May 30 – June 1, 2018 | Marriott New Orleans | #GrowCo18
This year’s lineup features industry disrupters, seasoned entrepreneurs, and the best and brightest business talent. New speakers are added weekly!
“Don’t ignore all those naysayers in your path. Put that negativity to work for you. Let it drive you, even if it’s just to prove everyone else wrong.“
“People will ask me, ‘Your business is doing so well. Aren’t you happy?’ No. I’m in pain, but that’s how you know you’re growing.“
“We are family. Drybar was started by family. You are part of our family.“
“Money is there to put food on the table and make sure your family is cared for. “Anything beyond that can be argued as extraneous. We’re all in this together. It doesn’t matter who you are at the company, we try to take care of you.“
“Starting a business is an emotional roller coaster. There are incredibly high highs and incredibly low lows when they happen. And I think starting a business is really about enjoying that roller coaster.“
“I wanted to have complete control of the process and sometimes, by taking money from others, you lose control. It was a slower growth but, for me, slow and steady wins the race,“
“It’s really lonely trying to build something by yourself. It’s good to have thought partners to bounce ideas off of.“
Payal Kadakia Pujji
“Let’s start with the real secret of leadership: it happens all the time, almost anywhere you look, and it’s frankly not that difficult.“
“When you demystify the financial statements, it’s no longer numbers on the board; it’s a story of what happens every day.”
The Great Game of Business
“It’s hard to know when you are done figuring out your brand because brands are a living, breathing thing. Over time brands are going to evolve.“
“It’s tougher to get a bank loan today than it was a year-ago. If you like it or not, bankers are going to look at business plans more carefully, challenge assumptions, and worry about risk.“
“Sales are nice. Profits are nicer. But you live or die on cash flow.“
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