Episode 5 explores how entrepreneurs manage their workload by prioritizing what matters most. Nick Stone, founder and CEO of Bluestone Lane, started the company while working full-time in finance, finding ways to prioritize his passion project into a successful coffee enterprise. After leaving his finance job and deciding to lead Bluestone Lane full-time, the business has since expanded to 65 locations and is rapidly growing. Tiffany Griffin and Dariel Heron, co-founders of candle company Bright Black, were one year into their business when demand and production needs drastically soared beyond their wildest dreams. Having grown the business so quickly, Griffin now takes time for herself on ‘Tiffany Tuesdays’ to think about how best to prioritize her next efforts. At Austin-based cookware company Made In, co-founders Chip Malt and Jake Kalick eventually learned to set aside certain tasks that required more support – freeing their time to cook up the most important ingredients to grow the brand further.
Simplifying systems and seeking support can help small business owners carve out time to reach their next milestone. Watch more episodes of Business Class. Available on Prime Video and Roku.