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Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes is the CEO of Proven. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and a blues guitar player and builder.

Recent Posts

How Small Businesses Impact Their Communities | Meraki Roasting Company

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on September 13, 2017

We often underestimate the impact that a small business can have on their community while in reality, small businesses are the main driver of job creation in the United States.

One small business has less impact than a major corporation, but as a whole, small businesses create more jobs, create a positive atmosphere within their communities, and create local role models for kids to look up to.

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How Improv Training Can Make You Better at Business | Four Day Weekend

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on September 6, 2017

Great business people are able to adapt, think on their feet, speak and captivate an audience, and collaborate and communicate with a variety of people in a variety of situations.

These also happen to be the exact types of skills you learn in improv.

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How to Start a Photography Business | Mitchell Multimedia

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on August 30, 2017

Starting a photography business is simple, but making it successful and profitable is a real challenge.

Between existing full-time photographers and those doing it as a secondary part-time job, there's a tremendous amount of competition in the market.

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Music Tourism in the South | Blues at The Shack Up Inn

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on August 22, 2017

The Shack Up Inn embodies the intersection between music and cultural tourism.

A stay at one of their sharecropper shacks immediately immerses you in the history of plantation life while also immersing you in the live music scene at the birth place of the blues.

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Starting a Women's Shoe Company from Scratch | Claire Flowers Shoes

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on August 16, 2017

Claire Flowers was in software sales and after years of suffering through poorly made shoes that would get caught in sidewalk grates and fall apart weeks after buying, she was inspired to design her own shoe.

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From Stockbroker to the Boutique Guitar Amplifier Business | Victoria Amps

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on August 9, 2017

In the early 90s, Mark Baier was working as a stockbroker, playing music for fun. Having finally made enough money for the first time to buy new music equipment, Mark excitedly purchased a brand new amp.

He was unfortunately disappointed. The new amp didn't sound anything like his old second hand amp.

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The Custom Furniture Business: Creating Beautiful and Timeless Designs | Goodwood NOLA

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on August 2, 2017

Like many entrepreneurs, Mike Dalle Molle and Jordan Gurren started out working for someone else. 

Although they loved the work, they felt like there was not a lot of creative freedom. They had to do what they were told.

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How to Make it in the Jewelry Business | Brooke Worthington Jewelry

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on July 26, 2017

Brooke Worthington got her start in the jewelry-making business after first creating pieces for her friends and family as a creative outlet.

Others took notice and she started selling her custom-made jewelry at a local store in Nashville. One thing led and another, and her business started to grow.

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The St. Louis BBQ Tradition | Pappy's Smokehouse

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on July 19, 2017

St. Louis is a BBQ town.

Outside of St. Louis, what we know as "St. Louis Barbeque", is a pork spare rib cut where the ends of the ribs are trimmed so they're all the same length.

However, within St. Louis, BBQ is much more than just a cut of pork...

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The Art of Making Resonator Guitars | Mule Resophonic

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on July 12, 2017

Matt Eich knew he wanted to be a guitar maker. 

After attending guitar-making school, he worked various factory and manufacturing jobs for 10 years before he was able to start Mule Resophonic Guitars, a custom handmade resonator guitar business based in Saginaw, Michigan.

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