Breaking Down Business

w/ Curt Bender and Robert Blacklidge

From idea to first customer to first lawsuit, we break down what it means to do business.

Where to find us

Fridays at 12:00 PM EST on

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Live every Friday at 12:00 PM on Heaven 98.3, Tallahassee’s Inspiration Station

About Breaking Down Business

Welcome to Breaking Down Business, the show that explores the latest trends and topics in business and entrepreneurship. Join us each week as we dive into the issues that matter most to entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Our show is hosted by Curt Bender, an enterpreneur practicing business law, and Robert Blacklidge, an entrepreneur tured ecosystem builder. Each episode, Curt and Robert is joined by a variety of guests, including entrepreneurs, lawyers, and other experts in the field of business.

On our show, we cover a wide range of topics, including:

Entrepreneurship: Learn from successful entrepreneurs about the challenges and rewards of starting your own business.

Legal issues: Learn the legal issues that affect businesses, including contracts, intellectual property, and employment law.

Technology and Innovation: Explore the latest technological innovations and how they are transforming the business landscape.

Each episode of Breaking Down Business is packed with insights, advice, and inspiration for business professionals at all levels. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out in your career, you won't want to miss a single episode.

About us

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Curt Bender

- Entrepreneur, Attorney, Cohost

Curt is an entrepreneur that practices business law. Curt failed plenty businesses before starting his first six-figure business his first semester of law school, and he failed that one too. 

Curt graduated law school with honors then became a regulatory attorney at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Curt now practices business law. 

Curt has worked with some of the finest institutions and community stakeholders to bring about adventures such as twice chairing Tallahassee Startup Week, entrepreneurship bootcamps, and business advising. Curt regularly volunteers in his community (including pro bono legal matters) and serves on the board of several organizations. 

My Passion

Curt enjoys researching obscure topics, and he would love to chat about solar energy.


Robert Blacklidge

- Entrepreneur, Ecosystem Builder, Cohost

Robert is an educator, mentor, speaker, and ecosystem builder. His work building the Florida Ecosystem has had and continues to have a significant impact locally and beyond.

Robert has over three decades of leadership experience. Having grown up in Boy Scouting he started as a tiger Scout and achieved Eagle Scout. Robert has started and led over 10 companies in various Industries from Landscaping to machine learning.

Through the years Robert has developed a robust network of international relationships. While being connected internationally Robert’s mindset is Nationally connected while being locally focused.

My Passion

Foundly known as “Startup Santa."

Get In Touch


Phone: (850) 270-3221

P.O. Box 181283
Tallahassee, FL 32303