Welcome to TURNDOG TALKS TO: the time of the week where I interview people with a story to share.
A large aspect of The Successful Mistake involves interviewing entrepreneurs, therefore I listen to a lot of tales. One such instance is when I sat down with Mary Juetten, the founder of Traklight.
Mary and I discuss mistakes and how to move forward when one occurs. I’m a firm believer that mistakes are a valued part of the business process, so let’s see what Mary has to share, shall we…
THE BIOMary has over twenty-five years of varied leadership, management, and business and financial consulting experience including successful turnarounds in the public and private sectors. Mary is a recovering accountant, holding both a CA and CPA, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a JD from Arizona State. Her prior work experience includes financial auditing with Richter, Usher, & Vineberg, consulting with Price Waterhouse, and executive positions with Vancouver Community College, AMEC Training & Development, and most recently a one-year consulting contract as Chief Operating Officer with a local online startup, youchange Inc. In 2010, during law school, Mary founded traklight.com, a site that provides inventors, creators, and small businesses with the tools to identify and secure their intellectual property. Mary also consults and mentors small start-ups in the areas of planning, business models, and intellectual property identification. In addition to volunteering
The Interview Overview
- Mary and I discuss hiring people in the early days and how it can lead to issues if careful steps aren’t taken
- It isn’t always about skill-level, but finding the ‘right’ people who can capture what you’re doing
- Mary also talks about the mistake of hiring people lead her to discover more about developing and other aspects of the business she may otherwise have overlooked
- We talk about building relationships, not just with customers, but staff members to help create a culture that demonstrates who you are and what you’re doing
- Overall we discuss the importance of understanding your industry and making sure you know where you are, what you’re doing, and how you intend to move forward
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