Crafting Jingles with Jim Shaw

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.

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. It is a testament to […]

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

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

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, we interviewed Jim Balmain, the […]

Photography Success: April McGill Photography

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

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 seasoned entrepreneur, a pivotal moment […]

Dirk Turner: From Meat Cutter to TNT Liberty Safes

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

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 mechanics, security, and the world […]