Ep. 86 - Behind the Scenes with The Market on the Plaza

Updated: Oct 8



Today’s guests are repeat visitors! Brodie Mueller and Carly Pochop, founders of The Market on the Plaza and the Rural Revolution podcast are back to talk to Rebecca about how their first month of business went. We can all watch what gets posted on social media, but as people who want to inspire others to chase their big dreams in their rural places, these two know the value of sharing what happens behind the scenes.

About Carly and Brodie:

Carly Pochop, co-owner of The Market on the Plaza has run Colorful Creations in Aberdeen since 2015. She went to school for Art Education and after 2 years of teaching quickly realized there was a gap in the community for students needing more outside school creative outlets. She has learned how to wear many hats and grow her business to a profitable sustainable creative outlet for northeastern South Dakota. She has since moved downtown two years ago and has since found a love for growing downtown. After being involved within the Aberdeen Downtown Association, Business Improvement District, The Parking Board, and 1 Million Cups Aberdeen, she quickly realized there was a gap in the community once more for locally made Aberdeen-inspired swag and gifts.

Brodie Mueller, co-owner of Market on the Plaza, has lived in Aberdeen for the past 8 years and owns the downtown business Dakota Territory Brewing Company. Dakota Territory is the first and oldest brewery ever in Aberdeen and services the community by creating small-batch craft beer, root beer, and cold brew coffee. Brodie has a Masters Degree in social work and has been involved in community building both downtown and city-wide through different groups and projects. The brewery is involved with various community projects and fundraisers throughout the year, gaining a reputation as a business that supports the community. As a fellow downtown business owner, Brodie is committed to making downtown better by supporting new ventures and The Market on the Plaza is a shining example of bringing new and innovative services to the neighborhood.


In this episode, we cover:

  • How if you get the people right, everything is fixable

  • Using a tool, like the Enneagram, to successfully navigate culture challenges in the workplace

  • The value of being forced into things faster than you planned

  • How freaking hard it actually is to get the people right

Links and Resources Mentioned:

The Rural Revolution Podcast

The Market on the Plaza Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themarketontheplaza/

The Market on the Plaza Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themarketontheplaza/

The Market on the Plaza website: https://themarketontheplaza.com/

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