Dave Ortiz is the Co-founder of NextDoor Design & Manufacturing, a sourcing company that focuses on supporting small businesses manufacturing in China. NextDoor provides product development and manufacturing resources to design-driven brands so they can focus on what they do best – marketing and selling.
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- ‘When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.’ – Jacob Riis click to tweet!
- Dave shares a time that he chased the money and the quick success, and overnight, 90% of his business evaporated. Fire Nation, we as Entrepreneurs are on a journey, and we need to approach this journey with the mentality of a marathon to find true success.
Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment
- When Dave finally summoned the courage to ask for a raise and received it, a domino effect started where he realized: ask, and thou may receive!
- Dave is fired up about helping others in the manufacturing space. His team is on point and bringing incredible value to everyone they work with!
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Best Business Book
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
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