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Innovation and Entrepreneurship via Univ of South Alabama's I-Corps

What's Working with Cam Marston

Release Date: 11/11/2019

Suzanne Massingill - Barefoot Model and Talent - Discovering the Suzanne Massingill - Barefoot Model and Talent - Discovering the "it" factor

What's Working with Cam Marston

Suzanne learned her business by doing it at all levels. Moving to Mobile, she saw an opportunity to provide models and actors for productions along the Gulf Coast. As the popularity of this region as a filming destination increased and Netflix and the like began their own productions, she got busy and remains so today. Learn what it takes to find and market talent and the most surprising things that talent wanna-be's have to learn. 

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Andy MacDonald: The Art and Business of Music show art Andy MacDonald: The Art and Business of Music

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Andy MacDonald owns Picker's Paradise in Stockton, Alabama. Musicians from all around know of the store and the jam sessions that occur there. Has Corona shut him down? Not at all. Aspiring musicians, with time on their hands, have shown up to get lessons, upgrade their skills, and get new guitars (when Andy can find them - inventory nationwide is low.) Hear how Andy has evolved his business and himself and learn the state of the local music business. 

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Knox Boteler Talks about How the Little Guy can Take on the Big Corporations show art Knox Boteler Talks about How the Little Guy can Take on the Big Corporations

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Attorney Knox Boteler knows how to protect the little guy when he's bought a defective product and can't get the major corporate manufacturer to take responsibility. Document everything, save receipts, and when all else fails, post to social media. Knox takes us through how the world of consumer protections are changing and, most importantly, what I should do about my chronically broken ice-maker. 

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Josh Duplantis - Working On Tomorrow's (and Today's!) Workforce show art Josh Duplantis - Working On Tomorrow's (and Today's!) Workforce

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Pandemic + hurricanes + huge numbers of jobs available equals... what? No one is quite sure. Josh Duplantis isn't waiting, though. He's working to train the next generation in his role as Dean of Workforce Development for Coastal Alabama Community College.

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REPLAY: Lane Zirlott and Murder Point Oysters show art REPLAY: Lane Zirlott and Murder Point Oysters

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Lane Zirlott remains one of our favorites and fall means oysters to us so we're replaying Lane's interview. We can't get enough of him. 

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Victory Health Partner's Mission: Service plus Excellent Healthcare show art Victory Health Partner's Mission: Service plus Excellent Healthcare

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On a mission trip providing medical care, Dr Robert Lightfoot felt a stirring inside that he couldn't deny and returned to Mobile, Alabama with the intent to provide healthcare to a marginalized community that needed it the most. In 2019 it totaled nearly 20,000 patient encounters and nearly $40M in free medication. Since Covid, he and his team have been in ever greater demand, continuing to serve his community and being obedient to a higher calling.

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Turning Invasive Nutria Into Dog Food - The Fantastic Story of Marsh Dog Pet Treats show art Turning Invasive Nutria Into Dog Food - The Fantastic Story of Marsh Dog Pet Treats

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Hansel Harlan was reading newspaper stories of the devastation caused by an invasive species of water rodent about the same time his dog became allergic to the store-bought dog food. Harlan put one and one together and with help from his marketing genius sister, Marsh Dog Pet Treats was born. 

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John Grado - Innovating for Sound Quality for the Most Discerning Customers show art John Grado - Innovating for Sound Quality for the Most Discerning Customers

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John Grado now runs the family business that manufactures some of the industry's highest performing headphones, ear buds, and phonograph cartridges. They've never advertised, relying only on word of mouth and professional reviews to tell their story. Each item is hand made in the same Brooklyn facility where the company originated.

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Bruce Tulgan's New Book: The Art of Being Indispensable at Work show art Bruce Tulgan's New Book: The Art of Being Indispensable at Work

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Bruce's new book offers insight from the hundreds of surveys he's conducted on the workplace. His conclusions are drawn from conversations with workplace leaders across the country. And he easily and comfortably relays the attributes one needs to become a go-to person in their workplace. 

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Silver Ships - Aluminum Workboats with a Backlog of Orders show art Silver Ships - Aluminum Workboats with a Backlog of Orders

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Steven Clarke offered his step-father some help when he returned home for vacation one Christmas. In a little time, he was running the business. He started by applying some business fundamentals to the company's processes and then building orders. Today their clients include the US Corps of Engineers, the US Navy, and police, fire, and natural resources departments all over the country. 

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Drs Michael Chambers and Andrew Byrd know the questions to ask, the people to talk to, and the processes to explore to get your business idea or invention started. They work with individuals and companies that are trying to break through and offer coaching, feedback, and introductions. If it's going to fail, they want it to fail fast so that you can quickly pivot and take the idea in a different direction where a market may be eagerly awaiting your idea. It's intense and rigorous and not for everyone but Drs Chambers and Byrd agree - entrepreneurs are often the most satisfied people they know and their drive can't be stopped.