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 009 - Staying Cordial with a Failed Business Partner | Joe Melliin, Former Co-Founder, Proven, Austin, TX
7 days ago
Let's face it: There are a ton of challenges with starting a business, especially if you have never done it before. That's why having a business parnter with complimentary skills can be so helpful. Someone to help you stay focused, bounce ideas off of and ultimately shoulder the load. However, what happens when that business parntership fails? Can you stay friends? How do you dissolve a business partnership peacefully? To explore these questions, we talked with Joe Mellin, who use to actually be my original business partner. We met each other when we were both grad students and then started a company together. That company would eventually become Proven. We broke up as co-founders a couple years after that. We are still friends to this day. On today's episode of Small Business War Stories, find out first hand how and why our business partnership came to an end and how we remained friends.