Sometimes in the life of a startup, there’s a pivot… A lightning strike… Or even a slow creeping up… something that shifts your trajectory, maybe a tiny bit or maybe a complete 180. For Precursa, we’ve had some realizations, recognized some truths, and had some hard conversations with ourselves. And it’s led to the start of a new chapter. If you’re the founder or CEO of a startup, you’ll likely be face with making tough decisions at some point in your journey, and this episode will help you navigate this (potentially challenging) situation, too.
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In this episode, we are joined by William Loopesko, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of CleanTech company Aclymate, which is helping small businesses offset their footprint to be carbon neutral. William is no stranger to the entrepreneurial journey, and he walks us through the trials of a failure, the triumphs of a comeback, and the extreme difference a co-founder can make through all of it. Listen now!
Maybe you’ve felt it: that feeling of fear or dread when you realize that something you’ve worked hard on might be slipping from your grasp; or worse, has been taken from you in broad daylight. In this episode, we talk about our recent experience with a fellow entrepreneur encroaching on Precursa’s land, how we responded, and what’s next for our journey. If you’ve wondered how strongly we feel about the advice and teaching we give, this episode is where the rubber meets the road.
This episode goes beyond the terrestrial into the final frontier as we sit down with Tom Cooke, founder of Spacely, the open-talent marketplace for the future of space work. From career Air Force to space engineering to entrepreneurship, Tom shares his journey of building a retail kickboxing gym with his wife and then building a platform to advance the future of space work for all heavenly dreamers. Tom’s passion is connecting people with opportunities, and he’s showing the aerospace industry how it’s done. Listen now!
In this episode, we sit down with Precursa co-founder and CEO of Point Solutions Group Paige Goss, our favorite business development guru and strategic spark plug. Our conversation ranges from the realities of being an entrepreneur, to what early-stage investors are looking for in a startup, to what really creates change and diversity in a company culture. And Paige shows us it’s possible to move halfway across the country, have twins, and start a business… in just 43 days! Good things come in small packages, and Paige is proof… Listen now!
What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? We ask everyone who comes on the podcast that question, and today we drill into the two traits that seem to be at the heart of all the others: confidence and humility. It might appear at first blush that these traits are diametrically opposed, but take a second look. In this episode, we dive into how this balance is manifesting in our journey at Precursa and why it’s important to pay attention to what you’re hearing from all angles in your market.
Everyone likes to talk about scale and growth, but few people have dialed in the skill the way our guest on this episode has. Mary Grothe, founder of House of Revenue and host of Revenue Radio, joins us today to talk about how to build a winning go-to-market strategy, what it really takes to scale and grow your company, and the impact of the pandemic on practically every market in the world (and what to do about it). She’s brilliant, passionate, and can sell like no one we’ve ever met… This one’s a real treat!
In this episode, we are joined by Charles Fred, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of TrueSpace. Charles delves deep into the data his company has uncovered, with a partnership through Gallup, about the challenges of scaling a company, the mistakes entrepreneurs and investors make that impacts their company’s growth, and how to avoid making those mistakes yourself. There’s a ton of meaningful (and sometimes shocking!) data in this episode that will have you looking at your own venture in a whole new way. (We at Precursa sure are!)
In this episode, we are joined by media darling and serial entrepreneur Melinda Wittstock, founder of Podopolo, a platform that makes listening social and podcasting profitable for creators. Our conversation with Melinda ranges from the power of niching down and letting go of the “perfect” MVP, to the challenges women face in entrepreneurship and fundraising, to entrepreneurship as a form of therapy. Melinda has a wealth of knowledge to draw from and she shares her incredible journey in a way that will inspire and encourage the newest newbie and the most seasoned entrepreneur.
This episode is unique and filled with inspiration as we sit down with Devon Kerns, visionary, coach, and facilitator of transformation. Devon shares his story of becoming an entrepreneur, learning hard lessons about creation early on, and how he’s turned everything that came before into an opportunity to support other entrepreneurs and shift conversations in the world of business. You don’t want to miss this one, as it’s packed to the gills with pearls of wisdom that just might change your life.