Minding Your Business

Minding Your Business

Minding Your Business is a show about the people who built New Mexico’s most interesting companies. Each week, Margarita Guarin and Mark Gilboard from WESST- the non-profit behind New Mexico’s Women’s Business Centers in Farmington, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Las Cruces and here in Albuquerque- share stories of wisdom and inspiration from New Mexican Business Owners, interviewing the people who built some of your favorite products, services, and brands. Be inspired, and learn what it takes to start and grow your own business. Minding Your Business, a show where we pick the brains behind your favorite New Mexican brands.

Episodes

January 21, 2022 42 min
Ali Anderson, a 24-year-old self-defined extrovert/introvert, started Brown Skin Swimwear out of necessity when she couldn’t find a great quality swimsuit at an affordable price. Ali taught herself how to design, find manufacturers and market her products.
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From baking at home to building a successful business. Q’s Cakes, connection with Queen Latifah, and being voted a top 5 bakery without having a physical store.
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January 7, 2022 46 min
Suzanne and Bill Slauson make a mean cookie. But making delicious food and running a business are two totally different things. Hear their story and how they're moving Snugglecubs Cookie into the marketplace.
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December 17, 2021 50 min
Restaurant veteran Rich Bartel knows food, but starting a hot dog joint in the middle of the pandemic is new territory. Hear the story of Clowndog Hot Dog Parlor.
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December 17, 2021 51 min
Stephanie Wright's decision to open Resource Brewing Co. in 2020 started more than two years ago. After finding a location, making renovations, and perfecting the brews—she and her husband, forged ahead.
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December 10, 2021 47 min
COVID-19 changed so many businesses, but hear about Aunt Goodie, a company that was birthed out of the pandemic. With 17 nieces and nephews across the country, Nancy Matira tells us her story.
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December 10, 2021 43 min
Sometimes seeds sprout into the most interesting businesses, as is the case with Kristen Worthington and Worthington Pecans. Hear her amazing journey from orchard to Albuquerque staple in this weeks episode.
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December 9, 2021 49 min
Don't act like you're not impressed. They look cool and everyone wants one, that's why Susan Gautsch started Free-to-Roam eBiking. Hear her story, and how much money you're wasting at the gas pump each week in this episode of MYB.
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December 9, 2021 52 min
This week, a fascinating tale of Matt Buell of Buell's Fish Hooks. How he got started, and more interestingly how Matt worked to carve out his niche of this niche market.
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December 9, 2021 50 min
Starting an impactful organization is far from an easy task. Today, Sylvia Maser from Global Give a Book takes us through her inspiration, perseverance and vision for the future.
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December 9, 2021 52 min
Breweries in Albuquerque may sound like a crowded space to start a business, but High and Dry Brewery found their niche and this week we talk with Andrew Kalemba about how they have carved out their slice of the beer-making pie.
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December 9, 2021 44 min
People are back in movie theaters, and no one knows that better than Keif Henley, owner of the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. Grab a freshly popped popcorn and hear how this film lover got his start.
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December 8, 2021 37 min
Mind, body and spirit - today we talk about how Marisol Brito took Bhava Yoga to a broader clientele, touching newer yogis across Albuquerque.
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December 8, 2021 46 min
COVID changed so many businesses, but prehaps none more than Marpac Medial Manufacturing. We spoke to Jeff Alcalde, GM, about the company and what a post COVID world looks like.
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December 8, 2021 45 min
Deanna Goodwin was introduced to Board30 when she lived in Denver, Colorado. After falling in love with the fast-paced, quick and effective classes for all abilities, she knew she wanted to open a Board30 studio here in Albuquerque.
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December 8, 2021 45 min
Cindy Campos is bringing her unique flavors of sweet and savory waffles to the Sawmill Market. We talk with XO Waffles today to hear about business, Albuquerque, and Liège-style waffles.
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This week, MYB talks with Andrew Jaynes and Dan Cover about how Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union is getting involved in Albuquerque and beyond supporting small business throughout the state
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October 7, 2021 42 min
Todays Guest is CONGO TRUONG from NEKO NEKO inside SAWMILL.
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October 5, 2021 42 min
Mary Martinez from Home Instead is our guest.
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September 22, 2021 45 min
Todays Guests are Sarah Ferrel and Laura Freed owners of the Albuquerque School of Healing Arts.
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