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Oyster900 podcasts range from fun to serious. With each episode we present helpful information related to lifestyle and business, from two diverse individual perspectives. Be forewarned, we are not afraid to go off on humorous tangents, often leading to the discovery of new topics for further discussion. Listen and enjoy!

 

Lutume booth at arts show with a sample of handmade ceramic planters

203 Birth of Lutume – A New Business

Mark talks about the energy, planning, and hard work that has gone into starting a new family business, Lutume, a retail mobile and web boutique selling handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic art. He discusses the importance of marketing, using writing, visuals, name selection, a website, networking, and well-made promotional items to build and promote the brand. Adele asks […]

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012 Tips for Starting a New Business

Mark and Adele discuss steps for starting a new business with limited resources, using a hypothetical example of a cupcake company. They discuss naming, branding, budget, pricing, and maketing. A website with a good domain name and professional writing is a must-have, along with a social media strategy, because “social media is the wave of […]

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008 Mushrooms are Growing in the Closet!

– Adele sheds light on what’s growing in her closet, oyster mushrooms. She talks about her recent trip to the Los Angeles County Arboretum for the 2014 Wild Mushroom Fair, presented by the Los Angeles Mycological Society. Adele and Mark discuss the meaning of mycology (the study of mushrooms) and talk about underground mycellial networks. […]

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Episode 007 How to Start a Business When You’re Unemployed

– In this episode, Mark and Adele respond to listener questions about the advantages of audio podcasting, how to subscribe to our podcasts through iTunes and on the web, and how we achieve good sound quality in the Oyster900 studio (which doesn’t have soundproof walls!). Then, they discuss how everyone has skills that can be […]

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