Scrap that top-down thinking: Listening to your employees is important

Posted On September 3, 2019

If one were to read a book by a man who built a scrap metal business that includes 77 locations and handles 3½ million tons of recycled metals a year, that book would be about recycling scrap metal. But the book that George Adams, owner of California-based SA Recycling, decided to write isn’t about recycling. […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston

How a family-owned coffee company is brewing for a new generation

Posted On August 26, 2019

It’s not often that I get to do a radio show with the owner of a company while I’m consuming his product. But in the latest episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston,” I sipped on some coffee with chicory produced by Baton Rouge-based Community Coffee while talking with the company’s fourth-generation owner and president, […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials, What's Working with Cam Marston

The Gospel of Murder Point Oysters: How to build a boutique seafood business

Posted On August 20, 2019

Boutique businesses are all the rage. From craft beer and small batch bourbon to organic produce and specialty cheeses, small operations that reach and build followings among specific segments of the market are thriving in a number of industries. But seafood? How do you build a following for that? Our guest in a recent episode […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work

Blind faith: When the business plan is answering a call from God

Posted On April 9, 2019

Marquis Forge is the CEO of Eleven86 Water, but he says that’s just a title. It’s God, he says, who runs the company, and God who started it in the first place. Forge, our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston,” is a former walk-on football player at the University Alabama […]

Categories: church, Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston

One way to survive lean times: Keeping your operation lean

Posted On February 26, 2019

When the housing market crashed in 2008, Mobile builder Rogers & Willard found themselves in the same situation as pretty much every other construction company in America. After the crash, the company limped through 2009 on only a third of the revenue it had enjoyed in 2008. Times were lean. But fortunately for Rogers & […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Recession Economy, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work

‘A passion project:’ Varsity Brands not only sells sports gear, but works to create school spirit

Posted On February 19, 2019

With iGen following in the digital footsteps of the millennial generation, having grown up with technology at their fingertips as a primary source of communication, many of us Generation X parents find ourselves desperately seeking outlets that will force them into face-to-face social interaction. And many of us are turning to team sports. Our guest […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, iGen, Podcast, Product Design, What's Working with Cam Marston

Barley, yeast, water and hops: Starting a brewery from scratch in south Alabama

Posted On February 19, 2019

If we could pick any type of business to own, many of us might choose one that allows us to drink beer all day. Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” did just that. Brian Kane acted on a love for craft beer to open Fairhope Brewery with a partner […]

Categories: Blog, Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston

Are tariffs a good idea? One economist’s take

Posted On December 26, 2018

We all want to see the economy grow and create jobs. A favored method in the current U.S. administration’s efforts to accomplish this has been to use or threaten to use tariffs against foreign countries to level the playing field for American businesses. We’ve been told they will save American jobs, but our guest in […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Recession Economy, What's Working with Cam Marston

Yes, you can make a living selling popsicles. But it’s not easy.

Posted On December 12, 2018

So you want to be an entrepreneur, but don’t have that big, original idea that no one else has done? What about taking something that’s been done and putting your own twist on it, or simply doing it better? That’s what Octavio and Shannon Arzola did. Some people may have thought our guests in this […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston

Even today, honesty is still the best policy

Posted On September 20, 2018

In this age of instantaneous and global communication, where a lie or a bad review can travel, as they say, halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on, how does a business control its own message? Our guest in this episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” is Kinnon Phillips, an accredited public […]

Categories: Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Podcast

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