Small Business War Stories
About This Show
Small businesses are the soul of America. This is where they tell their stories.
We want to showcase how our stories bind us; how America is more united than it sometimes feels.
Small Business War Stories is a weekly 30 minute show recorded in person with small business owners. We discuss different topics and get the triumphs, struggles, and funny stories from our guests' everyday lives.
Hosted by Pablo Fuentes, CEO and Founder of Proven, the leading small business hiring tool.
Most Recent Episode
SBWS 026 - The St. Louis BBQ Tradition | Pappy's Smokehouse
2 days ago
St. Louis is a BBQ town. Outside of St. Louis, what we know as "St. Louis Barbeque", is a pork spare rib cut where the ends of the ribs are trimmed so they're all the same length. However, within St. Louis, BBQ is much more than just a cut of pork. We take a deep dive into the St. Louis BBQ Tradition with owner and operator of Pappy's Smokehouse, John Matthews. Pappy's Smokehouse was started over 9 years ago and now has multiple locations and lines out the door. What started as John, his business partner and 3 employees, has now grown into a 50-plus person operation. We speak with John about how he started, how he hires, markets and much more on the latest episode of Small Business War Stories.