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Forging The Journey

The owners of two small business get together to share their real-time journey through the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.

  • Forging The Journey E82: Better At Half Speed
    by forgingthejourney on September 18, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    This week the guys discuss struggling at managing people and the lessons they are learning, managing time, The podcast is better at half speed, and Ice Break question "Shotgun or lever action rifle?"

  • Forging The Journey E81: Exposure Bucks & Rhythmic Wiggling
    by forgingthejourney on September 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Graig wants to trade "exposure bucks" to Jared for some of his product. NeoMag buys another CNC machine. A discussion about how important clear job descriptions are for both the employee and employer is. Graig gets angry about TikTok and Jared coins the term "Rhythmic Wiggling."

  • Forging The Journey E80: I'm like water
    by forgingthejourney on August 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Jared and Graig talk about the recent happenings in their small business. Graig and Jared have a theory that hiring people does not reduce their work load. It only expands the company and creates more work. Graig makes the decision to move forward with a shop expansion. Doubling their shop space in an effort to stay functional and grow. Jared talks about his visit with Geissele. They talk about how much Geissele has put into their building and what all they are able to do in house. The conversation moves toward talking about coming up with a process to keep track of materials coming and going from their facility.

  • Forging The Journey E79: Advertising vs Brand Building
    by forgingthejourney on August 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    This week Graig and Jared talk about the cost of attending an event where you won't sell product but you will build relationships and further the brand. The seeds you plant now may not grow into an opportunity for years. In times of good business do you stay the course and keep the cash? Or do you double down on growth options? The Ice Break question this week is "Would you rather see 10 minutes into your future or everyone else around you?"

  • Forging The Journey E78: Drop It Like It's Hot
    by forgingthejourney on August 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    This week Graig gives a short recap of his trip to California, Jared talks about website progress and how COVID19 has hindered it. They talk about how NeoMag and TATargets have both entered into drop-shipping products and the pros and cons of drop shipping.

  • Forging The Journey E77: The Possibilities Are Endless
    by forgingthejourney on July 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    This week Graig talks a little about the 10 year planning meeting they had. The question came up of "could the company grow bigger than I want?" Both TATargets and NeoMag are looking to expand shop space. Diversifying product lines and the benefits of diversification. Ice Break question of the week "what is the weirdest thing you have eaten?"

  • Forging The Journey E76: Battle Scars & Business
    by forgingthejourney on July 17, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    This week Graig and Jared discuss the current news about what is happening in their small business and how as entrepreneurs they are handling it.

  • Forging The Journey E75: Do You Have A Plan?
    by forgingthejourney on July 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    This week Graig and Jared dive into how they deal with the normal stresses of life and business, coming up with 5 year and 10 year plans and more.

  • Forging The Journey E74: The Power of Millennials
    by forgingthejourney on June 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    This week small business entrepreneur Graig and Jared talk about the great asset millennials can be to a business and how to bring out the best. They also discuss how they have learned from older generations and what millennials could take away from them as well.

  • Forging The Journey E73: We Talk About Forging Our Journey
    by forgingthejourney on June 19, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Entrepreneurs discussing weekly issues and happenings in small business.