Dawn talks with her husband, Mike, the founder and roast master of Convoy Road Coffee Roasters, about their business in 2022. Mike and Dawn were met with numerous personal challenges and a few tragedies in 2022 but overcame them all to still achieve 74% growth in just their second year in business. Dawn offers tips throughout the conversation that every small business can benefit from.
In this episode…
A milestone achieved in January 2022. (1:41).
A strategic move in February 2022 that paid dividends nicely. (2:33).
Tip #1. (3:22).
March 2022 brought with it the first personal challenge, and it continued through April. (3:54).
This first disruption to the business forced a decision. (4:45).
May 31, 2022- the second surgery. (5:38).
Then came June and the next personal challenge. (6:46).
Tip #2. (8:00).
Dawn’s car goes down (the one we used to transport everything back and forth to events) and… the AC goes out at the same time, in the hottest part of the summer. (8:40).
Tip #3, the tactical pause, when absolutely necessary. (10:09).
The important growth that came from this time. (11:25).
September, two tragedies, pulling out of a commitment, and one good thing that came out of it. (12:04).
The community was watching us to see how we would react to all this. (16:08).
Tips #4, #5. (17:39).
Thanksgiving, sort of, anyway, at the hospital. (23:25).
Dawn’s key takeaway from a year full of challenges. (26:25).
Mike’s key takeaway. (28:15).
One last thing. (29:33).
One more last thing. (32:25).
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