What’s unique about being a business owner in 2022?
A business owner in this day and age should be someone who’s accessible to the team, empathetic to the employees’ struggles, and a catalyst to their personal and professional growth.
This week our guest is David Pilchick, the founder and owner of Brooklyn Low Voltage Supply. He drops by to talk about the most important qualities of a modern-day leader. He also discusses his personal journey to becoming a successful business owner, years after dropping out of high school.
In our interview, we talk about the leadership skills that are difficult to master, yet absolutely crucial, and how exactly anyone can attain them. Leadership in any industry can be an intimidating field, however, if we can tap into our unique selves, gain confidence, and overcome certain fears, anything is possible.
Tune in now and learn from David how to be a modern-day business owner.
How do you turn a side hustle into a 2-billion-dollar business? This might sound too good to be true, but it did happen when Spencer Jan started his e-commerce business, which he started in a garage in 2010 with only $15,000. Called Solo Stove then, the business eventually grew into Solo Brands and in 2021, raised $219 million through an IPO (NYSE: DTC).
Does your competitive edge serve you well? This week, our guest is Roei Yellin. Roei is a former Olympic athlete and the co-founder and CRO of 8Fig. In our interview, he speaks about the key qualities that make up a successful entrepreneur. He goes into detail about what led him to start a company and how his athletic background and competitive mind enable him to tackle any challenge in the business world. Most people think that being competitive is all about pushing themselves to the limit to win. But should competitiveness be at the top of our radar all the time as entrepreneurs? In this week’s episode, Roei explains that it is more complex than that. It’s not just about doing whatever it takes and burning ourselves out, it’s about gauging the playing field, knowing which move to make next, and thinking on our toes. It’s about having patience, confidence, and tact. It takes bravery to make waves, knowing that you might lose in the process. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the importance of bravery in business.
Have you ever met someone who always seems busy—but if you asked what they’ve accomplished in the last day, or the last week, they couldn’t give you a straight answer?
Maybe, if you’re being totally honest, this happens to you, too?
Let’s face it. Being truly productive in today’s business world is more difficult than ever. Yes, technology has made us much more efficient in many ways, but it also comes with great challenges: The constant bombardment of dings and notifications and emails and phone calls and texts can throw even the most type-A, goal-oriented businessperson out of focus.
A little girl was watching her mother prepare a fish for dinner. Her mother cut the head and tail off the fish and then placed it into a baking pan.
The little girl asked her mother why she cut the head and tail off the fish.
Her mother thought for a while and then said, “I’ve always done it that way. That’s how grandma always did it.”
Not satisfied with the answer, the little girl went to visit her grandma to find out why she cut the head and tail off the fish before baking it. Grandma thought for a while and replied, “I don’t know. My mother always did it that way.”
Would you hire an employee who has skills you desperately need but doesn’t fit into your company’s culture?
I posted this question a few days ago to on Linkedin, and received several insightful answers. There was a general consensus that hiring an employee who fits your company’s culture is extremely important—perhaps even more than their skill.
But let’s back up a second. What exactly do I mean by culture?
Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like you’re doing so many things, but at the end of the day, you feel like you haven’t gotten anything really important done?
I think everyone can relate to this feeling.
I was speaking about this problem to a friend the other day, and our discussion led to multitasking in the modern world—it’s so satisfying, but is it actually productive?
The other day, I posted the following on LinkedIn, asking people to fill in the blank. “Nothing great has ever been achieved without ______.”
I received over 90 responses. The number one answer?