Unlocking the Secrets of Christian Coffee Entrepreneurship: Createur Podcast Episode 2

The Createur podcast is your gateway to understanding what it means to be a Christian entrepreneur.

November 29, 2023 Academics, Business

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The McGraw School of Business recently released the second episode of their Createur Podcast, which focuses on faith and entrepreneurship.

Hosted by the Karli Byrd ’23, a Graduate Assistant of Olivet’s Entrepreneurship Program, and Spencer James, a double major in Marketing Management and Business Administration, this podcast is your gateway to understanding what it truly means to be a Christian entrepreneur.

In their exciting second episode, titled “What does it mean to be a Christian entrepreneur?”, Karli and Spencer welcome a special guest, Caleb Benoit (‘06), the founder and CEO of Connect Roasters, a mission-driven coffee business that’s making waves in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

In this episode, Benoit shares his remarkable journey of faith and entrepreneurship. He embarked on a life-changing path after taking mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where he witnessed the stark realities of poverty. Inspired by the mission to make a difference, he founded Connect Roasters, a coffee roasting business with a strong commitment to giving back to the communities where coffee beans are grown.

This episode isn’t just about coffee – it’s about the power of faith, purpose, and passion in driving entrepreneurship. Caleb’s story will inspire you to find your unique calling and purpose in the business world, emphasizing that your business can be a force for positive change in the world.

Caleb discusses the significance of brand awareness and how Connect Roasters has successfully differentiated itself in a crowded market through its mission and values. This episode will help you discover the secrets of building a brand that stands out and resonates with your audience.

Join Karli, Spencer and Caleb in this enlightening episode that promises to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit and provide valuable insights into the world of Christian entrepreneurship. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a coffee lover, or simply seeking inspiration, this podcast episode is a must-listen. Tune in to Createur, Episode 2, to explore the captivating journey where faith and business meet – and find the motivation you need to embark on your own path to entrepreneurship.

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