Welcome to the fresh, New Year launch of the Kaya Cast Podcast! In this inaugural episode of our new season, we have the privilege of introducing our new host, Tommy Truong, the co-founder, and CEO of KayaPush. Tommy's curiosity about the highlights and pitfalls of running businesses sets the foundation for this season's exploration.
Join Tommy in decoding the secrets of running a successful business in the cannabis industry while while navigating the potential pitfalls. We're looking forward to an exciting 2024 with insightful conversations and how to best set your business up for success.
Tommy Truong is a highly experienced and passionate cannabis industry professional with over 10 years of experience in the field. As the founder and CEO of KayaPush, a leading cannabis software company, Tommy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.
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Tommy Truong: Happy New Year's, everyone. We are launching a new season of Kaya Cast and I wanted to introduce myself, your new host. My name is Tommy. I am the co founder and CEO of KayaPush. I am obsessed with businesses. I'm obsessed. I'm obsessed with why businesses succeed. And I'm equally obsessed with why businesses fail.
I started my career at CPA and I had the privilege of working with so many different entrepreneurs and environments. I worked with entrepreneurs that ran successful multi million dollar businesses. And I worked with entrepreneurs that were struggling to keep their businesses afloat. And it always fascinated me, the differences between the two.
What were the actions that led to an entrepreneur running a successful business? And what were the actions that led to a business failing? Through this obsession, I started my own journey as an entrepreneur. My first business was a seafood distribution business where we imported Dungeness crabs from Northern British Columbia and we shipped it down all the way to L.A.
And I learned a lot about myself in this venture. I learned what I liked about this business as well as I learned what I didn't like about this business. For me, the seafood distribution business was It was very difficult. I had no control over the market price. I had no control over supply of inventory and I was dealing with perishable goods.
So knowing that what I didn't like with this business led me to software where today we have the privilege of working with thousands of entrepreneurs, helping them grow and scale their business through our platform, KayaPush. I often have this thought experiment. If you take two entrepreneurs, you drop them in the same city at the same time with the same amount of funding, and you visit them five years later.
You may see two different environments, different situations. You may see one entrepreneur, wildly successful, running a multi million dollar business with multiple locations. And you may see the other entrepreneur running a failing business. And I always think to myself, why? What are the decisions that lead to success?
And what are the decisions and pitfalls that causes a business to fail? And we're going to explore this. I want to take this podcast in a different direction in 2024. We're going to explore what causes a business to succeed, as well as what are the common pitfalls that we see in this industry that causes businesses to fail.
We're going to have successful entrepreneurs on that can share their story, as well as give advice on what has helped them to grow their business to multi million dollar operations. We'll also continue to have experts on that can share their best practices. And their area of expertise. So if you're interested in business or you have a business and you want to scale it, you're in the right place.
Join me as we explore what other entrepreneurs have done to grow and scale their business to multi million dollar operations, as well as the common pitfalls that we see in this industry. 2024 is going to be a fun year. I look forward to sharing these conversations with you guys. We'll talk soon.