THE RURAL ENTREPRENEUR'S GOLD PODCAST & BLOGAMAZING RURAL ENTREPRENEUR STORIES
Do you live in or have a love for rural life and a good rural entrepreneurial success story? If you do, you’re in the right place. Right here you’ll hear stories of the rural entrepreneur’s gold. There is so much awesome happening for ruralpreneurs everywhere. We’re sharing stories from people living in towns of 250 people, some who don’t live in a town at all, and some who live in “larger” small towns. If you’re someone who likes to cheer for the little guy, you’re going to love these impressive stories. My name is Krysti Mikkonen and I invite you to join me each week to hear inspiring stories of people finding their rural gold.
Greg Franklin had no idea that scrolling on Facebook one day onto a picture of a cheesecake would change his life. That picture and accompanying recipe stirred in him the idea to make a cheesecake and 100s of 1000s more cheesecakes. He certainly never expected he would one day own a bakery.
Mitch Reed stands out as leader for his his book Cardboard Confessionals. He took an amazing class project and the impact and the power of asking questions in the book Cardboard Confessionals. It changed the lives of many who participated, and it could change yours. The first question asked in the project was, What’s one thing you want to do before you die?
Dot Henke shares her tenacity and drive after becoming an accidental entrepreneur with her pretzel business. You are going to hear a story of a business start-up that was anything but planned. See some businesses just happen when you least expect it, at any age, and at any time in your life.
Holly Hoffman, a cast member of season 21 in Nicaragua shares her CBS Survivor story of life during and after the show that is entertaining, inspiring, motivating, and encouraging. Enjoy the rollercoaster ride of emotions as she shares her story and how she was changed forever in so many unexpected ways.
Carly Pochop could be deemed a serial entrepreneur as the owner of multiple businesses. She doesn’t just own businesses though, she is motivated and passionate about creativity with art. Her tenacity and gumption are inspiring.
Blain Mikkonen is a founder and co-owner of a few businesses, two of which will be the primary topics of conversation in this episode of the Rural Entrepreneur’s Gold. He shares how the businesses Grain Designs & The Pines Wedding & Events Venue came to be.