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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

Starting a Record Store in the Age of Digital Music | End of All Music

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on October 18, 2017

Just over 5 years ago, David Swider was lamenting with a friend about how they wished there was a good record store in their hometown of Oxford, Mississippi.

Finally, they asked themselves, "Why don't we do it?". 

This simple idea led to the creation of the independent record store The End of All Music.

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Embracing Company Culture, One Cup at a Time | A Cup of Common Wealth

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on October 11, 2017

Embrace community. Serve others. Create culture.

These are the words you will find on the walls of a coffee shop in Lexington, Kentucky.

A Cup of Common Wealth is doing what the biggest and best companies in the world aspire to do, create an amazing culture.

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Being a Real Estate Agent in a Hot Market | Worth Properties

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on October 4, 2017

Caroline Cook was a stay at home mother with three children (now four) when she decided to venture back into the workforce and become a real estate agent.

The initial stage for this career change was tough. She was pregnant with her fourth child and attempting to sell $4 million worth of property during a down market in 2009.

However, she not only persevered, but thrived.

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Establishing an Iconic Music Museum | Muscle Shoals Music Foundation

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on September 27, 2017

In 1969, a former coffin show room located at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield, Albama was converted into the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

Huge names in music like the Rolling Stones, Cher, Bob Seger, Lynrd Skynrd and many more recorded songs and albums within its walls.

Only a decade later, in 1979, the studio would close.

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What’s Happening with the Growth of Craft Beer? | October

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on September 20, 2017

There has been an explosion in growth of the craft beer market over the past 10 years. Today, there are more than 5,300 breweries in operation in the U.S., up from just 2,000 in 2011.

That means breweries have grown 21% annually since 2011!

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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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