On this week’s episode

  • On this week’s episode of you have a cool job, we talk to a man who makes a very specific piece of equipment: the mouthpiece of a trumpet. Peter Pickett owns Pickett Brass Mouthpieces and Blackburn Trumpets, a company that started in his garage.
  • Peter discusses the slow and organic startup of his company, and how he mainly relies on reputation as marketing in this traditional craftsman industry.
  • He talks about the niche business environment of trumpet mouthpieces, how his background in both engineering and music came full-circle, and how he determines what monetary risks to take with his company.
  • Peter also gives advice to others who want to start a business.

About the show

You Have a Cool Job is a podcast hosted by Taylor Sienkiewicz from Peterson’s. The show highlights professionals who have a unique, interesting, uncommon, or otherwise cool job.

Our goal is to motivate you and show how interesting, fulfilling, and anything-but-average your career can be, and we’ll do this by talking with people who took a path less traveled. We ask these fascinating individuals how they got to where they are in their career based on their education, experience, and influences;  why they love their job; and lots more.

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Trumpet mouthpieces at Pickett Brass and Blackburn Trumpets.