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Bianchi Candle Company

The Good Life Small Business Podcast

Release Date: 03/10/2023

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The Good Life Small Business Podcast

In this episode of the podcast, I sat down with Paul Oettinger, co-owner of Pals Brewing Company located in North Platte. Paul's passion for brewing and dedication to his business is inspiring, and this conversation is a must-listen for anyone interested in the brewery business or entrepreneurship in general. He takes us on a journey of how he got into the brewery business and the challenges he faced along the way. He shares some of the business lessons he learned the hard way, including how to read a Profit and Loss statement. We discuss the exciting things that Pals Brewing Company has on...

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Nic Bianchi literally grew up as an entrepreneuer.  When he was 12 years old, he got a candle making kit as a birthday present, and the rest is history.

We talked about what it was like for him to be a business owner while he was growing up, the challenges of evolving as his business as it grew, and how his role in the business has changed in the last year.

If you want to know more about Bianchi Candle Co., check out their website, or on Instagram and Facebook.

And don't forget to follow The Good Life Small Business Podcast as well!  You can find full interviews on our YouTube page, or check us out on Facebook and Instagram.