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How Conversations Support Profitability Featuring Diane Tarshis

Diane is Founder and Principal of Startup Distillery — a global consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs launch successful businesses and secure funding. She focuses primarily on early-stage startups, regardless of industry. That means Diane gets to work with founders in a wide variety of fields, ranging from clean energy to cannabis, movie studios to life sciences, consulting, consumer products, design… and distilleries, of course. Her extensive background in finance, manufacturing, operations and retail informs all the work that she does as she helps entrepreneurs distill their ideas into growing businesses.

We discuss:

  • The words drive the business [03:51]
  • How to avoid running into a cash crunch [06:33]
  • You can’t budget for something if you don’t know what that something is [11:07]
  • Research tip: there is no substitute for talking to people [17:05]
  • The sources and uses of funds [21:14]

Learn more about Diane at https://startupdistillery.com.

About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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