I started selling siding back in Corpus Christi, TX. I love the feeling of having a successful sale. I will be interviewing people in business who are owners or other people working for themselves. Share with me your success or failure!
13 Daniel Verdin Interview | Owner of Rise Building Co
Daniel Verdin is the founder and owner of Rise Building Co of Austin, Texas. He talks about the building industry, CNC robotics technology in use for fabrication, and the skills he's learned since starting his business. We talk about Arduino's and Raspberry Pi's being used to create for the building of walls to furniture.
He started his business around 2013 after being laid off from the building industry and despite those who told him not to.
We talk about Apple iPhones and why people choose them over Android. Daniel purchased the new Apple AirPods recently and highly recommended them.
The interview was interesting and I hope you enjoy the conversation.
12 Paul Duran III Interview | Owner of Apache Rifleworks
Paul opened Apache Rifle Works located near Comfort, Texas. They offer a state of the art shooting range open to the public and law enforcement. They have license to carry classes and one on one weapon training. They build and repair firearms and sell quality weapons. Paul got an interest in firearms as a kid with his Daisy BB gun and has kept an interest since. The company had their grand opening in 2016 and is open 6 days a week.
We talked about the AR-15 and the tendency for some in the news media to not tell the whole story about it. The weapon has a long history with the military, and many hunters and sport shooters.
I visited the business on July 13th, 2017 and I was happy to do the interview with Paul.
You can visit their website at Apache Rifle Works
11 Dr. J David Winningham Interview | Owner of Natives of Texas
Dr. J David Winningham traveled the world as a rocket scientist. He has a PHD degree in physics and did research at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio who worked for NASA building satellites to travel to the planets. He and his wife Betty, started Natives of Texas in 1994 where they grow plants that are native to Texas. His wife passed away in 2003 after a 30 year battle with cancer and he decided to semi-retire and spend most of his time at the nursery. The nursery open 7 days a week is located south of Kerrville at 4256 Medina Highway (Highway 16 South). It has an abundance of plant life and his ranch has some spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country. If your looking for a unique hill country place to visit and experience, I'd highly recommend you visit.
Natives Of Texas - Hill Country Native Plants
10 Morry (Mo) Ogden Interview | Owner of YoMo Music
Morry (Mo) Ogden from Bandera owns a music shop in Kerrville, TX - He talks about his 50 years in the music business and some of the familiar names he had worked with. He started out in California with his dad in the picture business. His dad a musician and a stunt man, Mo took the same path. He talks about Hank Williams Sr.'s brother in laws and how he entwined with some famous people. If you like it, I hope you will share and visit the BizTalk Texas Podcast on iTunes.
09 Katie Martinez Interview
This interview took place May 16, 2017 at Shipwreck Fish & More in San Antonio, Texas. Katie Martinez talks about her restaurant in San Antonio and her desire to provide high quality, fresh food for her customers. Katie had a Mexican restaurant in the past and has opened her new restaurant a couple months ago. She is an obviously energetic entrepreneur who cares about her work and is working to make another go at restaurant ownership.
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08 Scott Morris Interview
This interview took place March 24, 2017 at his business Ranger Collision and Custom. Scott started out working with his dad and has been working on paint and body work for 52 years. He built a shop between Bandera and Pipe Creek about 11 years ago. We talk about his 41 Dodge Truck he spent $50 for, which he's spent 35 years working on a bit at a time. This audio only conversation was for BizTalk Texas. Thank you, Bob Mideke
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