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Pursuing Your Passion

Pursuing Your Passion Part II

Pursuing Your Passion

You have no doubt heard that Pursuing Your Passion is the way to go when starting a business.  Maybe it is – maybe it isn’t.

Let’s face it starting a business requires a series of gut wrenching decisions to get it right.  What happens if Pursuing Your Passion doesn’t pay?  My guest, Founder and CEO of Associated HCM, Rob Basso pursued the right business model.  Find out how he is now running his 2nd successful startup after just having sold his 1st which he created 20 years ago.

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Pursuing Your Passion

Pursuing Your Passion Part I

Pursuing Your Passion

You have no doubt heard that Pursuing Your Passion is the way to go when starting a business.  Maybe it is – maybe it isn’t.

Let’s face it starting a business requires a series of gut wrenching decisions to get it right.  What happens if Pursuing Your Passion doesn’t pay?  My guest, Founder and CEO of Associated HCM, Rob Basso pursued the right business model.  Find out how he is now running his 2nd successful startup after just having sold his 1st which he created 20 years ago.

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Creativity and Hustle Created Bantam Bagels Part II

Creativity and Hustle Created Bantam Bagels Part II

Creativity and Hustle Created the Bantam Bagel

Creativity and hustle are necessary ingredients for any business to succeed.  My guests – husband and wife duo – Nick and Elyse Oleksak the founders of Bantam Bagels realized that there was a huge unmet need on how to satisfy people’s bagel craving without the guilt.

It began with a dream Nick had about stuffed bagels.  Nick and Elyse knew they were on to something and began testing flavors and varieties.  Without any culinary experience the Oleksak’s developed a bite size bagel stuffed with delicious flavored cream cheeses.  The ultimate comfort food was reinvented and Bantam Bagels was born.

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