Can you imagine what doing business was like before email? Some of us can, most of us can't remember. Ben Meyerhoff, who is currently a Seattle SCORE counselor, shares what it was like working in sales for IBM in the 1960's when the name was synonymous with computing. And what's changed for the better and worse today.
We were also joined by Teresa Carew, owner of On Safari Foods whose first catering gig was aboard a 106’ gaffe rigged schooner that sailed from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro. Now supplying services to the likes of Google, hear how she got started and what she's doing now to survive the very competitive food business, and why she's known as the only Catholic-Kosher caterer.
Robin Crowder, Lucy Norris
You've probably been to farmers markets, but recently a special one was held for business buyers at 21 Acres in Woodinville. Robin Crowder is the Director of Development and Marketing at this self-sustaining farm, store and test kitchen. Lucy Norris of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center talks about their resources for developing and marketing food products.
Learn how to choose the right eggs -- organic, cage free, ad infinitum. And join host Robbin Block at the market as she puts Britt's Pickles to the test.
Tune in for a full grocery bag of information about the foods we create and buy.
21 Acres in Woodinville has a test kitchen, event space and store; Britt's is oh so good!
Developing products that sell well at retail is no easy task. Sometimes there's the willingness to take a risk. At other times, the determination to invest in what you think is worthwhile.
One thing we learned from our guests, Lori and Llance Kezner of GarLic It and Becky Morrette of Sunday Drive Designs, is that creating successful products is personal.
- Why the Kezner's got into business for themselves
- The path from manufacturing 24 units of GarLic It to commercial quantities
- How a blog post turned a potato into a bestseller for Sunday Drive Designs
Chuck and Jan Morris
St. Patrick's Day is big in the U.S. Eight in ten will wear green -- an entrepreneur's favorite color. The total spend for the holiday is about $4.6 billion.
Whiskey is integral to the day, so we thought we'd speak with Jan Morris, who is starting a craft whiskey distillery in Hoodsport, WA. Hear all the details about the paperwork, build out, financing and more. Plus, our discussion about the Washington State public auction of 167 state liquor stores, which began this week.
Note: Your equipment isn't malfunctioning. We experienced technical difficulties while recording the final segment of the show.
Guests Art Torelli of Electronic Processing Consultants and Food Pedalers, and Betsy McFeely of Seattle Goodwill, talk about merchant accounts, what it takes to run a bicycle food delivery service and how one of the biggest non-profits supports itself through retail.