Float or Founder Podcast

Float or Founder: Episode 10 - Sheba Zaidi of County Wine Tours

July 29, 2019 Season 1 Episode 10
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 10 - Sheba Zaidi of County Wine Tours
Chapters
00:00:38
What is County Wine Tours?
00:04:53
What is the most fun and most challenging part of your job?
00:06:42
How is it running a company with your best friends?
00:08:16
Since it's a side hustle, how do each of the founders spend their time?
00:09:08
How do you manage relationships with your customers?
00:10:42
You manage remote for the most part - how did you handle any difficult employees?
00:12:17
Bootstrapping versus raising capital
00:14:47
Is your brand associated with your personal life, your day job, or your side hustle?
00:15:46
How to handle customer feedback
00:16:50
What does a typical tour through County Wine Tours look like?
00:19:48
How do you target and onboard your customers?
00:21:18
What was preventing you and your co-founders from launching immediately?
00:23:53
This company has a lot of logistical problems to solve - what were your first steps?
00:26:24
Discussion on pricing models
00:28:51
How important is brand in early stages?
00:30:00
Rapid Fire Questions!
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 10 - Sheba Zaidi of County Wine Tours
Jul 29, 2019 Season 1 Episode 10
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Sheba Zaidi, the co-founder of County Wine Tours, tells us how great it can be to get into business with friends, how to manage employees when you're not on the ground with them, and how this "side hustle" is propped for a sale.
Show Notes Chapter Markers

If you've ever considered getting into business with your best friends, this is the podcast for you. Sheba talks about her positive experience launching County Wine Tours, a Prince Edward County-based cycling wine tour company. Her and her two friends manage their team of more than 15 employees remote from Toronto while handling demanding day jobs of their own. Their background in communications and marketing, their honesty with one another, and their passion for the County and its burgeoning wine scene led them to create a business that was profitable near immediately.

Learn from Sheba's experience on how to handle a busy and successful side hustle with two best friends.

What is County Wine Tours?
What is the most fun and most challenging part of your job?
How is it running a company with your best friends?
Since it's a side hustle, how do each of the founders spend their time?
How do you manage relationships with your customers?
You manage remote for the most part - how did you handle any difficult employees?
Bootstrapping versus raising capital
Is your brand associated with your personal life, your day job, or your side hustle?
How to handle customer feedback
What does a typical tour through County Wine Tours look like?
How do you target and onboard your customers?
What was preventing you and your co-founders from launching immediately?
This company has a lot of logistical problems to solve - what were your first steps?
Discussion on pricing models
How important is brand in early stages?
Rapid Fire Questions!