to build a business that he was able to sell.
On this episode, Marilyn Tinnin and Katie Eubanks join us to discuss 20 years of Mississippi Christian Living. Marilyn and Katie discuss how Katie came to own the brand, and how it has changed over time. Listen in to hear more, or check them out at www.mschristianliving.com or Facebook.com/mschristianliving
Rina White joins us on this episode to share about her journey to entrepreneurship through the acquisition of an already existing, stable business with a platform holding potential for expansion. Rina desired to be an entrepreneur, but she did not have a start up idea or team. By following an acquisition route, she was able to "de-risk" entrepreneurship. Listen in to hear more about her path to owning Laundry South. You can check out her business at www.laundrysouth.com
Cliff Osbon, co-owner of Office Evolution in Flowood, sits down with Erin in this episode, where he shares insight and wisdom as a seasoned entrepreneur. He details his journey from the beginning of his career, and emphasizes how paying attention to cultural trends can help you be more informed to make wise business decisions and take hold of new business opportunities. Filled with great nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to any stage of your career, this is an episode not to miss!
Leslie Ann Jones the founder of Muscadine Press, shares her entrepreneurial journey from her first sale on Etsy to building a robust retail and wholesale business all from her spare bedroom. Get the inside scoop on how she added wholesale into her business model and how relationships have played a part in her success.
Denny VanderMolen of Vermeer MidSouth and Jackson Endeavors joins us today to discuss the ins and outs of how business impacts life. Denny discusses with us the importance of identifying and finding a good partnership to support the end game. Not only that, but he also discusses what it looks like to balance ego and humility in business. Most importantly, Denny discusses the role time can play in both business in life, and the importance of using it well. You can find out more about his work at vermeermidsouth.com or call 601.720.8830 to find out more about Jackson Endeavors.
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.