Getting Back On Track | Behind The Grind, Episode 026

After a four, perhaps five, month break, Brian and I are back! A lot has happened in that time, and now that we have each found a measure of stability, we are excited to be able to reconnect with each other and YOU! Through the episode, we speak about how the last nine months of traversing COVID has forced us to rethink our business models, give up on ideas/ products we had been developing f…

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Mitigating COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions | Behind The Grind, Episode 025

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam and I talk with Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth, Founders of Bambu, about the challenges they have faced over the last three months of the COVID-19 crisis. About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. About Bambu: More than just bamboo product…

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Communicating With Your Team | Behind The Grind, Episode 024

As COVID moves from "its a flu" that will pass to "we are hoping to be open by Q4", the need for entrepreneurs and businesses to rethink everything is now. About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encourage…

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Entrepreneurs Need Grit & Tenacity | Behind The Grind, Episode 023

Entrepreneurship, regardless of an external crisis like COVID-19, is a journey, and through this Episode of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam and I spent the time to think about "whether it's worth it". I think this will be really valuable to anyone who is looking at their P&L right now and wondering whether or not they should press on as an entrepreneur when it all clears. Spoiler alert. I say it…

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Re-Balancing and Reflecting Through the COVID-19 Crisis | Behind The Grind, Episode 022

Hope you are all having a good weekend! In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam and I talk through the challenge of balancing the anxiety around feeling that we need to be productive (i..e hustle), the emotions of the time, and the need/ want to reflect on it all. It is a conversation we know reflects the challenges that others are facing as well, and we'd love to hear from you on the…

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Make The Most of COVID 19 Crisis | Behind the Grind, Episode 021

As COVID moves from "its a flu" that will pass to "we are hoping to be open by Q4", the need for entrepreneurs and businesses to rethink everything is now. For Brian Tam and I, where we are 3 months into our businesses (and lives) being disrupted, this has led to us to look at our businesses, products, and people. To come up with new products, processes, and management structure, and to try thi…

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How Entrepreneurs Are Managing the COVID-19 Crisis | Behind the Grind, Episode 020

Following up on our conversation about Planning for Crisis, Brian Tam and I spoke with several entrepreneur about how they are traversing the challenges their business are facing. It is a conversation that spans consulting businesses, real estate development, non-profit, and education technology, with each entrepreneur speaking about the challenges presented, the defensive tactics they are depl…

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Planning for Crisis | Behind The Grind, Episode 019

Over the last few weeks, as the crisis surrounding 2019-nCoV became worse by the day, the need to plan through various business scenarios has been a priority. Initially, my concern was knowing here my staff had traveled to, if they were safe, and if they could get back to Shanghai, but as they were accounted for, I began looking at the wider impacts that this crisis could have on my business.…

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Building Community is Important | Behind the Grind, Episode 018

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the the vision, process, and tools for building our communities. For both of us, connecting to people is one of the reasons why we are doing the work we are doing, and are excited to find new communities to build and interact with. For Brian, his communities have been a source of inspiration, a testing ground for products, and is bu…

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Defining, Measuring, and Celebrating Success | Behind the Grind, Episode 017

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I ??? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encouraged! About Rich Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I've spent the last 15 years i…

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