Business Video Roundup: Raising Money, Restaurant Expansion & Imposter Syndrome

Posted on 12.August.2022 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

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In this week’s business video roundup, GlycanAge CEO Nikolina Lauc talks about the challenges of raising money for a business, Zapier President Mike Knoop delves into the nitty-gritty of creating strong office culture in a remote environment, and Sombrero Mexican Food founder Javier Correa Jr. chats with Restaurant Influencers about expansion strategy and more. Plus, west~bourne founder Camilla Marcus reveals how she turned a painful failure into another shot at success, while Gary Vaynerchuk gives a young entrepreneur a piece of advice that just might help you (yes, you) overcome your imposter syndrome.

The Challenge of Raising Money for Women’s Health Company GlycanAge

In this 15-minute interview by Forbes’ Michael del Castillo, GlycanAge CEO Nikolina Lauc discusses the challenges of raising money for a women’s health company, including research methods, finding monetization opportunities, and the fundraising process.

Cultivating Office Culture When Fully Remote with Zapier’s Mike Knoop

Forbes’ Diane Brady talks with Zapier President Mike Knoop, who ruminates on the do’s and don’ts of cultivating office culture in a remote environment. Worth a watch if a number of your employees are telecommuting or will be in the near future.

Restaurant Influencers: Javier Correa of Sombrero Mexican Food on Expansion Strategy

Javier Correa Jr. is a third-generation restaurant owner who has succeeded, he suggests, mainly due to one thing. “What does it come down to? Just the good food,” he says, referring to Sombrero Mexican Food, which first opened in 1984 and today has 16 locations throughout San Diego and surrounding areas. In this 27-minute interview with Restaurant Influencers, Correa talks about unexpected celebrity endorsements, figuring out the optimal pace, and scaling a business when the time is right.

Inc.: 3 Ways to Hone Creative and Sustainable Thinking

Woman Inc. host Jenna Todey chats with west~bourne founder Camilla Marcus about how she turned a failure (the forced closure of her restaurant) into another chance at success, channeling her passion for sustainability into developing and expanding her brand.

GaryVee: A Rant That Will Destroy Your Imposter Syndrome

In this exchange with a young entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk argues that pretending to be an expert when you’re not isn’t the best course of action. You don’t need to be an expert or even to be perceived as one to become successful in your field. Vaynerchuk says, “I think everyone is so convinced that the money is in expertise and I actually think it’s in the enthusiast.”

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