Episode 2: Bootstrapping: "I was powered by The Drug."

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You're getting to know our founders a little more everyday. The context provider. The cut-to-the-chase-er. The outside observer. While the businesses we've begun are in different industries, the hustle is similar - living the literal dream while trying to make ends meet, and having the right tools for the job.

Were we getting ready for a dog show? Nope. A theater performance? Nope. A farmers market? YES! This week, you'll learn about Bottoms Up Bagels' (BUB's) first sales day - which was not unlike the build up and culmination of a Christopher Guest movie. Whether you are an over-complicator, over-achiever or just thrive on the "figuring it out" of entrepreneurship, this episode is for you.

But first, here are the other tasty, crispy bits on the edge of this podcast lasagne:

  • There is a big difference between your friends liking your food and strangers liking what you make. Related, cooking for 4 people is different from prepping a variety of foods for 100.
  • How Bottoms Up Bagels (BUB) got its name. Spoiler alert: We're not florid alcoholics.
  • When it's time for a career change
  • Hear Michelle read to lo-fi beats. So soothing!
  • What's your MVP (Minimally Viable Product?)
  • Introduction to Joan's Foreshadowing Moment segments
  • Prepping for your first sales opportunity
  • What's a Black Russian bagel and can you still call it that?
  • Defining "traction"
  • Microdosing hospitality life (in the arsenic sense)
  • Food business start-up Growing Pains - minus Bible Man
  • We unpack what Joan means by "The Drug."
  • Motivation to pick up the pace can come from anywhere

And does polyamory apply to prep kitchen usage? I mean...

CW: Adult language and themes; pro-caper sentiment

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Theme music by Thorn Haze @thorn.haze. Additional music by Pumpupthemind (via Pixabay).

Artwork by Lisa Orye.

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