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Bigger Pie Forum Podcasts

Lazy Magnolia Episode 1

Episode 1: A Risky Venture

January 8, 2019

BPF is expanding our discussion on the growing impact of the craft economy.  In this series, we sat down with Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery - Mississippi's oldest brewery, even though it's only been in business since 2005.

Lazy Magnolia Episode 4

Episode 4: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned

Coming February 19, 2019

BPF continues the craft discussion with tips for creating a more vibrant craft industry through the lessons learned by Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery.

Lazy Magnolia

Episode 2: The Hurdles of Entrepreneurship

January 22, 2019

BPF continues talking with Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery on the hurdles he's faced as an entrepreneur and how his entrepreneurial spirit demands his commitment.

LM Episode 3

Episode 3: Distribution Battles

February 5, 2019

BPF continues talking with Mark Henderson of Lazy Magnolia Brewery on managing a start-up business in a highly regulated industry.

Cathead Distillery

The Craft Economy and its Entrepreneurs Episode 1

November 20, 2018

An innovative feature of the 21st century has been the emergence of the craft economy which is reinventing industries that have been around for centuries.  To learn more about it, we visited with Cathead Distillery.

Cathead Founders Austin Evans and Richard Patrick

The Craft Economy and its Entrepreneurs Episode 2

December 4, 2018

How does Cathead take on highly-capitalized, well-entrenched mega-brand competitors?

Cathead Distillery with Ashby Foote of BPF

The Craft Economy and its Entrepreneurs Episode 3

December 18, 2018

What are the challenges and lessons of a craft start-up in Mississippi?

JROTC Episode 1

July 15, 2018

JROTC - A Program That Works.

JROTC is an upside surprise for inner city schools.  JROTC produces exceptional results by providing mentorship, experience and exposure to students.  JROTC's curriculum focuses on leadership skills and character development.

JROTC Episode 2

July 15, 2018

JROTC Instructors Bring Passion and Patience

The instructors are the big difference makers to the JROTC program. JROTC instructors’ main goal is to help students finish high school and gaining acceptance into a four year college or university.  They accomplish this by instilling life skills - motivating the students to become better citizens.

JROTC Episode 3

July 15, 2018

JROTC Students - Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders

Exposures and experiences for JROTC students are life changing. JROTC students are prepared for a life of leadership.  These students reflect on their personal experiences with JROTC and how the program helped prepare them for their chosen careers.

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Mississippi River Flooding