21 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.

Mid-Day Squares - UNCENSORED! Nick, Lez & Jake

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 18 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 Perseverance & Good Vibes are the key to Success.

    Why Perseverance & Good Vibes are the key to Success.

    Episode 21. This episode is all about finding that inner perseverance.  Blocking the negativity and tripling down on good vibes only.

    -We talk about our preparation to get a deal down with the Ellen Show.

    -We discuss the books were reading:

    Hug your Customers
    https://www.amazon.com/Hug-Your-Customers-Personalize-Astounding/dp/1401300340/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1RHAJVXTYK5Q9&dchild=1&keywords=hug+your+customers&qid=1605455983&sprefix=hug+your+cu%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-1

    Never Split the Difference
    https://www.amazon.com/Never-Split-Difference-Negotiating-Depended/dp/0062407805/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1605456028&sr=8-1

    Zag
    https://www.amazon.com/Zag-Number-Strategy-High-Performance-Brands/dp/0321426770/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=zag+book&qid=1605456104&sr=8-1

    -We get into one of the greatest opportunities that exist as a brand: Turning angry customers into your most loyal customers.

    -We discuss the true measurement for Success in life.

    And  finally we distill the key to perseverance, which is to block out the  noise and negativity and continue forging your own path.

    • 34 min
    How to train your entrepreneur Muscle!

    How to train your entrepreneur Muscle!

    Episode 20!

    Can't believe we made it to 20. This episode is a continuation of last episode. We try to distill how you can build your entrepreneur muscles. 
    - We talk about the confidence it took for the Dunkin' Donuts founder to forge through
    - Question: Is Entrepreneurship a game that can be taught, and how do you learn it? 
    - To build the muscle I challenge you to go off the beaten path, cause you’ll start hearing noise.
    - We also talk about how to build your first  $1 million in revenue.
    - Lezlie comes clean about being terrified about some of the decisions she's had to make and not letting us know she was terrified.
    - We get into the stages of company growth from Y combinators course Blitzscaling: 
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFQgHujBBZjsdDeNVcsepyEfuxW53PqaJ   

    • 39 min
    Are entrepreneurs born or made?

    Are entrepreneurs born or made?

    In Episode 19  we try to answer a question asked by one of our listeners "Are entrepreneurs born or made?" 

    -The show starts with updates on setting up our Automated Production Facility.

    -We talk about our consensus that Entrepreneurs are made.

    -Some people are born with traits that may make entrepreneurship more natural, but these are traits that can be learned.

    -We talk about how you can get inspiration to be an entrepreneur by telling you all what we would do if we weren't at Mid-Day Squares and needed to get inspiration.

    -The number one trait that you must train yourself on is the ability to handle risk.

    -Nick mentions www.finviz.com to find inspiration by looking at companies and the public presentations.

    -Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood to founding thriving economies, it's worth trying at least once in a lifetime.

    • 36 min
    Why "Not giving a F*ck" is the key to Entrepreneurship.

    Why "Not giving a F*ck" is the key to Entrepreneurship.

    Episode 18  is all about "Jake The Rover" and what lead him to figure out the key to winning at this game of Entrepreneurship is "Not giving a F*ck".


    -We talk about starting our new manufacturing line fore the first time!

    -We finally get to talk to Jake solo and focus on his past.

    -Jake talks about his learnings from his first attempt at entrepreneurship with his company Chase & Hunter

    -Jake gets into his adventures with the NFL, Sophie Turner, and more shenanigans.

    -It all comes together at the end when we realize that Jakes gift to Mid-Day Squares was the fact that he taught us to not give a F*CK!

    • 37 min
    Entrepreneurship Thoughts & Reforming the Schooling System

    Entrepreneurship Thoughts & Reforming the Schooling System

    Episode 17  is a great roundtable discussion about what has been on our mind lately as Entrepreneurs trying to grow Mid-Day Squares.

    -We talk about good books you could be reading
    -The importance for you or any company to have a "cheerleader" on your team
    -Lez gets into the pressures of having to be creative on demand
    -Conversation regarding the current schooling system and how it's failing to prepare people to help new-age companies execute and win
    -We finish off with the importance of being vulnerable and how therapy and vulnerability will set you free as humans and creators

    • 39 min
    Why you should consider an IPO

    Why you should consider an IPO

    Episode 16  is about how important an IPO may be to actually unlocking the full value of your Brand. We get into the misconceptions of brand value to private market investors.

    -Its Lez's 30th Birthday!

    - We talk about how the CEO of Dunkin' Donuts proved the true value of brand.

    - There's no ONE road to successful outcomes.

    - Getting your brand advocates invested in your company is a great way to align your fanbase and help propel and grow your company through word of mouth.

    -We talk a little bit about the philosophy of value and how its not black or white.

    -We talk about values of public companies and how brand driven companies are way more valuable then non brand driven companies.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Diandra Colizza ,

The BEST crew ever

The absolute best crew ever! Love listening to you guys, so fun to be around, such amazing energy and a great team to dance with ;) Keep it coming!! #crewlove

Julie Maheu ,

WE WANT MORE!!!! So so good!!!

I love the team at MDS!!! They are so honest and transparent and I wish they uploaded more than once a week haha looking forward to hearing and learning more!

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