Ep. 112 – Paul Mazzola from Nivo Outdoor, Part 2

Paul Mazzola

Paul Mazzola

Before he launched a new career as an entrepreneur, Nivo Outdoor founder Paul Mazzola spent the better part of a decade as a glass artist. As it turns out, many of the lessons he learned as a working artist would be surprisingly useful in his new job. From sticking with a core vision to becoming comfortable with sales, there’s a lot of overlap.

In part two of this interview, host and business coach Tom Ryan dives into the transition Paul made from artist to entrepreneur. As always, Tom is joined by producer and co-host Jason Pyles.

• Show opening, and recap of the interview thus far

• From glass blower to entrepreneur

• Transferrable skills from being an artist

• Sales as a core skill for both artists and entrepreneurs

• Managing the “control-freak” mindset in manufacturing

• Quality versus cost in foreign manufacturing

• Sign off, and ways to contact the show

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