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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

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 18: From Trading Card Games to Entertainment, Devon Foster Loves Business

    Ep 18: From Trading Card Games to Entertainment, Devon Foster Loves Business

    On today’s episode, we’re talking with Devon Foster, an entrepreneur who owns multiple businesses, including a trading card game company and an entertainment company.
     
    Read more: https://dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-18-from-trading-card-games-to-entertainment-devon-foster-loves-business/ 
     
    About our guest: https://www.facebook.com/TheColletivesCorner/ 

    What we discuss on this episode: 
    2:03 – Collective’s Corner
    4:40 – COVID
    6:41 – Trading cards as a kid
    7:38 – Starting a business
    11:15 – Challenges
    14:15 – Pokémon
    20:27 – Social media
    22:58 – DJing and entertainment company
    27:40 – Multiple business
    31:03 – Future
    32:45 – Advice

    • 40 min
    Ep 17: From the White House to Facebook, Her Goal is to Help Small Businesses

    Ep 17: From the White House to Facebook, Her Goal is to Help Small Businesses

    On today’s episode, we’re talking with Diana Doukas, manager for economic impact for U.S. policy programs at Facebook. Find out how her work helps empower small businesses in Nebraska and beyond.
    Read more: 
    https://dorhoutretirementservices.com/ep-17-from-the-white-house-to-facebook-her-goal-is-to-help-small-businesses/
    About our guest: 
    Diana is a public affairs and corporate social responsibility executive with almost 15 years of White House, government, corporate, political and non-profit experience managing budgets of more than $10 million.
    What we discuss on this episode:
    Listen to the full podcast to hear Diana talk about:
    How her career path led her to Facebook Her experience working with the small business community Why she couldn’t have plotted her career path if she tried How she learned to trust her gut How she built a community around her What exactly she does at Facebook What Facebook is doing to help small businesses What tools Facebook has to help businesses How businesses can do community outreach How she has personally helped small businesses 1:50 – Meet Diana
    2:08 – Career path
    3:01 – Losing out on jobs and promotions
    3:55 – What she learned from failure
    6:21 – Her role at Facebook
    7:21 – How Facebook helps businesses
    10:55 – Re-entering the workforce
    13:56 – Business resource hub
    16:38 – Most value Facebook tool
    18:22 – Outreach in the community
    19:45 – How she helps small businesses
    22:37 – Digital shift
    25:59 – Anything else?
     

    • 29 min
    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

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