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The Benefit of Hindsight | Inspiring Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you've ever thought about starting a business, this is the show for you. Each week, host Aaron Bushell interviews entrepreneurs and small business owners who left the 9-5 and went to work for themselves and asks, looking back with the benefit of hindsight, what went right and what would they have done differently.
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Jul 28, 2015

This week my guest is Andy Gough, owner of Reverie Roasters Coffee here in Wichita, KS.  When Andy started his coffee house more than two years ago, he knew he would need to become a part of the Wichita Coffee Community.  Andy's passion, not just for coffee, but for the Wichita Community comes through in the success his business has had during the last two years.

6:00 Andy talks about how it feels to be leaving the corporate 9-5 to focus solely on his business.
9:45 Andy started the business with a partner, but had to part ways when they did not agree on how to run the company.
11:10 The right people makes a successful team and Andy talks about building his team from 2 people to 16 in two years.
13:15 What was the first day of business like?
14:45 Andy shouts out to Denise Neil and talks about when his business experienced sudden growth.
17:00 What does the day to day operation of Reverie Roasters look like?
21:20 What is something Andy would have done differently?
23:50 What is something Andy did right?
26:00 What is going on with Reverie Roasters right now and where can they be found?

 The episode show notes can be found here: Episode 013 Show Notes

Check out their website at www.ReverieRoasters.com

Like the Reverie Roaster Facebook Page

And follow their Twitter account at @ReverieRoasters

 

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Jul 22, 2015

This week my guest is Dr. Dustin Weber, owner of Weber Family Chiropractic office.  Dr. Weber is unlike a lot of people because in coming out of chiropractic school, he had a vision for his own practice and instead of working for someone else, he hung out his own shingle and opened his own office.  To do so, he had to make some serious sacrifices (including moving home with his parents!), but he focused on executing his vision and has now built a successful practice and just moved his business into a new, larger office.  We talk about how his business has grown over the last four years, why he is passionate about health, not just treatment, and why injecting positivity into his morning routine has made him a better business owner.

Links, resources and show notes from this episode can be found here: Episode 012 Show Notes Page

Weber Family Chiropractics website http://www.weberfamilychiro.com

Weber Family Chiropractics Facebook Page

Weber Family Chiropractics Twitter @weberfamchiro

Thank you to Dustin for sharing your entreprenurial story with us and inspring all of those members of Hindsight Nation to follow their own dreams of one day having their own business.

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Jul 15, 2015

This week, my guest is entrepreneur and business owner Luke Luttrell, Chief Operating Officer and owner of NextLED Signs.  I have been friends with Luke for nearly two decades and am thrilled to share the story of his journey to becoming an entrepreneur.   Luke has spent more than a decade in the sign business, but about five years ago decided to take the leap and start his own company selling, installing and servicing LED signs.  You can check out some of their work at www.nextledsigns.com/.

Links, resources and show notes from this episode can be found here: Episode 011 Show Notes Page

Luke's personal Twitter @Luttrell27

NextLED website http://www.nextledsigns.com 

NextLED Twitter @nextledsigns 

Downtown Sign @DowntownSign

Thank you to Luke for sharing your entreprenurial story with us and inspring all of those members of Hindsight Nation to follow their own dreams of one day having their own business.

Lastly, thank you to MY VERY FIRST SPONSOR- Patricia Hoover and Great Image Designs for their contribution to The Benefit of Hindsight.  Check out Patricia's website for some of the very best Wichita State Shocker clothing you will find anywhere at http://greatimagedesigns.com/ And if you're interested, listen to Patricia's own very unique entreprenurial story on episode 4 of this show, you can find it at www.TheBenefitOfHindsight.com/episode004.

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Jul 8, 2015

This week, my guest is certified public accountant Russell Carswell.  I asked Russell to be my guest today for two reasons.  First, he has started his own business and is a part owner in his CPA firm Porter, Carswell & Raya.  But more importantly, as an accountant, Russell works with entrepreneurs every single day and sees all of the things that go into running a successful business. More than that, he sees them for all of his clients, and throughout his career has been able to advise and guide those business owners who have chosen him as their CPA to help improve the financial health of their businesses.

Too many business owners think of a CPA as someone who just files their taxes for them in April.  That could not be further from the truth.  A good CPA will manage your books for you, take care of quarterly estimated and payroll taxes, watch your spending and help advise you on what the right move is for the future of your company.  Is it cheap? No.  But in most cases, the fees you pay a CPA to manage the financial aspect of your business can be recouped simply by using that time to go out and build your business.  As the business owner, what is the most effective use of your time?  Trying to balance your books? Or developing contacts, networking, selling to customers and building your business?

Throughout his career, Russell has been a trusted advisor and financial expert for the business owners that are his clients.  He also has some pretty hysterical stories about his time in business.  I hope you enjoy listening to his interview as much as I enjoyed talking with him.

You can reach Russell by going to his CPA firm website at www.pcrcpa.com. You can call the Porter, Carswell & Raya offices at 316-755-0033 or you can email them at info@pcrcpa.com.

 

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214 W Main St

Valley Center, KS 67147

Jul 1, 2015

Welcome back to The Benefit of Hindsight! This week, I am thrilled to bring you an interview with entrepreneur, podcaster and business coach Gail Foley.  Gail has lived in the Wichita area for over twenty years and during that time has connected with some amazing entrepreneurs and business owners.  Her story takes a dramatic shift a couple of years ago as she started to target what she realized was her niche- women entrepreneurs- and she began to develop a community around her of successful businesswomen from all kinds of different backgrounds.

 

Gail is a bit of an inspiration to me- she has been podcasting for years and has nearly 300 shows under her belt. She is also one of the most prolific podcasters I’ve ever met- she records and uploads a podcast nearly every single day. Many are interviews with the women in the community she is building, entrepreneurs from all over the world.  Others are just her talking about her life, her business and her podcast.  Regardless of the topic, Gail is an engaging, energetic businesswoman who has built a name for herself in our local community and online.

 

If you are interested in checking out Gail’s community, or you know a female business owner who should connect with Gail, check out her website at www.OneAwesomeCommunity.com.  You can also find her podcast available on her website, or in iTunes or on Stitcher.  Thank you for sharing your story and your passion with the community I am building, Gayle!

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