5 episodes

Direct from owners, business leaders, industry partners, workforce and community developers, let's explore first hand the joys and pains of operating a small business in rural Arkansas and together Create Bridges to a stronger economy.

Create Bridges: Small Business - Big Rural Impact Create Bridges AR

    • Entrepreneurship

Direct from owners, business leaders, industry partners, workforce and community developers, let's explore first hand the joys and pains of operating a small business in rural Arkansas and together Create Bridges to a stronger economy.

    Episode 5 - Realtors: A Source of the Source

    Episode 5 - Realtors: A Source of the Source

    In this episode, Brandon Mathews visits with Laura Sackett Clute, principal broker and owner of Ozark Gateway Realty, and discusses the relationship between employer and employee housing needs, questions to consider before owning and operating a...

    • 19 min
    Episode 4: Not a Jonas Brother, but still a rock star

    Episode 4: Not a Jonas Brother, but still a rock star

    In this episode, we visit with Mayor of Cave City, Arkansas, Jonas Anderson, who gives us a great perspective on how his active role with #CaveCityArkansas and AR Municipal League involvement are among several important components to the progress of...

    • 19 min
    Episode 3: Barbeque and Branding

    Episode 3: Barbeque and Branding

    Recorded in the UA Cossatot Studios in DeQueen, Arkansas, this episode explores how branding, social media marketing, and good old fashioned barbeque has made Big Gilley's in Ashdown, Arkansas, a must stop for anyone that enjoys a good plate of the...

    • 19 min
    Episode 2: Lights...Camera...Crickets

    Episode 2: Lights...Camera...Crickets

    Ever wonder why big city professionals would leave the bustle for small rural Arkansas? Do you know what to expect from small rural businesses that will be different from urban city retailers? In this episode we will hear from Jeff Penn, owner of Chow...

    • 21 min
    Episode 1: The Inception

    Episode 1: The Inception

    Guest Host Chad Whiteaker sits down with Program Coordinators Murriel Wiley, Brandon Mathews, and Hazelle Whited for a glimpse into the purpose of Create Bridges, how it came to be, and the goals set forward to help small businesses of rural Arkansas...

    • 21 min

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