This is the 119th Episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, and in this podcast, we are going to talk with Drew Sample about how he is pivoting business strategies at his urban farm Capital City Greens, the Sample Hour Podcast and his other interests/opportunities.
To listen to this podcast, please click on the link below or download the mp3.
Introduction to Pivoting Business Strategies
Do you remember your dreams of who you would be and what you would be doing when you were young? I can tell you, I wanted to follow my dad’s footsteps and play football in the NFL. Things happened, and I ended up following a different path to doing something that I really love.
Just like when you are dreaming when you are young, the same happens when you start a massive projector a business. You have this dream of doing something great, and then life and reality happen. As the Chief of Staff of the Prussian Army before World War 1 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder stated:
“No battle plan survivesfirst contact with the enemy.”
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
This is the absolute truth.
Whether it’s your dreams, your business, your football team or your Army, you need to be ready to change and adapt as the “battlefield” changes in front of you. Some opportunities present themselves, others fade. Are you ready to take advantage of those opportunities?
This is critical for our businesses. We have to start pivoting business strategies to make sure we take advantage of those opportunities.
Who is Drew Sample?
Since that interview, Drew has been pivoting business strategies as he learned what worked and what didn’t in his markets. For example, he pulled back on Farmer’s Markets and add more restaurants to his client list. Marketing this small business has been key, and to do that, Drew and Farm Manager Rich Fratzel have been featured in local magazines and on other podcasts/vlogs.
When he isn’t building clients for Capital City Greens, Drew is working on interviewing interesting people on The Sample Hour, his own podcast platform. He has interviews a number of folks who have been on Small Scale Life Podcast including Scott Hebert, Greg Burns, Michael Jordan, Charles Hugh Smith, and Kevin Geary. Of course, I was a guest on The Sample Hour in Episode 121.
Drew lost his Grandfather earlier this year, and his Grandfather was his mentor. These are difficult times, and I asked Drew for a little of Pa’s knowledge. I figured that this man had some great insight, and Drew provided the following lessons learned from Pa:
“If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t want want to be anyone else but me. Hugs go a long way; laugh at yourself. Love your life cause it is the only one you’re gonna have.”Acie Pack “Pa”
Rest in peace, sir, and we hope you will find some comfort, Drew. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Finding Drew Sample
Please see the following link to connect with Drew Sample:
- The Sample Hour
- The Sample Hour Patreon Page
- Capital City Greens on Facebook
- Capital City Greens on Instagram
- Drew Sample on Instagram
We will see how Drew continues to pivot business strategies with the farm, podcast and real estate in the future.
Thank You, Drew!
I appreciate that Drew has been so kind to connect me with these people, and I appreciate that he has been part of the Small Scale Life Story over these past few years. Thank you, Drew! You are awesome, and I wish you so much success with The Sample Hour, Capital City Greens and other business opportunities!