QH021 - Starting with the End in Mind with Jade Baranski


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What We Covered:

00:51 – Introducing today’s guest, Jade Baranski, who shares their background as a serial entrepreneur

04:58 – Jade speaks to the importance of mentorship

08:18 – Building a network of contribution and how being queer has been one of Jade’s most powerful traits

12:24 – Jade provides their thoughts on the stigma of queer people pursuing money and power

15:57 – Jade talks about why they build companies with the intent of exiting and selling

19:47 – Best practices for building a sellable business, the importance of hiring and finding the right business partner

26:30 – Jade opens up about the challenges and difficulties of entrepreneurship

Tweetable Quotes:

“I think, at this point, I’ve mentored three younger folks who have since started businesses. So I feel like that’s a huge win.” (08:09) (Jade)

“I used to talk about this a lot when I was younger in my career how me being queer really set me up in a unique way in business to really – you call it hustle – I call it power through.” (10:15) (Jade)

“Someone is going to get the money, so why not you? Because what you’re going to be able to do with that money is unique. So go get the money!” (14:01) (Jade)

“The two businesses I own now I know the exit strategies. And they’re both about five to seven years. And I feel great about that because building wealth and creating business opportunities for other people is part of what I do.” (19:11) (Jade)

“What I’ve found that’s even more important than how I’ve created my team is getting everyone’s feedback and being really open to it.” (27:54) (Jade)

Links Mentioned:

Jade’s LinkedIn

Jade’s Website

Michelle’s Website

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