How exactly do you run a business during lockdown? From Zoom meetings to pandemic-proofing warehouses, it seems this crisis has kick-started a brand new way of working.
In the second part of this Making It Work special, we ask our entrepreneurs how their teams have adapted during this global crisis and what they think the future will hold for their businesses.
In this episode we speak to Danny Catullo of Perishable Shipping Solutions, Dana Donofree of AnaOno, Diana Ganz of The Groomsman Suit and David Patrick of Shark Wheel.
So how do you run a company under the constraints of COVID-19? And will things ever go back to how they were?
Tune in to find out.
How does a small business survive a global health crisis? From changing the company strategy overnight to making difficult decisions on employees, the coronavirus is teaching plenty of hard business lessons.
In this Making It Work special across two new episodes, we check in with four entrepreneurs from our first season to learn how they're coping amid the economic fallout of COVID-19.
For this first part we speak to Danny Catullo of Perishable Shipping Solutions, Dana Donofree of AnaOno, Diana Ganz of The Groomsman Suit and David Patrick of Shark Wheel.
Can you pandemic-proof a business? Is it even possible to prepare for hard times while growing? Tune in to find out.
Zijn er afleveringen die ontbreken?
90% of startups fail, so why do we only hear from the 10%? Let’s tackle the topic of failure in business.
In the tenth and final episode of Making It Work, we speak to Tivan Amour of Save My Sales, Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity, Rahim Diallo of Ginjan Bros, Dana Donofree of AnaOno, Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley of The Groomsman Suit, Heidi Hale of Heidi J. Hale Designs, Brian Munoz of Penny Luck Shoes, David Patrick of Shark Wheel and Liz Powers of Artlifting.
From “lucking out” and making it big to learning when to call it quits, we ask all of our entrepreneurs what success means to them and whether they’ve found it yet.
So should you hang on and go for broke or cut your losses and call it a day? Tune in to find out.
Scaling your business is no longer a choice, it's survival. Whether it's to protect your market share from deep-pocketed competitors or to satisfy your investors, the pressure for small businesses to replicate their model has never been greater.
In the ninth episode of Making It Work, we speak to Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity, Dana Donofree of AnaOno, David Patrick of Shark Wheel and Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley of The Groomsman Suit.
From managing booming sales to wrestling with cash flow, our entrepreneurs discuss the hidden challenges of scaling a business sustainably.
So are you happy with your mom and pop shop, or should you yearn to become a behemoth? Tune in to find out.
Competitors can be crucial motivation in getting your business to the next level. But what do you do when once friendly competition turns into knock offs and misleading marketing?
In the eighth episode of Making It Work, we speak to Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley of The Groomsman Suit, Rahim Diallo of Ginjan Bros, Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity and Dana Donofree of AnaOno.
Whether you're first-to-market or an industry disruptor, our panel of entrepreneurs discuss what it's like when the big boys start taking note of your success and try to replicate it.
So should you watch your competitors like a hawk or just keep doing what you're doing? Tune in to find out.
If health insurance and employee pension plans would blow your startup budget, there are plenty of other affordable ways to cultivate employee loyalty. Our panel of entrepreneurs explain how simple perks such as trust, flexibility and good old-fashioned fun can sometimes count more than anything flashy.
In the seventh episode of Making It Work we speak to Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley of the Groomsman Suit, Liz Powers of ArtLifting, David Patrick of Shark Wheel and Dana Donofree of AnaOno.
Whether inviting employees to industry events, or even offering them a piece of the company pie, these business owners explain how they got creative in attracting and keeping talent.
So what ingredients make the most appealing workplace environment? Tune in to find out.
Think getting investment is like Shark Tank? Think again. After experiencing failed pitches, interfering investors and pressure to scale, scale, scale, a new generation of entrepreneurs is ditching venture capital and pursuing crowd funding.
In the sixth episode of Making It Work, we speak to Rahim Diallo of Ginjan Bros, Dana Donofree of AnaOno, David Patrick of Shark Wheel and Liz Powers of Artlifting.
From $2.4m investment rounds to seeking out loan sharks, our entrepreneurs reflect on their diverse experiences when it comes to securing cash to kickstart their growth.
So should you hold out for an angel investor or bootstrap your business all the way to the bank? Tune in to find out.
Facebook ads, influencers, blogs, emails, organic reviews, sweepstakes... the range of marketing options available today is staggering. From this epic menu, who knows what works best for your business?
From paying Instagrammers to good old-fashioned word of mouth, our panel of entrepreneurs discuss their favourite ways to promote their products in the 21st century.
In this fifth episode of Making It Work we speak to David Patrick of Shark Wheel, Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity, Dana Donofree of AnaOno and Heidi Hale of Heidi J. Hale Designs.
So which marketing strategies do our entrepreneurs swear by? Tune in to find out.
Whether you start a business with your BFF, or call your dad "boss", working with friends and relatives often walks the fine line between great times and disaster. We hear from our panel of entrepreneurs if they think it's worth turning your business into a family affair.
In the third episode of Making It Work we speak to Danny Catullo of Catullo Prime Meats, David Patrick of Shark Wheel, Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity and Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley of The Groomsman Suit.
With personal accounts about what happens when you combine personal and work life, we talk about freeloading relatives, employing your kids, and that time Uncle Don saved the day.
So when exactly should you put your cousin on the payroll? Tune in to find out.
It's one thing to lose your job. It's a whole other ball game to be the one doing the firing, especially if you're running a small business with a close team. Far from fun, more than one of our entrepreneurs describes terminating an employee as the worst part of the job.
In the second episode of Making It Work we speak to David Patrick of Shark Wheel, Dana Donofree of AnaOno, Heidi Hale of Heidi J. Hale Designs and Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity.
From handling gross misconduct to providing opportunities for redemption, we discuss the delicate art of preparing for and giving someone the boot. Our entrepreneurs share candid tales about the measures they've had to take to hold employees accountable and to keep their businesses up and running.
So, what's the best way to break the news when it's crunch time? Tune in to find out.
From living off savings and instant ramen, to carving a minimal salary out of the company budget, we meet five entrepreneurs and get their sound advice on the delicate matter of paying yourself as a new business founder.
In the first episode of Making It Work we speak to Dana Donofree of AnaOno, David Patrick of Shark Wheel, Aqila Augusta of Edge Entity Hair Care and Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley of the Groomsman Suit.
With insights into the inner workings of their companies, we talk about sweat equity, the risk of paying by plastic, and the ephemeral joy that comes from hardship and deprivation in the strive for success.
So when exactly should you cut yourself your first paycheck? Tune in to find out.
Want to know what it's really like to run your own business?
Making It Work puts you in a room with entrepreneurs who want to kick out conventional wisdom and take you through the highs and lows of starting a company from scratch.
This is not a podcast about success stories. So if you're a self-starter and want it straight, this is the series for you.