Investors Want a Big Vision, Good Metrics and a Problem You Love
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Latino Business Action Network
2w ago
Jorge Torres is co-founder of MindSDB, a tech company that's working to democratize machine learning so businesses make better predictions with their own data. He speaks candidly with Elian and Juleyka about pushing himself to think bigger and reimagine the problems his company can solve, finding the elusive product-market fit, and learning to navigate the VC funding game while rising above industry bias. Our Latino Business Moment of Zen affirms our significance and the value we bring to the sectors we operate in. This episode was supported by our LBAN Alumni Founding Sponsors Windrose Vision ..read more
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For Growth, Put the Team First
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Latino Business Action Network
1M ago
The Founder and CEO of Dream Big Children’s Center, Cristina Cordeiro, transformed her mission-driven behavioral therapy company to survive the pandemic. Exactly when her clients needed their services most. She speaks with Elian and Juleyka about restructuring programs to address staff shortages. And she shares how relentless efforts to serve her clients and secure COVID-19 relief funds to buffer the business led to a visit from Vice President Kamala Harris. Our listener story features a Latina entrepreneur who found alignment in her coaching business Divine Journey after overcoming impostor s ..read more
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To Build Strong Relationships, Make Bold Commitments
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Latino Business Action Network
1M ago
As CEO and founder of Everyday Contacts,  Lawrence Chavez designed a hybrid D2C business to strengthen not disrupt the doctor-patient relationship. He speaks with Elian and Juleyka about pitching this unconventional idea to investors and eyecare partners, standing up to pushback, and why he’s not afraid to commit first in business relationships. Our listener story features a Latina entrepreneur who grew her private practice Linardi Therapy Services  inspired and supported by industry mentors and role models. This episode was supported by our LBAN Alumni Founding Sponsors Windros ..read more
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Staying True to Your Vision and Values As You Tackle Change
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Elian Savodivker, Juleyka Lantigua, Kojin Tashiro, Elizabeth Nakano, Virginia Lora
2M ago
Co-founder of The Color Bar Salon Lorena Martinez left her corporate job to build a beauty business that’s challenging her industry.  She speaks with Elian and Juleyka about restructuring the company to comply with changing employment laws, supporting her team and competitors, and how an abundance mindset helped her make practical business decisions as she scaled. Our Latino Business Moment of Zen  inspires us to be givers and receivers who support ourselves and others. This episode was supported by our LBAN Alumni Founding Sponsors Windrose Vision,  VND and Fig Factor Media ..read more
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Turning Pain Into Opportunity During the Pandemic
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Elian Savodivker, Juleyka Lantigua, Kojin Tashiro, Elizabeth Nakano, Virginia Lora
2M ago
As CEO of Academy on Demand, a healthcare training company, Laura Oldaker builds on her expertise in senior care to anticipate change and capitalize on problem-solving. She speaks with Elian and Juleyka about concentric diversification as a growth strategy, and explains how her focus on innovation helped her company thrive through the pandemic. Our listener story features a Latina entrepreneur growing her coaching and consulting company, Paragon Solstice during the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging stronger on the other side. This episode was supported by our LBAN Alumni Founding Sponsors Windros ..read more
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Integrity and Trust Are Essential to Your Business Strategy
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Elian Savodivker, Juleyka Lantigua, Kojin Tashiro, Elizabeth Nakano, Virginia Lora
2M ago
George Madrigal, the founder of boutique financial services firm Penserra, speaks with Elian and Juleyka about how honoring his relationships and keeping his word were key to his success, from raising capital, to developing his leadership style, and identifying the right teammates. Our Latino business moment of Zen helps us connect our values and self-knowledge to our business practices. This episode was supported by our LBAN Alumni Founding Sponsors Windrose Vision or and VND ..read more
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Why Your Creative Business Also Needs Structure
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Juleyka Lantigua, Kojin Tashiro, Elizabeth Nakano, Elian Savodivker, Virginia Lora
2M ago
As partner and COO of ReKon Productions, Lesley Lopez uses her years of experience as a producer on set to organize, restructure and grow her independent film company. She speaks with Elian and Juleyka about creating a company culture that supports creatives, the challenges of balancing art and commerce in a changing industry, and why Latino filmmakers should be able to tell whatever stories they want. Our listener story features a Latina entrepreneur in the world of wine and spirits who is transforming the way we drink with her family company, Siponey. This episode was supported by our LBAN A ..read more
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Bypassing the Legalese, Letting the Tech Do the Talking
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Elizabeth Nakano, Virginia Lora, Juleyka Lantigua, Elian Savodivker, Kojin Tashiro
2M ago
As founder and CEO of law consultancy ONE400, Allen Rodriguez uses technology to reinvent how legal professionals operate. He speaks with Elian and Juleyka about overcoming pushback in an old-school field, and using his outsider's perspective to drive innovation and profitability while expanding access to justice. Our listener story features a Latina entrepreneur changing the narrative of what it means to be culturally connected as a social worker ..read more
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Turning Down Investors Led to Standing Out in Silicon Valley
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Elian Savodivker, Juleyka Lantigua, Kojin Tashiro, Elizabeth Nakano, Virginia Lora
2M ago
As co-founder and CEO of the retail intelligence platform Wisy, Min Chen is solving a $1-trillion problem in the consumer packaged goods industry, while centering her company's founding values. She speaks with Elian and Juleyka about raising a historic $1 million in her native Panama, achieving the right product-market fit, and the shock of relocating Wisy to Silicon Valley. And our Latino Business Moment of Zen illuminates our purpose by turning our attention inwards ..read more
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To Find Your Champions, Dig Into Your Culture, Roots
Scaled: The Latino Business Story
by Virginia Lora, Kojin Tashiro, Elian Savodivker, Juleyka Lantigua
2M ago
David Favela, the founder and CEO of craft brewery Border X Brewing, speaks with Elian and Juleyka about crowd-funding for capital, using data to discover who his customers really are, and going against industry norms that often overlook Latinos and women. And our Latino Business Moment of Zen invites us to see what is possible when confronted with change.   ..read more
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