Jumpstart Episode 34: Miranda Whitcomb
- Miranda Whitcomb started Nashville coffee house, Frothy Monkey in 2003.
- She launched her restaurant, BurgerUp, in 2010.
- She had just returned to school and got her masters in education before moving to Nashville.
- Never considered the title “entrepreneur” until going to a Social Venture Institue event in Hollyhock, BC.
- It took Miranda six years before realizing she was an entrepreneur.
- Recommends the book, How to Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop.
- Hired an ex Starbucks manager.
- Joined SCORE organization, a network of retired business professionals. She met her mentor Randy St. John there.
- Miranda explains drastic changes she made to increase business profits.
- Twitter has been an important tool to share information. It is her main source of advertising for both Frothy Monkey and BurgerUp.
- Using Aloha point of sale with iPads.
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t is the best business book.
- Why be a good company, when you can be a great company?
- Recommends the Imogene + Willie blog, they understand the essence of content.
- Check out the Entrepreneur Center.
- Utilize peers to hold you accountable to your ideas and plan.
- Contact Miranda at burger up miranda AT burger-up DOT com
Posted on September 5, 2012
Categories: Blog, Podcast
Tags: Aloha, BurgerUp, Entrepreneur Center, Frothy Monkey, Good to Great, Imogene + Willie, Miranda Whitcomb, Nashville, podcast, restaurant marketing, SCORE, Social Venture Institute