This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only those pesky Sasquatch Hunters, Business Over Beer welcomes Don Elliott, Owner of the digital marketing agency, Gravitate. An entrepreneur from a young age, Don got started in business by building and selling computers at the age of 14, but his road to success was not without its challenges. Despite his love for teaching and learning, Don was not great at school and became involved in a gang. Although he never finished high school (or college), he credits his independence and drive to becoming a successful business owner. In addition, Don also shares with us his views on education and solving social issues as well as how he is implementing more racially diverse hiring practices in his own organization.
This week on Business Over Beer, we have invited a panel of Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners to discuss the issue of racial inequality. Business Over Beer provides a platform for small business owners, entrepreneurs and other passionate professionals to tell their stories, participate in real conversations and to build a community that helps small businesses succeed. Given recent events, we felt compelled to lend some voices to this issue and to stand in solidarity with the members of our community to listen, learn and combat racism and oppression.
Welcome to the second biggest podcast in the Pacific northwest behind only the Sasquatch Hunters. This week we get into Jason Kuepfer’s business, Second Mile Marketplace and Food Hub. When Jason explored starting is own food truck business and couldn’t find a commercial kitchen for rent that fit his needs, he decided to start one. In addition to the commercial kitchen, he is also a partner of a nonprofit food hub that connecting farmers and other food producers with consumers. It is awesome to hear how Jason is contributing to the vibrant food scene here in Southwest Washington as well as advocating for more sustainable food systems.
Returning to our regularly scheduled podcast programming, we are excited to welcome the owner of the late and legendary Rojo the Llama, Shannon Joy of Classy Camelids. In 2016, Shannon joined her mom’s non profit business of Therapy Llamas and built a for profit side from scratch. Her business focuses on entertainment and education, for young and old alike, of her herd of Llamas and Alpacas. We also uncovered that each of us hosts have a Camelid alter ego within the herd. Another fun and enlightening episode from a great local small business owner.
On this episode of The BOB Happy Hour, Elizabeth Bentley, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Kaiser Permanente, saddles up to our virtual bar. Elizabeth shares with us her journey to becoming a pharmacist, the broad range of roles a pharmacist can play throughout the health care system, and her thoughts on the state of Pharmacy in the time of coronavirus. And of course we enjoy several types of craft beer that are sure to please.
Real Estate Broker Andi Costello joins us on The BOB Happy Hour to discuss real estate in the time of Coronavirus, current market conditions, as well as her transition from residential to commercial real estate, and of course to enjoy some of the best craft beer.