Every entrepreneur has a story. The great thing about success is the path that was taken to achieve it. That is what Authentic Business Adventures dares to learn from our guests. What did they do or not do to help them get to where they are today? What mistakes did they make? What did they learn and more importantly, what can the listeners learn?
James Kademan chats up the guests to get answers to these and many more questions on the Authentic Business Adventures Program.
Boss Nation – Dog and Cat Food and Products
Basel Nassar - Boss Nation Brands
The dog and cat food and product market is hot. More people entered the market as customers with pets over the past few years than at any other time in the recent past. All of these customers need food, leashes, treats and an endless array of products to show care and affection for their pets.
Basel Nassar is an entrepreneur at heart. He has lived the startup life a few times and helped get Boss Nation Brands started and growing.
Boss Dog, Boss Cat and a medley of other banners selling pet products under the Boss Brand is just what the market needs now. Listen as Basel details how the business started and what their growth challenges and success have been. It is a compelling and inspiring story of business that many entrepreneurs could benefit from hearing. Basel's experience is shared here for you.
Visit Basel at: http://www.bossdogbrand.com/
Starting a Food Business – Ember Foods
Yakub Kazi - Ember Foods
Yakub Kazi is a well traveled man that loves sharing his cooking with the world. Lucky for us, he has his food available in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
Yakub has taken his food business, based mainly on Indian cuisine, and listened to the people to give them what they want. He also helps introduce new flavors and dishes to broaden the food horizon and give people something a bit different and extremely delicious.
Listen as Yakub takes us on his journey from all over the world to gain his skills as he shares them on grocery store shelves for you to gobble up.
Visit Yakub at: https://embermadison.com/
How to Start a Mobile Bartending Business
ChinaMoon Cromwell - Bartender 608
Who doesn't love to party?
But a funny thing happens with a party, or a celebration, or really anytime people get together. People want to be in on the fun, not running around serving their guests.
Enter the genius of ChinaMoon Cromwell and her business, Bartender 608, a superior mobile bartender service in the Madison, Wisconsin and surrounding area.
What puts Bartender 608 a step above other mobile bartenders is the higher level of service and the systems they have in place to make everything easy, or at least, look easy. We love chatting with entrepreneurs that have their systems down.
Listen as ChinaMoon explains how she started Bartender 608 and what she does to make sure that her clients get the best, and enjoy their parties.
Visit ChinaMoon at: Bartender608.com
Where Are Mortgage Rates Going
Bill Quigley - Amerifirst Home Mortgage
The real estate market is crazy now. What better time to bring on the mortgage expert, Bill Quigley of Amerifirst Home Mortgage, right?
Bill explains what is happening in the real estate market, where he believes it will go and what moves you, as a buyer or seller, can do to make the best moves for you and your money.
Visit Bill at: https://www.amerifirst.com/bill-quigley
Retail Gift Business – 200th Episode
Amy Moore - Little Luxuries Madison
Retail businesses that make a community more than just restaurants and bars and a few cross streets are needed to bring character and culture to a place. They can make a locale a destination, as well as give it an interesting vibe. Independent brick and mortar businesses bring life to a community that otherwise would look like any other town, in any other place. Stores like these make memories and give a unique character to a place to make it special.
But what does it take to operate a brick and mortar retail store? How do you know where to build your store, what to stock, how to sell and how to get customers in the door?
Listen as Amy Moore, owner of Little Luxuries on the famous State Street in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, tells us about her journey of entrepreneurship as a small business owner in a place that has a lot of challenges and a lot of fun.
Visit Amy at: https://littleluxuriesmadison.com/
Dog Therapy Business
Cindy Brosig - Operation H.E.E.L.
Dogs make people smile. You can't help it. When a kind dog comes to you with their tail wagging, you cannot help but forget your troubles, even if for a moment.
Add that to the fact that almost all of us want to help people. But not all of us have the empathy or passion to make a business out of it.
Veteran Cindy Brosig, one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, has created a place to treat humans with the help of dogs. Dog Therapy, or Animal Assisted Therapy, as it has come to be known, offers a holistic approach to help people heal from various health conditions that can affect the mind, body and spirit.
Cindy and her dog, Josie, are highly trained and able to bring out healing in people that may have not had success through other means.
Listen as Cindy shares her story, from being a nurse in the military and seeing first hand the damage and challenges that people may face to building her own dog-therapy business just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Shot onsite at Operation H.E.E.L.
Visit Cindy at: https://www.opheel.com
Fun and insightful
James has a great way of keeping his guests and audience engaged - he's always so enthusiastic to exchange insights. A must-listen for anyone who's looking to hear fun and inspiring stories from great entrepreneurs!
Terrific podcast for entrepreneurs!
James, your enthusiasm is truly contagious! Love the podcast, your guests, and all the nuggets of wisdom you so generously share.