James McKinney, founder of Grindology


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About this episode

Today, I am the guest on the podcast. I’ve had a few people reach out and ask how things are going with the startup of Grindology. One friend, in particular, challenged me when I shared with him some of the obstacles I was going through. He mentioned that I constantly talk about how messy entrepreneurship is here on the show, yet I don’t often talk about my own entrepreneurial journey.

That truth hit me. I never want to make this podcast all about me. I want it to be filled with content that supports you in your entrepreneurial journey. However, if many of you are going through the same challenges that I am going through, I want to discuss them.

I am still right in the thick of this journey towards founding and growing Grindology. Today I am sharing some of the lessons I have learned thus far. It’d be much easier to wait until I’ve mastered these lessons, but I don’t want to wait to serve and support you. So, tune in to hear me unpack my Grindology journey and everything I’ve learned throughout the development of this startup.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • What Grindology is.
  • Why I decided to found Grindology.
  • How focusing on your needs led me to the concept of Grindology.
  • The power of receiving mentorship and guidance from entrepreneurs who have been through the startup process.
  • Some of the challenges I’ve faced in building Grindology.
  • Why we cannot minimize the importance of timing.
  • Why we must understand our cash flow and not only focus on profitability.
  • The adjustments I would have made in my business plans looking back.
  • All about my current struggle of trying to balance cost and quality when leveraging freelancers and outsourcing talent.

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