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!
(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
"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