16 episodes

Small businesses power America. And in Nebraska, nearly 500 thousand people are employed by a small business. So it's essential to keep small businesses strong.

This podcast wants to assist with that mission. Join host, and fellow small business owner, Grant Dorhout each episode as he introduces you to small business owners across the Omaha, Nebraska, community.

Hear their stories. Understand their challenges. And learn from their successes.

If you have questions or want to be a guest, call: 402-281-0750 or email grantdorhout@dorhoutretirementservices.com

Just Biz, Omaha Style Grant Dorhout

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Small businesses power America. And in Nebraska, nearly 500 thousand people are employed by a small business. So it's essential to keep small businesses strong.

This podcast wants to assist with that mission. Join host, and fellow small business owner, Grant Dorhout each episode as he introduces you to small business owners across the Omaha, Nebraska, community.

Hear their stories. Understand their challenges. And learn from their successes.

If you have questions or want to be a guest, call: 402-281-0750 or email grantdorhout@dorhoutretirementservices.com

    Ep 16: BBQ Food Truck Owner Carries on Husband’s Legacy

    Ep 16: BBQ Food Truck Owner Carries on Husband’s Legacy

    On today’s episode of Just Biz, Omaha Style we’re talking with Kelly Partusch, owner of 402 BBQ Food Truck. She started the business with her late husband Todd in 2014 and opened a drive-thru location in August 2020. Find out how she is carrying on her husband’s legacy. 
     
    Read more: https://www.dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-16-bbq-food-truck-owner-carries-on-husbands-legacy/ 
     
    About our guest: https://www.the402bbq.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode:
    1:48 – Starting the business
    2:10 – Where to find the food truck
    3:01 – Employees
    4:25 – Drive-thru
    5:32 – Covid
    6:22 – Her own timeline
    8:07 – Food truck
    10:47 – Advice
    12:39 – The challenge of starting
    15:34 – Unique business
    16:05 – Advertising
    18:24 – Favorite social media inspiration
    22:05 – Traits of good employees
    24:35 – In five years

    • 31 min
    Ep 15: ‘This Was Always My Passion:’ Roofing Company is a Family Business

    Ep 15: ‘This Was Always My Passion:’ Roofing Company is a Family Business

    On today’s episode, we’re talking with Eric Oberembt, president and owner, and Lindsey Pate, marketing director, of D&M Roofing. Find out how they kept business going during Covid and found ways to give back to the community.
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-15-this-was-always-my-passion-roofing-company-is-a-family-business/ 
     
    About our guest: https://dandmroofing.com/our-team/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    2:10 – Eric’s start
    2:45 – Business history
    4:39 – Efficiency
    6:18 – Micromanaging
    7:38 – Working on/in business
    9:59 – Success
    13:06 – Uniqueness
    15:51 – Marketing tools
    17:45 – Covid
    21:27 – Community outreach
    29:43 – Contact D&M Roofing

    • 35 min
    Ep 14: Couple Turns Passion for Community, Environment into Sandwich Shop

    Ep 14: Couple Turns Passion for Community, Environment into Sandwich Shop

    On today’s episode, we’re talking with Colin, owner of Kitchen Table. Find out how Colin and his wife Jessica have turned their passion for the local community into a successful restaurant.
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-14-couple-turns-passion-for-community-environment-into-sandwich-shop/ 
     
    About our guest: https://www.kitchentableomaha.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:52 – Slow fast food
    3:00 – Menu
    4:00 – Employees
    4:12 – Why they started the restaurant
    6:51 – How they pick farmers
    8:22 – Marketing
    9:12 – Pandemic
    17:17 – Business vision
    18:00 – Mentors
    19:50 – Advice for entrepreneurs
    22:24 – Favorite meal

    • 26 min
    Ep 13: Amid Pandemic, Interior Designer Promotes Peaceful Home Furnishings

    Ep 13: Amid Pandemic, Interior Designer Promotes Peaceful Home Furnishings

    On today’s episode, we’re talking with Monica Freeborn, owner of Amethyst Home. Find out how she has grown her business during the pandemic and why she wants to create peaceful, serene homes through her interior design.
     
    Read more here: https://www.dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-13-amid-pandemic-interior-designer-promotes-peaceful-home-furnishings/ 
     
    Connect with our guest:
    https://www.amethysthome.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/amethyst.home/
     
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:49 – Meet Monica
    2:43 – Furniture
    3:15 – Travel
    5:00 – Pandemic
    6:03 – Marketing
    8:46 – Choosing this profession
    13:00 - Hiring
    15:10 - Clientele
    18:14 – Turning down clients
    20:04 – Rewarding client experience
    23:38 – Mentors
    25:07 – Advice for entrepreneurs
    26:57 – Contact Monica

    • 29 min
    Ep 12: For Dan Thompson, Roofing Business is All in the Family

    Ep 12: For Dan Thompson, Roofing Business is All in the Family

    On today’s episode, we’re talking with Dan Thompson, co-owner of Thompson & Thompson 3rd Generation. Find out how he started the roofing business with his brother and how he learned the trade.
     
    See the show notes: https://www.dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-12-for-dan-thompson-roofing-business-is-all-in-the-family/ 
     
    About our guest: https://www.thompsonthird.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    2:06 – How long Dan has been in business
    3:32 – His first week in business
    4:40 – Success in business
    6:28 – Fear of failure
    8:50 – Services he offers
    10:33 – Covid
    15:17 – Competition
    18:07 – Hail damage
    22:39 – Turning down business
    25:55 - Expansion

    • 30 min
    Ep 11: How Joe Worthing created Glassman During a Pandemic

    Ep 11: How Joe Worthing created Glassman During a Pandemic

    On today’s episode, we’re talking with Joe Worthing, president of Glassman Recycling & Repurposing. Find out how he started his business during a pandemic and why he refuses to take any government money.
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-11-how-joe-worthing-created-glassman-during-a-pandemic/ 
     
    About our guest: https://glassmanrandr.com/about/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:52 – Meet Joe Worthing
    6:57 – In a pandemic?
    13:21 – What he does with the glass
    17:55 – Marketing
    21:50 – Employees
    23:46 – Customers
    27:14 – How sand is used
    29:37 – Failure and disappointment
    35:06 – How to contact Glassman

    • 38 min

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