By Stuart Skorman
Entrepreneur Stuart Skorman—the founding father of Elephant Pharmacy, Hungryminds.com, Reel.com, and Empire Video—grew up in a retailing relatives in Ohio. He labored all types of task, from cab driving force to expert poker participant to CEO. during this interesting, own account of his coming-of- age within the company global, Skorman offers an insider’s view of what it takes to begin a company from the floor up.Stuart Skorman bargains his hard-won classes in enterprise for any entrepreneur or small businessperson who desires to create an organization that has a middle and soul. He finds what he realized approximately advertising whereas operating a stint as a rock band supervisor and bares his soul approximately his failure in the course of the dot-com bubble. He describes in brilliant phrases the curler coaster trip of the entrepreneur in sturdy instances and undesirable and explains the right way to live on in today’s doubtful company atmosphere.
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But you keep going after good people because talented store managers mean the company has a much better shot at success. Operations: Don’t Kill Your Customers (and Other Details) The complexity of the business made hiring the right people a challenge. A store like Bread & Circus is one of the most difficult retail businesses to run and manage operationally. For instance, there were about forty different job descriptions in a Bread & Circus: cashier, bagger, front-end manager, meat manager, meat cutter, produce manager, produce worker, vitamin manager, and vitamin worker, to name just a few.
I didn’t enjoy mainstream retailing. I didn’t like retirement. I didn’t make it as a writer. qxp 12/7/06 46 12:15 PM Page 46 CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR a thunderbolt hit me: I wasn’t a rich kid anymore. I’d grown up with everything money could buy. Now my father had narrowly escaped from Miracle Mart with just enough money for his retirement. Questions filled my head: What if I never have a career? What if I die poor and useless? What if I’m not good at anything? Somewhere in eastern Ohio, the panic subsided and something else crept in: excitement.
Behind the scenes, a natural foods grocery needs a tough, demanding culture because everything has to be right. Without quality, the business will fail. That is why Anthony Harnett was the perfect CEO for Bread & Circus. He was tough, opinionated, and intimidating and as far from a laid-back hippie as anyone could be.
Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur: Why I Can't Stop Starting Over by Stuart Skorman