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BMP 006 Growing Small: Using Corporate Knowledge To Start A Small Business

Growing smaller is a common trend. Tiny houses. Smaller cars. Laptops are more portable. But today’s guest took this strategy to his career plan.

Dave wanted to be a small business owner from an early age. To do this, he needed to learn everything he could about how to run a company, and then carve out his own niche.

Fresh out of college, Dave Borski worked for a large company. Then, he changed to another large company to learn a new skill. Finally, he tried out a medium-size business.

In each company, Dave gained valuable knowledge on how to effectively run a business. As a result, he knew how to make a business work. When he started his own company, he filled a niche in the existing market. Now, Dave sells his services to larger companies.

In this episode, Dave shares what it took to get from cog in the wheel to an entrepreneur.

Growing smaller lessons shared

  • First, Dave walks listeners through his corporate background including why he left each job.
  • Then, he shares how each of these experiences benefitted him later.
  • Next, Dave covers crucial conversations for every business.
  • In addition, he shares why it is important to know both your co-workers and your clients.
  • Finally, Dave shares his take on time management and how to make quick decisions as an entrepreneur.

Your next great listen

If you enjoyed Dave’s episode, you might also like Kris Hochart’s “Lessons From A Serial Entrepreneur” and Ken Janke’s “Navigating Career Changes Fearlessly.”

 

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Episode Guest:

BMP 006 Dave Borski

Dave Borski

President of Talentum Engineering Solutions

Dave is an Electrical Engineer who loves to sell engineering solutions to complex manufacturing enterprises to increase yield, improve efficiency, and reduce errors. He has spent over 20 years serving in technical and management roles in defense, telecommunications, healthcare, and industrial manufacturing.  As President and co-founder of Talentum Engineering Services (TES), Dave has designed, built, and installed new products for small manufacturers, the Federal Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Samsung.

Your Host:

Brent Richardson - Business Minutia Podcast Host

Brent Richardson

Business Minutia Podcast

Brent Richardson is the owner, operator, and interviewer for Business Minutia. He has worked in an international engineering company since 2000. During that time, he has also served as a youth pastor and worked for a non-profit both as an adventure travel leader on youth pilgrimages and as a board member. He believes that the training he has received in leading volunteers has helped him in the corporate world as well.

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