The Power of Perseverance with Cory Warfield: Lead to Succeed 39
In this episode, Naphtali interviews Cory Warfield. Cory spent twenty years working on restaurants as a waiter and manager before starting ShedWool.com, an employee shift scheduling platform solving for the pain point on employee shift scheduling in a number of industries. Cory, an emerging LinkedIn Influencer, goes deep into his journey and the challenges that he faced along the way.
01:19 – Naphtali introduces Cory
03:38 – Cory describes the challenges of shift scheduling and what drove him to take action and start his company
05:02 – Massive companies are still using outdated, primitive methods to schedule and communicate with their people!
05:25 – The importance of employee morale and retention
06:51 – Cory details how he began to put his company together
07:43 – The power of a strong network to help gain exposure and PR
08:39 – Shedwool’s pivot from a stand-alone to a fully integrated solution
09:20 – Understaffed? Grab a copy of Naphtali’s “EPIC Solution to Understaffing” eBook
13:59 – Cory talks about the challenges of getting his startup off the ground, including almost having his electricity shut down
14:58 – The power of “dumb optimism”
17:25 – Support Cory got from his network to get through some of the challenges
18:03 – Why Cory has chosen to mentor young entrepreneurs
21:41 – The importance of building a team and why being a solopreneur isn’t scalable
24:48 – Focus on what you’re really good at and farm out the rest
26:00 – When to fail fast/forward and when to listen to your heart
27:44 – People don’t like free – you need to charge in B2B
28:31 – The market needs to validate your product and ideas
31:03 – Rapid fire
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