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The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Sep 27, 2021

Welcome to the Startup Junkie's Podcast!

 

Kim Bryden of Cureate joins our Startup Junkie hosts, Jeff, Caleb, and Davis to discuss shifting the dollar to Northwest Arkansas' food and beverage industry. Whether it's making a killer Bloody Mary, almost being in the FBI, running a grocery store, or having a massive heart for small businesses, Kim was beyond fascinating to learn from! Cureate will be NWA's new best friend; listen to the whole episode to hear how!

 

Thanks for joining us!

 

Shownotes:

(1:06) Introducing Kim Bryden of Cureate

(8:43) Early Stages of Cureate

(11:51) Why Northwest Arkansas?

(19:06) Distribution End Goals & Co-Packers

(23:25) Staffing Hospitality Industry in 2021

(28:08) Consumer Demands Solution in NWA

(31:22) Kim's Expectations of The Heartland 

(50:57) Advice To Younger Self 

(54:18) Wrap Up

 

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Caleb Talley

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Kim Bryden

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Quotes:

"I'd like to work with people that, I don't know, care about stable cashflow. Who actually build businesses that are of and from their communities."  (8:02) - Kim Bryden

 

"[It's] that inflection point where they've done a thing for a certain period of time, and now they're considering "What's my next business development strategy, marketing strategy, sales strategy?"    (9:29) - Kim Bryden 

 

"I'm hoping and desiring that the small businesses that emerge from this time truly define what their mission is and what values [they have] and what they stand for."  (24:48) - Kim Bryden

 

"The best businesses with the strongest cultures are going to attract the best people and everyone else will suffer."  (26:15) - Jeff Amerine

 

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