Float or Founder Podcast

Float or Founder: Episode 7 - Rachel Kelly of Make Lemonade

July 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 7
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 7 - Rachel Kelly of Make Lemonade
Chapters
00:00:41
What is Make Lemonade?
00:03:08
How the BlogTO piece impacted Make Lemonade's following
00:04:11
How do you manage expectations in the beginning of launching a business?
00:04:46
What was the hardest thing at the start?
00:05:32
What has been the most satisfying thing about running Make Lemonade?
00:06:29
Talk about building your team and the process
00:07:49
What would you do differently if you started again?
00:09:07
How did you build your amazing online community?
00:10:20
What's your favourite and least favourite thing about running a company?
00:11:12
Why did women need a co-working space, like Make Lemonade?
00:12:34
The benefits of human connection in work
00:14:41
Talk about your process of acquiring new customers
00:17:08
What advice do you have for someone thinking about starting a business?
00:18:48
The consistent trait that all founders/entrepreneurs have in common
00:19:56
How do you decide how to prioritize... and say no!
00:22:45
When is an idea ready to be a business?
00:23:48
Has Make Lemonade had investors?
00:24:42
The Toronto real estate market: finding a commercial property
00:26:34
How do you manage your time as a founder?
00:28:50
The Make Lemonade and Instagram community partnership!
00:31:45
Advice for other founders
00:32:59
Rapid Fire Questions!
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 7 - Rachel Kelly of Make Lemonade
Jul 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 7
Float or Founder Recording, Inc.
Rachel Kelly talks about her experience launching a co-working space and how she managed contractors, Toronto's real estate market, hiring a team, and leading a beautifully branded space for other founders to launch their companies.
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Rachel Kelly started the co-working space, Make Lemonade, for women downtown Toronto to give them a space - a community - to grow their businesses. Rachel had to endure the skyrocketing Toronto property market, work with different types of contractors, hire a team, and grow her membership numbers all at once. As a result of her hard work, she has created a bustling co-working space, a partnership with Instagram HQ, has played host to master classes and incredible speakers, and has learned some lessons about running a company along the way. Rachel gets to witness other founders launch and scale their companies and takes away the lesson of resilience and having a good attitude.

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What is Make Lemonade?
How the BlogTO piece impacted Make Lemonade's following
How do you manage expectations in the beginning of launching a business?
What was the hardest thing at the start?
What has been the most satisfying thing about running Make Lemonade?
Talk about building your team and the process
What would you do differently if you started again?
How did you build your amazing online community?
What's your favourite and least favourite thing about running a company?
Why did women need a co-working space, like Make Lemonade?
The benefits of human connection in work
Talk about your process of acquiring new customers
What advice do you have for someone thinking about starting a business?
The consistent trait that all founders/entrepreneurs have in common
How do you decide how to prioritize... and say no!
When is an idea ready to be a business?
Has Make Lemonade had investors?
The Toronto real estate market: finding a commercial property
How do you manage your time as a founder?
The Make Lemonade and Instagram community partnership!
Advice for other founders
Rapid Fire Questions!