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May 17, 2020

#120: Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group and Host of Thirty Minute Mentors Podcast, on Entrepreneurship During the COVID-19 Crisis

#120: Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group and Host of Thirty Minute Mentors Podcast, on Entrepreneurship During the COVID-19 Crisis

is the Chief Executive Officer of , where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; and...


Adam Mendler is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam remains active in each portfolio company, providing strategic guidance and support.

Adam also provides business thought leadership as a speaker to businesses, universities and non-profit organizations; as the host of the leadership and personal / professional development podcast Thirty Minute Mentors; as an expert regularly cited in national media outlets; and as an advisor, consultant, coach and board member.

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Some of the Topics Covered by Adam Mendler in this Episode

  • What being an entrepreneur means for Adam, including the 3 companies within The Veloz Group, being a writer, public speaker, and podcast host
  • Addressing demand versus creating demand
  • 3 tips on how to lead through the coronavirus crisis
  • How to make sure your company and team are prepared for a crisis in the future
  • How to communicate with and support your team during this crisis
  • Letting go of employees with empathy, compassion and honesty
  • The opportunity of talent becoming available due to the COVID-19 crisis layoffs
  • How Adam got started as an entrepreneur
  • How Adam founded The Veloz Group with his brother and the challenge of defining their direction
  • For bootstrap businesses, the importance of choosing which ideas can be most efficiently monetized
  • How to decide which business ideas to pursue as an entrepreneur
  • Evaluating potential, considering feasibility, and defining your target customer
  • Juggling different ventures and the importance of being "Dr. No"
  • The importance of being self-reflective as a leader and entrepreneur
  • Adam's perspective on making mistakes
  • Adam's book recommendations
  • How Adam's day-to-day has changed during the COVID crisis
  • What tools Adam uses to maximize his day
  • Being a baseball fan during the crisis, and an Angels fan in Los Angeles

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