Going for It- with Scott Parker, Serial Small Business Entrepreneur
Scott Parker is a serial Restaurateur, and has been credited with putting “the ‘life’ into Arlington night life’ – however he continues to grow his empire into other businesses tailored to the needs and wants of urbanites and young professionals.
His portfolio includes over a dozen brick and mortar businesses – including great restaurants and bars like Bronson Bierhall, Don Tito, Barley Mac, and Don Taco – but other business lines including the Bearded Goat Barber, Playful Pack Dog Daycare & Boarding, and Bash Boxing.
In this podcast, we cover how it all happened, with a look at the current state, and the road ahead.
The journey, drive, and sacrifice in order to transition from employee to entrepreneur
Weighing experience vs habits, traits and attitude when hiring for a team environment
How his initial struggle with getting started has helped him to serve as a mentor to others who want to follow a similar path
Deconstructing the fear factor to understand what “fear” means to them
Building a better brick and mortar business around a pre-established brand, business or person
The value of a strong team culture to build a strong brand
How COVID-19 has 2020 is all about survival – as well as the luck behind how brands are expanding or failing
The why behind Scott’s fitness routine, and how it has helped some to become top performers