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Michele Dugar is a dynamic entrepreneur and strategic thinker with a diverse background in business, art, and education. As a seasoned marketing consultant, she began her journey by providing strategic branding to small business owners, utilizing her unique blend of analytical and creative skills. Michele's entrepreneurial spirit has led her to teach as well as to open two of her own businesses throughout her career.

Michele recently shared with us her experiences with starting a company, navigating growth, overcoming the fear of failure, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable as an entrepreneur.

Describe your founder journey.

In my entrepreneurial journey, I've navigated various paths within the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Initially, I began as a marketing consultant, specializing in strategic branding. My unique blend of analytical and creative skills, honed during my double major in business and art, allowed me to excel in both strategic analysis and creative execution.

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Ep. 88 Jalal John Azar

In this week's episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with JJ, a seasoned entrepreneur with a colorful journey in the world of commercial real estate. JJ shared candidly about their entrepreneurial ventures, from launching multiple companies to navigating the highs and lows of the business world. They reflected on their experiences, including the exhilarating moments of success and the challenging "oh shit" moments that tested their resilience. One key takeaway from the conversation was JJ's unwavering commitment to growth and fulfillment in their entrepreneurial journey. They emphasized the importance of staying true to their vision and constantly evolving to meet the demands of the market. As we wrapped up the episode, JJ shared insights on the importance of mentorship, the value of authenticity in business dealings, and the drive to create a lasting impact in the industry. Their passion and determination shone through, leaving listeners inspired and motivated to pursue their own entrepreneurial dreams.

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