Build Your Best Business (food)

Scott Bianculli is one of the Partners at BAKED and RED SKY TAPAS -  www.bakeithappen.com and www.redskytapas.com

These are two “mom and pop” restaurant concepts that have originated in the East Cobb portion of Marietta, Georgia.

Baked is “comfort food” and Red Sky is a tapas concept and entertainment venue.

As a small town boy gone city, Scott hopes that Baked will remind you of good-ole fashioned living, while meeting the challenges of today’s hectic schedules.

Direct download: 4-1-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Scott_Bianculli.mp3
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Pure Sodaworks, uses the best ingredients in the world to create pure cane sugar sodas with unique and delicious flavors. All of their sodas are free from preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Sodas are served at their fountain, The River Street Makery, at Coolidge Park and are also available in bottles.

Matt and Tiffany Rogers, founders of Pure SodaWorks have been making and selling all natural products since they started their first business, Everyday Eclectic, in 2007.They founded Pure SodaWorks in 2011, with partner Shawn Clouse. Originally, they planned to only sell sodas via their custom mobile soda fountain at various markets, festivals, and events throughout the area. However, they quickly realized that customers and restaurants were interested in having their sodas in bottle form.

Learn more at PureSodaworks.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Direct download: 2-18-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Pure_Soda_Works.mp3
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Eric Holtzclaw and Susan McMullen interview Ari Fleischer and Aly Moler of Frozen Pints featuring beer-flavored ice cream.

Ari grew up in New York and moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University. He graduated with a degree in business in 2006. After school, he couldn’t leave the warm weather and southern hospitality, so he’s been in Atlanta ever since. Before starting Frozen Pints, Ari worked in client service with The Nielsen Company. He supported both the Georgia Pacific and Coca-Cola accounts and gained valuable experience in market research and the retail world, but his true passion has always been craft beer. He started Frozen Pints in late 2010 after a serendipitous accident involving beer and an ice cream maker. He’s worked with his partner, Aly Moler, to build the business since then. His favorite part about his current job is the “R&D” – someone has to try all the beers to make the next great flavor…

A Virginia native, Aly Moler moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University, graduated in 2009 from Goizueta’s undergraduate business program, and began her professional career in the corporate world. She worked in Global IT at Coca-Cola before securing a position with The Nielsen Company, where she consulted with clients on marketing and market research solutions. It was during this time that she met Ari, they bonded over an appreciation of good food and drink, and she joined him in developing the innovative concept. She recently left her day job to focus on Frozen Pints, and has enjoyed the challenge of pioneering a new space in the food and beverage worlds. She’s also glad that all her time spent as an aspiring foodie is paying off.

Website: www.frozenpints.com

Direct download: 12-12-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Frozen_Pints.mp3
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Garlic Clove Foods is a gourmet health food producer. Born out of the humble dream to revolutionize the convenience food industry by providing consumers with healthy, delicious and convenient cooking meal options. The vision of Amy and Dean D’Angelo is to create foods that incorporate Whole Grains, Legumes, Lentils, Vegetables and other high quality and healthy ingredients. You may get hungry listening but you're not gonna want to miss their journey!

Direct download: 3-28-2012_The_Better_You_Project_Dean_DAngelo.mp3
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Sue Snape left her career in the medical illustration industry after 16 years, and went to Culinary School. Today she is a chef/kitchen manager in a small Cafe in Buckhead, Georgia. She started Leaf and Loaf and began baking her own 'Nola immediately.

Direct download: 3-11-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Sue_Snape_podcast.mp3
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Emily Myers used to be a counselor but founded Emily G's Jams after she and a neighbor went on a routine playdate with their children picking strawberries in 2008. After picking more then they could eat, they made their first batch of strawberry jam. After sharing it with family and friends, the requests for more started rolling in. What started as a lark quickly became a fulltime business. Now Emily G's jams can be found in farmers markets, online, and in retail locations nationwide. Her culinary skills have been showcased on many shows and magazines, from CNN to Martha Stewart to Southern Living.

Direct download: 2-4-013_The_Better_You_Project_Emily_Gs.mp3
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