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Conversations with entrepreneurs on the self-talk, frameworks, and principals they used to step outside their comfort zone and start something new.

Chapter One Prakash Chandran

    • Business
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Conversations with entrepreneurs on the self-talk, frameworks, and principals they used to step outside their comfort zone and start something new.

    Andrea Holland - Designing the life you want and using your network to build your net worth.

    Andrea Holland - Designing the life you want and using your network to build your net worth.

    Today's episode features Andrea Holland, a PR executive with more than a decade of experience in San Francisco, New York, Silicon Valley, and Southeast Asia, working with tech companies. She currently owns one of the most successful PR firms in Santa Barbara and in this conversation, I talk to her about what it took to get started.

    • 39 min
    Vik Duggal on his framework for building wealth and getting what you want out of life.

    Vik Duggal on his framework for building wealth and getting what you want out of life.

    Vik Duggal built a million-dollar independent consultancy in just 2 years. How did he do it? There's no simple answer, but in this conversation, he shares the framework he uses to operate his life and business.

    More about Vik:
    In addition to working with CEOs of companies to help them increase confidence and growth, he also works with individuals who want to become six- or seven-figure consultants by teaching them what he's done.

    • 47 min
    Pacific Pickle Works - Bradley Bennett on growing an artisanal food brand in a grocery ecosystem that works against you

    Pacific Pickle Works - Bradley Bennett on growing an artisanal food brand in a grocery ecosystem that works against you

    Pacific Pickle Works is a Santa Barbara-based gourmet food products company. They specialize in pickled vegetable products such as spicy cucumbers, carrots, green beans, asparagus, beats and more. Prakash sits down with Brad to learn about how he founded the company and how difficult it is to navigate the waters of a broken grocery ecosystem.

    • 54 min
    Invoca - Colin Kelley, Jason Spievak and Rob Duva on solving the right problem with the right team and building the pay-per-call infrastructure of the future.

    Invoca - Colin Kelley, Jason Spievak and Rob Duva on solving the right problem with the right team and building the pay-per-call infrastructure of the future.

    Invoca is a software company that makes an AI-powered call tracking and analytics platform that helps marketers get campaign attribution and actionable data from inbound phone calls. Prakash sat down with the three founders Colin Kelley, Jason Spievak and Rob Duva to learn more about how they got started.

    • 53 min
    Alcazar / Milk & Honey / Glass House - Alvaro Rojas on restaurant economics and creating uplifting food experiences

    Alcazar / Milk & Honey / Glass House - Alvaro Rojas on restaurant economics and creating uplifting food experiences

    Alvaro Rojas owns the popular and long-standing Santa Barbara tapas restaurants Alcazar on the Mesa (opened in 2000) and Milk & Honey on West Anapamu Street (opened 2007). In 2019 he opened the Glass House on State st. which channels his beverage expertise and passion for sustainability into a mixed-drink wonderland.

    • 55 min
    Juice Ranch - Erin Gomez & Scott Walker on following a path of passion and building a juice empire together

    Juice Ranch - Erin Gomez & Scott Walker on following a path of passion and building a juice empire together

    Juice Ranch is Santa Barbara's go-to spot for 100% ORGANIC Cold-Pressed Juice and delicious almond milk-based drinks. "Designed by Nature". Prakash sat down with the founders at their Carpenteria location to talk about how they got started.

    • 34 min

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Andrea Holland ,

Fearful of quitting your business to start your venture? Listen to this now.

Quitting your cush corporate job and starting a new venture (even on the side) is scary. It's even scarier once you realize that you don't have answers for half of the issues (good or bad) that arise! Prakash thoughtfully digs into the psychology of entrepreneurs, making them roll back the tape to the early days - what they knew, what they didn't know, what they wish they had known, what they THOUGHT they knew, and the honest to goodness truth of where things went wrong, and most importantly - how they came back for it. All too often we are ruled by fear, but Prakash's conversations dymstify that fear. As an entrepreneur for the last 6 years with 3 ventures, I've not only learned from these conversations, but I walk away more inspired to keep it moving and keep dreaming.

ChrisLB81 ,

A must listen for any entrepreneur!

All too often, stories of success focus on what happens after the tipping point and gloss over the years of pain and struggle. This podcast brilliantly discusses the early years of a business and how entrepreneurs pushed through setbacks that they faced.

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