THE OFFICIAL SMALL BUSINESS PODCAST.
 

It's no secret that many business ideas find their start on a bar napkin or over a round of drinks. So why not talk about it?  Join us each week for Bar Napkin Business as we share actionable tips and insights from business owners who've faced every challenge in the book. If you want to increase your profits and grow your small business, we've got the quick and dirty tips to get you there. Catch the show on iTunes or Apple podcasts, or video excerpts on Youtube.

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WHAT IS BAR NAPKIN BUSINESS?
Practical advice from small business owners who have lived in the trenches, just like you, and have built profits (and experienced failures) along the way.

Learning from others is fun. So is talking about business with a well-brewed beer in hand. So why not combine the two?
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WATCH THE EPISODES ONLINE!

EPISODE 7:
SP GROUP

Dave Swan started his business at age 27. Originally launching with a business partner, Dave's plans were rattled a bit when his business partner changed his mind a few days after launching the business. Learn more about his journey, tips for growing a service based business, and why they killed their mission statement.

EPISODE 6:
PAPER KITE

In this episode, we talk with Meg Magasmen about Paper Kite's first year in business and the emotions that strike any first time business owner. We also dig into the strategies behind growth, including Instagram and having an innate sense for what her customers want.
EPISODE 5: JON CAMP
The founder of Haymarket Developers, Jon saw an opportunity several decades ago and took a huge risk in investing in dilapidated buildings in the city's downtown district. Discover the two things that he believes are essential to being an entrepreneur, and the one word that doesn't exist in his vocabulary.
EPISODE 4:
BRETT BYMAN
Brett Byman grew up in an entrepreneurial family, helping his family in their business of cleaning and maintaining Interstate facilities. As a young entrepreneur he's co-founded a healthcare startup and now serves as CEO of Retail Aware. Get insight into his tips for fundraising, pitching ideas, and building a business.
EPISODE 3: COMPANY CAM
Luke Hansen grew up helping his dad with the family roofing business. However, a unique industry challenge led him to develop a software product called Company Cam. In this episode, we talk about the challenging aspects of building a software company, hiring people, and the most valuable character traits he looks for when building a team. 
EPISODE 2: WAX BUFFALO CANDLES
How do you go from the kitchen table to retail shelves? On this episode, we dig into the accidental entrepreneurial journey of Alicia Reisinger, founder of Wax Buffalo - from a home-based hobby to a small scale operation. Learn how Alicia grew her business, the Hollywood story linked to her brand, and the narrative behind the scents and products. 
EPISODE 1: ZIPLINE BREWERY
Do you dream of turning your hobby into a business? On this episode of Bar Napkin Business, we talk with Marcus Powers, COO and Co-Founder of Zipline Brewery in Lincoln, Nebraska. Learn more about Marcus' journey and what he learned along the way about success, failure, and the most important parts of running and growing a business. 
EPISODE 0: A SNEAK PEEK AT THE SHOW
We're bringing you the basics of business in a raw and interesting format -- and dig into the real (sometimes ugly) side of business. We’re currently in the process of recording the launch episodes (lots of bloopers, geesh!).

Get a glimpse into this fun new series!
RAW INTERVIEWS
When you share your story with a stranger at a bar, chances are you're a bit more raw than you are with your coworkers. But that's the good stuff. No sugar coating here. Let's dig in.
LESSONS LEARNED
As small business owners, we don't always make great decisions. But each one is an opportunity to learn. We dive into these lessons and find the gems of wisdom worth exploring.
ACTIONABLE ADVICE
Sometimes it's the little things. Spending too much on a vendor contract or losing vaulable time with a poor performing employee. How do you deal? Let's talk about it and take action.
WE WANT YOU . . .
TO BE ON THE SHOW!
If you want some insight about a business challenge or would like to talk about some lessons learned while running your business, drop us a line. We are looking for people who aren't afraid to share the successes as well as the failures. And we're all about problem solving right here on the show. Can't wait to meet you.

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SHOW@BARNAPKINBUSINESS.CO
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