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The Tidbit

Cureate, Kim Bryden

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Do you run a small business, or have dreams to start one? On The Tidbit, brought to you by Cureate, we discuss tidbits of knowledge around starting and running a small business with a food and beverage lens. Show host Kim Bryden sits down with guest experts and shares trending new topics on food, business and culture to help best prepare you for your business journey.
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Cureate is celebrating 10 years this Fall! To honor the occasion, for the first time on The Tidbit podcast, our founder Kim Bryden is sharing her story. Tessa Velazquez, Cureate Facilitator + Coach, takes over the host mic to interview Kim about how Cureate got its start and the ups and downs of entrepreneurship! Tessa and Kim reflect on a decade o…
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To be successful in business, entrepreneurs need to be able to adapt to change, communicate clearly, build trust, and handle any unexpected challenges that come their way. On this episode of The Tidbit, Kim speaks with Mary Lemmer about how improv can help entrepreneurs navigate difficult situations, reduce stress and teach us important life lesson…
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The Tidbit Hotline is officially open! In this new format of The Tidbit, entrepreneurs send in challenges they are facing and hosts Kim Bryden and Tessa Velazquez brainstorm solutions and suggest actionable ideas along with special guest experts. On today’s episode, a mushroom farmer new to Northwest Arkansas is struggling to find a permanent place…
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This is the 100th EPISODE of The Tidbit —and our season finale! In this special live episode, Tessa Velazquez, Cureate Facilitator + Coach, spoke with Randy Wilburn, a communication strategist, entrepreneur, host of the “I am Northwest Arkansas” podcast, and founder of ONBoardNWA, a hyper-local jobs board. Randy shares strategies on how to stand ou…
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The two final episodes on this season of The Tidbit are focusing on goal setting and the future of your business using your unique positioning. On today's episode, we explore how to position your business in a B2B (business-to-business) context —specifically with institutional buyers. We address sustainability in the workplace, specifically when it…
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On this episode of The Tidbit, Kim talks to Scott Shigeoka about his new book SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World. Scott says curiosity is key as a small business owner, and staying curious can help cure the disconnection and dissatisfaction in the workplace that has been so commonplace since the global pandemic. Host: …
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On today’s episode of The Tidbit, we don’t want to do “business as usual." With everything transpiring in the world today, between global wars, the rise of hatred and vitriol, and overall mental health crises at an all time high, we thought it important to have a discussion around complex and profound emotions like grief, sorrow and loss. Kim speak…
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The Tidbit is live! In this special episode, Kim hands over the host mic to Tessa Velazquez, coach and facilitator at Cureate. Tessa moderates a conversation with Teresa Velazquez, owner of iconic D.C. bakeries Baked & Wired and A Baked Joint, and Stephanie Long, owner of home-based artisan bakery The Cake Occasion. As bakers and entrepreneurs, Ter…
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It is no surprise that individuals in the food, farm and beverage industry are masters of their craft. Through this mastery, they are able to differentiate themselves in the marketplace and provide education to consumers about their highly specific goods or services. On this episode of The Tidbit, Kim speaks with oyster sommelier Julie Qui about wh…
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Traversing the U.S. from Mid-Atlantic to the Heartland, you’ll pass by many farms and rural communities. The large majority of these farms are family owned and small to mid-sized operations that don’t see large profits. How might we improve economic conditions, growth opportunities and access to new market channels for these entrepreneurs? On this …
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The Tidbit is back! Last season, The Tidbit went on a cross country roadtrip to see how small businesses were innovating and adapting during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The trip was transformative for Kim, and for Cureate, which now has a second hub of operations in Northwest Arkansas. The new season of The Tidbit is going to reflect that…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and cities had been adapting and innovating. On this episode of The Tidbit Takes the Road, Kim finishes her…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and cities had been adapting and innovating. On this episode of The Tidbit Takes the Road, Kim grabs a drin…
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Caption: You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and cities had been adapting and innovating. On this episode of The Tidbit Takes the Road, Kim sit…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and cities had been faring in 2020. On this episode of The Tidbit Takes the Road, Erin Rowe blends history,…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and cities had been faring in 2020. On this episode of The Tidbit Takes the Road, we had the absolute pleas…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and small towns had been faring in 2020. On this episode of The Tidbit Takes the Road, we chat with the own…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and small towns had been faring in 2020. On this episode of The Tidbit Takes the Road, we learn about Chef …
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and small towns had been faring in 2020. How were they adapting and innovating? What new ways were people t…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and small towns had been faring in 2020. How were they adapting and innovating? What new ways were people t…
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You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and small towns had been faring in 2020. How were they adapting and innovating? What new ways were people t…
  continue reading
 
You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and small towns had been faring in 2020. How were they adapting and innovating? What new ways were people t…
  continue reading
 
