Crushing COVID Q4 | Behind The Grind, Episode 028

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak about how we are approaching the 4th quarter of COVID.  COVID Q4. A year that everyone cannot wait to end, but for us, is the opportunity to set up a HUGE 2021 through the development of new products, focusing on what has sold through the COVID period, and making transitions in business models. ? About the Behind The Grind Series Throug…

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Leading a Charity Through COVID | Behind the Grind, Episode 030

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak with Tom Stader leading a charity, The Library Project, through the challenges that COVID has presented the organization, and how a truly empowered team is key to success. ? 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 Tom: Tom Sta…

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Maintaining Momentum Through Chaotic Times | Behind the Grind, Episode 029

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I pick up from our previous conversations to speak about maintaining momentum in times of chaos. Be it through COVID, the US election, or anything that has the potential to knock us off our game. ? About the Behind The Grind Series Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Vi…

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Rebuilding Takes Time | Behind the Grind, Episode 027

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the rebuilding process that each of us have been going through as we have traversed running our businesses through the last 10 months of COVID. It is an episode that takes on further depth as Brian speaks through the lessons he learned filming The Rebuild, a an amazing Youtube series, which follows five China-based entrepreneurs through…

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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 COVID19 Supply Chain Disruptions | Behind The Grind, Episode 025

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk with Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth, Founders of Bambu, about how they are mitigating COVID19 supply chain disruptions they have faced over the last three months of the COVID-19 crisis. A challenge that first presented in China, as factories closed, but then moved to the US where retailers were forced to close.   About the Behind The Gr…

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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" and the need for entrepreneurs to have grit & tenacity. 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 a…

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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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Take Advantage of the COVID19 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 and take advantage 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 structur…

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