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Bringing Operations to Entrepreneurs with Natalie Shafer Gingrich

Adding operations into your business can be a daunting task if that’s not your zone of genius! On today’s show, we’ve got guest Natalie Shafer Gingrich who knows all about helping entrepreneurs manage the back end of their business.


Key Insights

  • The challenge of operations & project management in small business vs corporate
  • The importance of knowing your Kolbe A type when hiring
  • Project Management is not just for business!


  • [02:14] - Biggest Challenge bringing ops to entrepreneurs?
  • [05:09] - Everything we do is a project
  • [07:46] - Creating an ideal week
  • [10:23] - Getting nerdy: what style of project management work best?
  • [13:08] - The Kolbe requirement
  • [18:21] - Entrepreneur vs Business Owner
  • [24:33] - "A big part of starting a business is understanding how you want it to play into your life" - Tom
  • [28:31] - Building out the certification
  • [33:38] - Helping entrepreneurs find PMs
  • [36:24] - Natalie's Takeaway

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Find Our Guest

Bringing Operations to Entrepreneurs With Natalie-Gingrich
  • Natalie Gingrich has spent two decades in the operations industry. She spent much of that in corporate America as a Human Resources leader and a certified Project Manager. She left corporate and quickly began filling a gap in the small business market by teaching and mentoring 6 and 7 figure business leaders about the nuances of operations. Her gift is in simplifying complex business strategies to show CEOs how to scale through operations.

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