34 episodes

The Mid-Day Squares story: how we're trying to build the next biggest Chocolate Company, family business, and our unfiltered thoughts on entrepreneurship. Nothing is off topic, no subject is off limits. Entrepreneurship the way it should be told with no f***s given.

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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

The Mid-Day Squares story: how we're trying to build the next biggest Chocolate Company, family business, and our unfiltered thoughts on entrepreneurship. Nothing is off topic, no subject is off limits. Entrepreneurship the way it should be told with no f***s given.

    WHY THERE'S NO TURNING BACK AFTER DECIDING TO BLITZ SCALE

    WHY THERE'S NO TURNING BACK AFTER DECIDING TO BLITZ SCALE

    EP 34 : When scaling a business, every growth point  brings the same  struggles with higher stakes, and for MDS the stakes have never been  higher! Just months away from closing a 10 million dollar raise, it's  time to distil what blitz scaling actually means and why once you hop on  the train, there's no getting off.

    We Also Talk ...

    - Embracing chaos

    - Crushing vs Crashing

    - Why Slowing Down isn't An Option

    - Mental Preparation 

    - Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

    - No Going Back

    • 41 min
    How to Make your First $1 Million In The Upcoming Roaring 20's

    How to Make your First $1 Million In The Upcoming Roaring 20's

    Ep 33: MDS founders Lez, Nick and Jake share their strategies on how to  make money in the ROARING 20's! A data driven, roundtable with tons of  takeaway, as the entrepreneurial minds of MDS use what they've learned  to identify what's next in the world of CPG.

    We Also Talk ...

    - Trends

    - Data Makes The Difference

    - How MDS Used Data To Create A Winning Product

    - 3 Ways To Win Big In The Roaring 20's

    - Turning The Page On The Pandemic

    - Innovation vs The Machine

    www.ahrefs.com 
    trends.google.com

    • 45 min
    Should you Raise Money vs Making Profits?

    Should you Raise Money vs Making Profits?

    EP. 32 :
    The great debate! Is it better to build a company that's self-funded or start one that raises money to scale? Spoiler alert: It doesn't matter! We discuss why conviction is  the only thing you should care about.

    We Also Talk ...

    - Mentors

    - Money Is Fictitious

    - What Side Are You On?

    - Choosing Your Lane and Staying There

    - Scarcity

    - Value vs. Profitability

    • 37 min
    Laughter, Lessons from Mentors, and a $20 Million Sales Trip

    Laughter, Lessons from Mentors, and a $20 Million Sales Trip

    Ep 31 :
    It's all jokes as we unpack our recent trip to the US and discuss the importance of face to face meetings, being kind, and the legends we look to as we blaze our way to the top.

    Special Shout Out to …
    - Mark Smith, President, Pandion Investments Ltd.
    - Barry Turner, Founder, Lenny & Larry
    - Sam Blumenthal, Partner, Circleup Growth Partners
    - Wade Yenny, Director of Grocery, Jimbo's Natural
    - Blake Mitchell, Principal, Interact Boulder
    - Lauren Rinkey, Ex-Global Brand Director, Nike

    • 40 min
    Using Strategy, Influencers, and 5,000 key people to get to $100 million

    Using Strategy, Influencers, and 5,000 key people to get to $100 million

    Ep. 30 : 

    The US launch is in full swing and our  boldness is paying off! It’s time to update listeners on our brand  growth, international presence, and the marketing strategies we’re using  to do it.

    We also talk …

    - The Influencer Game is Alive and Well … in fact, it’s THRIVING!

    - When it’s time to trigger influencer marketing

    - Why Strong Content and Brand Identity Attracts Influencers

    - Trial and Error is Key But Brands Have To Put In The Work

    - How to look for influencer’s today and measure their value

    - Finding the 5000 people who reach 368 million others

    • 40 min
    Why your Team needs a Business Therapist: Interview w. Dr. Gavin

    Why your Team needs a Business Therapist: Interview w. Dr. Gavin

    Ep. 29 : In a very special episode, the founders of Mid-day Squares honour  the man, the myth and the legend that is Jim Gavin as he joins the team  to discuss the business benefits of healthy communication.

    We also talk …


    The importance of therapy for a successful start up
    Resistance to therapy as a tool to navigate a company
    Hard conversations... and why they’re hard to have
    How therapy feeds an individual, a company, it's team and partnering relationships
    Verbalization vs Communication
    Going through the Pressure Cooker
    Sharing the MDS Love

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

EvanClark_ ,

This team is the real deal.

Add this podcast to your line up and I promise you’ll leave feeling inspired. Nick, Lez and Jake’s authenticity, humour, and insight into the world of entrepreneurship is truly next level. I couldn’t thank them enough for the amount of value and enjoyment I receive listening to each episode. Keep crushing it.

Lezliehollylfk ,

Great CPG added value

Love doing the podcast. Tons of added value on entrepreneurship and the cpg industry ... also great conversations and laughs... definitely recommend

MomjoMama ,

LOVE MDS!!

I’m a huge fan - of the chocolate and of the company culture and everything MDS stands for 🙌

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