Join entrepreneur Blair Hogan from Gunta Business Consulting in a broad ranging conversation about how he's thinking about his business through the pandemic, systems change and creating adaptable business structures. www.guntabusiness.com
(1:20) Blair reflects on changes in his business model
(3:00) Blair reflects on parenting, work experience for students this summer, and leveraging/layer technology to get us through
(4:30) Blair reflects on community design -- anchored in the "local creation" of energy, heat, food security. He also see opportunities for entrepreneurs who ready to work and focus on "local creation"
(7:15) Blair reflects on what he learned in business school and seeing problems as opportunities
(8:20) Blair reflects on our northern vantage point on the pandemic
(9:00) Blair considers what funding opportunities might look like going forward, how he's readying himself and how families/communities should think about local production of energy, heat and food.
(12:55) Blair reflects on changes he knows he'll need to make to his business model because he's "stuck at home" and considerations for how we innovate in recreation, social wellness and health. These are services that are essential to who we are but have been impacted by the pandemic.
(15:00) Blair challenges Yukon businesses to be adaptable and to open up to new clients and revenue streams. He also comments on the importance of business coaching and entrepreneurs being able to access experts and mentorship in Yukon communities.
(20:00) Blair reflects on his wellness practice with focus on family and realizing that we've all kinda been "grounded".
(24:30) Kari reflects on her wellness practice and the 'guardrails' of her day.
(26:45) Blair recognizes how difficult change can be and that we're experiencing a pretty radical paradigm shift (collectively)
(30:30) Blair recognizes that entrepreneurs are going to need to embrace a high level of adaptability and the advantages of being a young person who started his career in the 'old system'.
(31:45) Kari and Blair talk about adapting to change in public spaces and resourcefulness as a precursor to innovation.
(35:00) Blair shares a little bit about the book that he's reading right now and what insights he's apply to Yukon's start-up eco-system. * land acknowledgement: my apologies for not properly stating the full name of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwach'an Council in the introduction. I'm nervous doing the interviews and we only do one take and I didn't realize until afterwards that I didn't state the full name of Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
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