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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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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.

Jan 14, 2021

Listen to this episode of the Made In Mississippi podcast as Anna Barker and Hagan Walker tell us about Glo Pals. Their award winning children's bath toy line that's bringing a lot of fun to an often NOT fun time for children and parents. Based in Starkville, Glo Pals is already in major retail stores across the country. You'll also hear about an exciting new project with the well know Sesame Street brand. We hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast. 

Dec 29, 2020

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.

Dec 22, 2020

What is money? Kody joins us on this episode to talk about money and the role it plays in society today. Listen as Kody and Casey talk about Kody's interest in money particularly cryptocurrency. Kody shares with us the ways cryptocurrency is beneficial particularly in MS.

Dec 9, 2020

Holly Knight is the Chief Executive Officer of BGC Advantage. She specializes in assisting Public Housing Authorities in both housing redevelopment and community revitalization through her background experience in Housing and Urban Development.

BGC Advantage is a real estate development company that specifically works with non-profits to create affordable housing communities within Mississippi. Holly shares with us the importance of having affordable housing within our states.

Nov 25, 2020

Constance Shelby is the founder of Perfect Fit Nutrition where she offers a Lean Queen Monthly Membership. It is a personalized calorie and macronutrient recommendation that helps you meet your weight loss goals.

Constance shares with us her why behind starting her business through a few stories. She also shares with us some tips for how to "maintain don't gain" during the holidays. If you are interested in learning more, her website is perfectfitnutrition.com, and she is on Facebook and Instagram.

Nov 13, 2020
Emily Moore is the founder of Moore Media Group and the author of Words Are Like Magic. Emily shares her backstory with us that led her to her business. One of the most important things for her in business is enjoying what she does, and she strives to make sure her employees feel the same way. 
 
Another of Emily’s most important ideals is doing what gives her fulfillment, and one way she has done that in the past year is through writing her book. Emily describes Words Are Like Magic as being a children’s book for adults. She and Kristen Ley created the book to cater towards women who feel alone or isolated in their feelings. If you are interesting in learning more, follow Emily at onemooreemily on Instagram, and check out her book at wordsarelikemagic.com
Oct 21, 2020
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 tenacity 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. 
Sep 29, 2020

On this episode Casey talks with the President/CEO of Maris, West and Baker (MWB) Tim Mask. MWB is a creative advertising and marketing agency based in Jackson, MS. 

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