The Many Roads to Success: Circle Back shares iconic Nashville entrepreneur stories

January 13, 2021 / Share:

In our newest podcast Circle Back, we sit down with some of Nashville’s most exceptional entrepreneurs to hear their stories of successes and challenges.

Cordia Harrington , founder of The Bakery Cos.

Cordia Harrington, founder of The Bakery Cos.

Not every journey is the same — from inception to implementation, the roads to being an entrepreneur are numerous. That’s why our newest podcast Circle Back shares the unique stories of some of the city’s most prominent entrepreneurs.

“I’m a believer that you’re a born entrepreneur — that you don’t go to school and get classes and learn how to be an entrepreneur. I think entrepreneurism is just seeing things a little bit differently, problem solving in a way that somebody else wouldn’t see things,” said Cordia Harrington, founder of The Bakery Cos.

But even born entrepreneurs start in different places. For Dan Crockett, founder of Franklin American Mortgage, it was mowing lawns for $10 an hour. For Darrell Freeman, founder of Zycron, it was in an office on Murfreesboro Road, he said.

“It was $150 a month that included all of the utilities and it was office to have one window. It was the size of a closet. I went back to visit that office about five years ago, and it is a closet,” said Freeman.

Shannon Terry, founder of 247 Sports and

Shannon Terry, founder of 247 Sports and

In interviews with entrepreneurs like Governor Phil Bredesen, Darrell Freeman, Beth Chase, Cordia Harrington, Dan Crockett, Shannon Terry and Clint Smith, Circle Back will revisit the moments that defined their different paths to success.

“A lot of times you’re, you’re looking for a single reason on why something works. Well, in a lot of instances, things work because it all works together,” said 247 Sports and founder Shannon Terry.

Listen to the trailer for Circle Back, then subscribe to get notified of new episodes – including our first episode featuring Governor Phil Bredesen on January 19 – here.



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