Nov 26, 2019
I find myself in meetings with the bank lately, sitting with the people with the title Vice President of Commercial Lending. They talked to me because they assume because of what I'm doing that I have a business background. They are using terminology, like leveraging this and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I will look directly at them and say, " I don't know what I'm doing." They think I'm joking and playing coy with them. And I say, "no, really, I don't know what I'm doing." - Jamie Tapia
In this episode, Karen and Cadie invited a total stranger into the studio. She's the owner of Port City Industrial and podcast fanatic Jamie Tapia. Jamie is now a new Cheers To Business friend, and we want you to get to know her too. She candidly shares her fear of not having a traditional business degree, even though she and her husband are running a thriving business. Karen and Cadie explain how Jamie's situation is very common, how we all need to get a grip on our businesses, and some easy ways to learn how to take the bull by the horn. Plus, Jamie drops some of her favorite podcasts for you to consume.
You don't have to have a traditional business degree to run a company properly.
It's a smart business decision to find a way to learn some basic (and real-world) business fundamentals and bookkeeping skills like quickbooks.
If you have business questions, hire a CPA or business consultant to help you get some control of your business or teach you how to run your enterprise.
Podcasts are a great way to learn business and life skills while being entertained.
Learn more about Karen Simmons & Cadie Gaut
Our business plan is that my husband will be sales, and I will handle the money. That is where we are right now, and we've had a lot of success in four years.
I feel like you meet people in business who are doing what you're doing, the knowledge that we all have and can share. That's priceless.
You don't know what you don't know. - Cadie Gaut
In business, that "what you don't know" will bite you in the ass. - Karen Simmons
I sometimes think when people are going off into business for the first time, they're intimidated, especially if they feel like they don't have all the knowledge they need. Jamie Tapia
You need to know you can't always make the best business decisions if you don't have control of all your business stuff. You have got to have that mud pie in your hand before you can throw it. - Karen Simmons