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Richard Daley in a purple shirt and tan hat wearing glasses. He is at Sports and Spirits for his interview with SBC about Plush Vodka and his role as Vice President and Co-Owner alongside Malcom Hill

The Vodka Game with Richard Daley

Introduction In this episode of Small Business Celebration, we delve into the world of entrepreneurship with a focus on increasing Yelp reviews organically, fostering collaborations with vendors, and navigating the vodka game. Join us as we explore the insights and experiences shared by Richard Daley, Vice President of West Coast...

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Jim Shaw holding a trophy in front of memorabilia from his time with Buck Owens, The Crystal Palace, Hee Haw, and The Buckaroos in Bakersfield, CA.

Crafting Jingles with Jim Shaw

In the realm of advertising, the art of crafting jingles holds a special place. For Jim Shaw, owner of JBS Productions, it’s been a 45-year journey of creating catchy tunes and leaving a lasting impression. From humble beginnings to working with iconic figures like Buck Owens, Jim’s career had evolved....

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Jim Balmain smiling in front of bakery equipment during his interview at Smith's Bakery in Bakersfield, CA.

A Cookie Legacy : Insights from Smith’s Bakery with Jim Balmain

In the heart of entrepreneurship lies a culture of shared responsibilities and continuous evolution. This is exemplified by Smith’s Bakery, a longstanding establishment that has not only weathered the test of time but has also become an integral part of the community. In a recent episode of Small Business Celebration,...

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April McGill of April McGill Photography showing off her vintage camera collection and pretending to take a picture

Photography Success: April McGill Photography

Introduction: The Uncharted Territories of Entrepreneurship The conventional teachings of photography success may teach lighting and camera settings but often overlook the practicalities of business. This can leave room for potential errors that could cost thousands. For April McGill, founder of April McGill Photography, a thriving commercial photography business and...

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Dirk Turner of Liberty T&T Safes in Bakersfield smiling for his interview

Dirk Turner: From Meat Cutter to TNT Liberty Safes

In a recent episode of Small Business Celebration, the spotlight turned to Dirk Turner, the mastermind behind TNT Liberty Safes in Bakersfield, California. This captivating episode delved into the intriguing journey of Dirk, a former grocery store meat cutter turned owner of a thriving safe business. The narrative touched upon...

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Joe Hay of Jim Burke Ford smiling during his interview while wearing a suit in front of a mural of Bakersfield, CA while talking about legacy and values

Legacy and Values: Joe Hay, President of Jim Burke Ford

In a recent Small Business Celebration, Michael sat down with Joe Hay, the President of Jim Burke Ford, to delve into the legacy, challenges, and values defining this family-owned business. The conversation offered insights into the journey of a company deeply rooted in its past yet evolving with the times....

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Doctor Rafael Huezo from Mint Health Clinic in Bakersfield, California smiling in his lab coat

Transforming Healthcare with Dr. Rafael Huezo

Healthcare is a highly competitive industry. Dr. Rafael Huezo shares his remarkable journey and the pivotal strategy that distinguishes his practice from others in the field. He offers a subscription based model of healthcare as a way to be more accessible, affordable, and have more time with each of his...

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Kat Clowes of March Consulting Group in Bakersfield, California is smiling big and holding a sign that says "I finished my college applications"

Lessons from Merging Businesses with Kat Clowes

Introduction: In a recent Small Business Celebration episode, Kat Clowes, owner of March Consulting and Higher Scores Test Prep, shared her experiences and challenges when merging businesses. Join us as we uncover the unexpected aspects of buying a second business and the valuable lessons Kat learned along the way. The...

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Michael Roberts smiling during his interview which is the 250th episode of Small Business Celebration sharing entrepreneurial wisdom

Entrepreneurial Wisdom: Michael Roberts’ and Small Business Celebration

Introduction: Entrepreneurship – every venture and individual who embarks on this distinct journey is in for many highs and lows. In this special episode of Small Business Celebration, Michael Roberts, founder and host of the YouTube channel and podcast, steps into the interviewee spotlight to share the entrepreneurial wisdom he’s...

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