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Conversations and meditations on small business and entrepreneurship from Newberry Consulting. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thedispatchncs/support

The Dispatch Trevor Newberry

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Conversations and meditations on small business and entrepreneurship from Newberry Consulting. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thedispatchncs/support

    Crisis Response with Ryan Robinett

    Crisis Response with Ryan Robinett

    When COVID-19 began to grind life and business as we know it to a halt, my friend Max Polec of Abstract Collective, a former guest on The Dispatch, and I wanted to do something that would provide some context and wisdom for people and their businesses as we navigated the crisis together.

    Our idea was pretty simple; reach out to our networks and find folks that had weathered and even grown during previous crises such as the Dot-Com Bubble and, more recently, the Great Recession.

    We were overwhelmed by the response and generosity of our network and out of that experience was born Crisis Response, a recurring webinar featuring business leaders whose experiences in previous times of crisis are instructive, insightful, and often times reassuring when dealing with the current crisis of COVID-19.

    With the generous permission of panelists and Max, I’ll be sharing the audio from these webinars in The Dispatch feed as we get them recorded and processed. Today is the second of those, our interview with Ryan Robinett, founder and principle at Multiply a sales and business development training firm in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Before he started Multiply, Ryan led the Birmingham and Chattanooga offices for CTS, a small IT Professional Services firm from 2006 until its acquisition in 2017. Ryan was successful in growing CTS during the Great Recession, but also tells his own story of the financial and social turmoil of the Dot Com Bubble scuttling his first job opportunity.

    Needless to say, persevering through crisis is something that Ryan is intimately familiar with and he had some excellent insights into how companies can continue to grow and how to reframe their business development efforts as we navigate the new normal we find ourselves emerging into.

    Ryan’s insights were amazing and gave us and our attendees so much to think about as well as many tips to apply to our work to weather the tough days we find ourselves in.

    So, without further ado, please enjoy Crisis Response featuring Ryan Robinett.

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    Multiply

    Abstract Collective

    Newberry Consulting 


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    • 48 min
    Talking Specialty Coffee with Wade Preston of Prevail Coffee Roasters

    Talking Specialty Coffee with Wade Preston of Prevail Coffee Roasters

    Wade Preston is the co-founder of Prevail Coffee Roasters based in Montgomery, Alabama. 

    Of the many paths in the food and beverage industry, very few are as unique and, frankly, misunderstood as the world of specialty coffee. In today’s episode, we dive deep into the economics and strategies of working in the specialty coffee world, what makes this part of the industry so special, and why Montgomery, AL is kind of a badass place to own and operate your business.

    Wade is a super nice guy, a talented business man and artisan, and runs one of my favorite coffee companies in the Southeast. I hope you guys enjoy my conversation with Wade Preston.



    Prevail Coffee Roasters

    Montgomery, Alabama


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    • 57 min
    Crisis Response with Greg Coticchia

    Crisis Response with Greg Coticchia

    When COVID-19 began to grind life and business as we know it to a halt, my friend Max Polec of Abstract Collective, a former guest on The Dispatch, and I wanted to do something that would provide some context and wisdom for people and their businesses as we navigated the crisis together.

    Our idea was pretty simple; reach out to our networks and find folks that had weathered and even grown during previous crises such as the Dot-Com Bubble and, more recently, the Great Recession.

    We were overwhelmed by the response and generosity of our network and out of that experience was born Crisis Response, a recurring webinar featuring business leaders whose experiences in previous times of crisis are instructive, insightful, and often times reassuring when dealing with the current crisis of COVID-19.

    With the generous permission of panelists and Max, I’ll be sharing the audio from these webinars in The Dispatch feed as we get them recorded and processed. Today is the first of those, our interview with Greg Coticchia.

    Greg is the executive director of Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business Master of Science in Product Management. Before he served in this role, however, Greg was a serial entrepreneur, consultant, educator to founders and startups, and author.

    Greg’s insights were amazing and gave us and our attendees so much to think about as well as many tips to apply to our work to weather the tough days we find ourselves in.

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    CMU's Tepper School of Business Masters in Product Management

    Abstract Collective

    Newberry Consulting


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    • 50 min
    How to Small Business with Carrie Rollwagen

    How to Small Business with Carrie Rollwagen

    Today’s guest is Carrie Rollwagen, former small business owner, author, and all around small business guru.

    I’ve known Carrie for years through the coffee shop world and now as we’re both folks working in the technology industry.

    Carrie is, as I describe it, a small business rockstar and I think her writing and podcasting are sources of great inspiration for small business owners. I hope you’ll check her content out and that you enjoy the interview!


    Carrie Rollwagen

    The Localist book

    The Localist podcast

    Everybody Hates Self-Publishing

    Kobo Reader

    Church Street Coffee and Books

    Infomedia

    Piper & Leaf



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Creativity and Solving Complex Problems with Lloyd Cooper

    Creativity and Solving Complex Problems with Lloyd Cooper

    Lloyd Cooper is the owner and principle at PUSH Product Design in Birmingham, Alabama. Lloyd joined me in the studio to talk about creative problem solving, specialists vs generalists, and, as his company's motto states, “bending constraints.”

    Ever wonder how the most creative people generate their ideas? How they can possibly produce at such a high level? And have you ever suspected that there’s a better way to build your skills and expertise than simply reading another business book?

    If so, then today’s podcast is going to give you some super valuable insights and, hopefully, help you on your way toward becoming a better problem solver and more creative human.

    Lloyd’s TEDx Talk

    Tim Ferriss Show

    Ember Coffee Mug

    Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

    Forbes Article

    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

    Basecamp

    How I Built This with Guy Raz

    Range by David Epstein

    Let my People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Co-Working in the Magic City with Kim Lee

    Co-Working in the Magic City with Kim Lee

    Today we talk with Kim Lee, founder and CEO of Forge Coworking in Birmingham, Alabama. 

    Kim's is has an incredibly humble and inspiring startup story that charts all of the ups and downs of life in a startup. Not only that, given the unique nature of coworking, Kim has been able to play a part in the birth and growth of many Birmingham startups herself. 

    Kim's approach to business and her amazing perspective on all of the ups and downs should make anyone on the fence about giving their startup idea life feel more confident than ever. 

    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Kim Lee and, if you're ever in Birmingham, stop in to Forge and get some work done while you're at it! 


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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

iwanttodomore ,

A breath of fresh air

Birmingham AL is my home city. I know and I admire many people, businesses, organizations, and institutions that appeared or were mentioned in the podcast. I love this podcast, not only because of the insight from Trevor and his interviewees, but also because of the fact that my city has so many promising ideas and creative people. I cannot wait for this podcast to become a unique channel for small businesses and entreprenurs to share their ideas, to learn from each other, in Birmingham and beyond Birmingham.

snkruse ,

Short and Useful

Quick and to the point. Great topics for people trying to navigate the ins and outs of running a business.

#calebchancey ,

Love it!

Great insights!

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