You are tuning into a special series, The Tidbit Takes the Road. In October 2020 Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate and Host of The Tidbit, decided to hit the road on a cross-country listening tour to learn more about how non-coastal small businesses and small towns had been faring in 2020. How were they adapting and innovating? What new ways were people t…
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What is this duality? The duality of grief, and also seeing the silver lining. How can one hold that two-sides of the same coin feeling?It’s something I feel so deeply and wonder: is it a trait I was born with or a skill I have cultivated? Does this have anything to do with me being an entrepreneur and running my business for nearly 6 years? Perhap…
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The resiliency of a community depends on engagement with local and regional stakeholders. Tune into this minisode for our three tidbits on how we can build a new localized food system equipped to help communities overcome times of uncertainty. **IMPORTANT NOTE** We’re spearheading a local supply chain audit. Whether it's the coronavirus pandemic or…
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What makes a product, a person, an initiative newsworthy? How do you stay relevant and tap into our cultural zeitgeist to get on the radar of journalists and media professionals? We sit down with Kara Elder, food and cooking writer (The Washington Post, Vox, Eaten: A Food History Magazine, and more!), to talk about her collaboration project - SMALL…
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Building a business is a lot like dating. It’s also pretty much the same as maintaining any relationship in your life - with friends, with family, with intimate partners. How are we showing up? How are we maintaining respect and being mindful of one’s time and boundaries? What about just small touches of care and comfort? These are all important - …
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Main Street Programs aim to revitalize their downtowns and commercial districts through preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. On this episode, we debunk the myth that Main Streets are dead. We’re joined in-studio by a group of incredible individuals who are in the fight to keep Main Streets alive — especially here in…
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As defined by Investopedia, Public-private partnerships involve collaboration between a government agency and a private-sector company that can be used to finance, build, and operate projects. We sit down to discuss inclusive innovation and breaking down barriers to entry with Joy James, Tech & Innovation Portfolio Manager for the Office of the Dep…
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It can seem impossible for small to midsize farmers to survive in this world because they aren’t provided the monetary runway that big machines of businesses are afforded. It has always been hard, but especially with the increase of unpredictable weather, trade wars, and monopolies along our supply chains - it’s becoming increasingly difficult to m…
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What does it take to build a business with thoughtful sourcing practices in mind, while working on sustainable growth and financial responsibilities? We sit down with Dave Wiseman, Co-Founder of Little Sesame, to talk about working with his partners Chef Ronen Tenne and Nick Wiseman, how he left his corporate career to do so, and why they made cert…
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On our last episode we talked about food as medicine — for the body. I want to explore this idea of food as medicine... but for the planet. I'm perhaps making up this metaphor but with impending climate catastrophe we really need to take a hard look at our supply chains and how we can produce food for the health of this planet. We've gotten ourselv…
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At Cureate, our mission is to shift purchasing dollars in institutions - like universities, hospitals, sports arenas - back into local, small business through food & beverage procurement. Every day I am researching the latest trends in food & retail and how this intersection of big and small business can work together. When I learned that Mount Sin…
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We surround ourselves with stories of the “one who made it”. We become fascinated with the idea of the struggle and endless hours of grinding to achieve the ultimate goal. For some entrepreneurs, the path to success can take 1 year — for others it could be 5, 10, or 20. And during that journey, you will be faced with an onslaught of emotions that i…
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There has been a movement slowly building over the past decade around food and design that is now coming to the forefront of general consumers consciousness. On this episode of The Tidbit, we explore this intersection with Bria Taylor of Killa Cakes and Joe DePalma of Punch Digital Strategies. Tune in to learn more about their creative process, too…
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When creating a business, it's of the utmost importance for you to understand and define your Unique Value Proposition (UVP). On this episode, we feature two different entreprenurs in the sustainable snacking space who are creating thoughtful, intentional business models through Direct Trade relationships, supply chain transparency, education and o…
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We have discussed many different ways to access capital on this show - and have focused primarily on pitching potential investors and working with CDFIs (community development financial institutions). What are other ways in which you can raise money? On this episode we’re going to learn more about crowdfunding - especially as a product based busine…
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Who has the power to be at the table, so to speak? What are new ways in which we can build trust in the decision making process - particularly around investment and how our money moves? On this episode we talk with Allyson Redpath, who just launched Citrine Angels. Their mission is to support the growth and success of female-founded businesses in t…
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Whether you’re a budding restauranter, café owner, or even possibly opening a craft brewery or distiller, what do you need to think about from an experience design perspective through to permitting and financing to make sure you are set up for success? We want to avoid as many financial pitfalls as we can before even opening doors! This is why I’ve…
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One of the hardest pieces of the brand identity puzzle is putting into words the feelings you want to communicate to your end customer. On this episode, we pull examples from Chez Panisse to &pizza as to how you should be thinking about building your brand identity from vision to reality. We're joined in-studio with Alexi New, Co-Founder of Noted -…
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Have you ever desired a different way to navigate your life and career? Perhaps a source of guidance other than the advice or the models of 'success' or guidance around you, which may not resonate to you? What if you could create a new kind of clarity, and feel a more authentic connection with your own insight? These are the questions posed by this…
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