Business Stories From Business Owners
You may be wondering why an insurance company has developed a video series on local business stories. As an agency, one of our favorite things is hearing our clients’ business growth stories.
Out of this love for hearing business stories, the idea for “Growin’ It” was born. In this series we highlight local entrepreneurs’ journeys to success as they’ve “grown” their businesses over the years.
You will hear from them on their company’s culture, how they got started in the business, growing pains, learning experiences, and how they continue to grow and build their individual companies.
Justin Bailey, founder of Bailey & Co. real estate, talks with Andy Huddleston about his roots in real estate and what led him to found his own brokerage in the Knoxville area.
If you live in the Knoxville area, you may have wondered what exactly a crawl space “ninja” is. In this episode of Growin’ It, Michael Church walks us through the early days of Crawl Space Ninja, how he came up with the name, his initial networking strategies, remaining a “cut above” in the home services industry, positive customer experiences, and more.
As Knoxville’s restaurant scene has evolved, restaurants like A Dopo Sourdough Pizza have been a welcome addition to our local foodscape. In this Growin’ It episode we will hear how owners Brian and Jessica met, what A Dopo actually means, how they studied and prepared prior to opening A Dopo, their dedication to a great dining experience, and more.
What’s cloud-based accounting? Adam Slack of Two Roads sits down with Andy Huddleston to discuss their modern and agile approach to bookkeeping and accounting.
In this episode, Andy Huddleston of Wyatt Insurance sits down with Colleen Cruze Bhati, who, along with her husband Manjit, is the proprietor of Cruze Farm. Colleen has grown up around Cruze Farm, as it was her parents Earl and Cheri who started Cruze Farm in 1980.
In this episode, Andy Huddleston of Wyatt Insurance sits down with Seth Kehne, owner and founder of Lawn Butler in Knoxville, Tennessee. We explore their beginnings (2:20), how they named the business (5:06), and what they attribute their growth to (5:46). Seth gives us a peek into Lawn Butler’s culture (7:01), how they value their employees’ success, and what it’s like to work with them (8:10). Andy talks with Seth about growing their business (10:28), keeping up with culture through technology (11:56), and how networking has impacted their business (12:34).