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  • Bob Elfanbaum

    The Mistake: Not having a leadership plan in place that accounted for rapid growth. Our company really started in 1999 as a dot-com when rapid growth...

  • Bill Anton

    The Mistake: As far as mistakes in my winemaking career, it's been a pretty cool path. I have been fortunate enough to be assistant to winemakers and...

  • Michael Wagner

    The Mistake: Fortunately for us, and being part of Buzz Franchise Brands, we have been able to hire a great leadership team from the very beginning....

  • Bethany Newman

    The Mistake: I'm extremely operations-minded. Starting off, we had a lot of organic growth, and I was just following what I knew to be normal...

  • Kerry O'Neil

    The Mistake: I try not to use the word "mistake" much. It has a lot of connotations that it's some sort of an abrupt bump in the road with terrible...

  • Steve Wadlington

    The Mistake: I'd say my mistake was more of a discovery, or more of a heightened awareness. The easy one to point to is the need to meet people where...

  • Ilir Sela

    The Mistake: For me looking back, I don't know if I would call it a mistake or just a missed opportunity. I decided to bootstrap the business for...