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Dave Hirschkop

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Episode 154 | How to Stay True to Yourself in Business and Entrepreneurship with Dave Hirschkop

Success Unfiltered

How do you stay true to yourself in business when there is so much competition out there and so much pressure to grow as big and as fast as possible? Dave Hirschkop of Dave’s Gourmet says it’s as simple as asking yourself what you really want. This is exactly how he was able to turn his hot sauce hobby into a wildly successful specialty food product line. Dave Hirschkop is the founder and creative force behind Dave’s Gourmet. Dave’s Gourmet is a specialty foods company that makes a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices. A man of multiple talents, Dave authored a cookbook and made numerous appearances on television including the Food Network. Over the past twenty years, Dave and his team have worked tirelessly to save the world from blandness and banality—one delicious and innovative product at a time. Here's a few things we talked about: The surprising place Dave faced his biggest NO and how he overcame it to turn his hot sauces from a hobby to a profitable company The most important question Dave asked himself that allowed him to finally grow the business What you can do to make yourself and your products stand out in a sea of sameness The best way to do research and get answers to your questions about how to be successful in your industry How losing a major customer hit the business hard and how Dave was able to pick himself back up and pivot What Eeyore can teach all of us about running a successful business How a scientific approach of experimenting and analyzing can lead to more success The 3 most important factors that show investors and companies how profitable you actually are Exactly what Dave is doing right now to increase velocity and grow the business How Dave got creative with his products and shifted to “revenue positive marketing” Dave shares what he would tell his younger self If you’re ready to grow your business without falling into the comparison trap, this episode is for you. Special thanks to Dave for taking the time to chat! Connect with Dave’s Gourmet: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website Enjoy, and thank you for tuning into Success Unfiltered! To share your thoughts: Email The Pitch Queen @ hello@thepitchqueen.com Ask a question over at www.ThePitchQueen.com Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn To help the show out: Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com


27 Jul 2020

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scaling a Gourmet Food Product with Dave Hirschkop of Dave's Gourmet

The Product Boss Podcast

In today's episode we get a really interesting behind-the-scenes look at growing a food product and grocery business model with our special guest Dave Hirschkop. Dave is the founder and creative force behind Dave’s Gourmet. Dave’s Gourmet is a specialty foods company that makes a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices.The Wall Street Journal called him the, “...legendary Dave Hirschkop, the granddaddy of ultra-hot sauces.” Business Week said, “Dave's Hirschkop is known as an innovator.” It's a great conversation about product innovation, small business pivoting and long-term success and creatively scaling.  Connect with Dave: Dave's Gourmet website -- This episode was brought to you by our course “A Year of Content” for only $37 today: www.ayearofcontent.com. Don't know what to say to your customers? Our course gives you three video workshops and 200+ prompts to use in email, social media, video and website for your product-based business. Ann says, "I was so overwhelmed and didn't know what I should focus on/do first. The step by step guidance, focusing on small chunks of progress, has been incredibly helpful and stress relieving." Check it out a www.ayearofcontent.com. We'd love to connect with you on Instagram! Join us at @theproductboss. Get into The Product Boss Facebook Group and connect with other product-based entrepreneurs. See you in there!


20 Feb 2020

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686: Dave Hirschkop on Launching Your Retail Product

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Upon graduating college Dave Hirschkop opened Burrito Madness in College Park, MD. As a way to deal with unruly drunks, Dave created a hot sauce. Before long that hot sauce became Dave's main focus, and Dave's Insanity Sauce was born. Today Dave owns a website and business called Dave’s Gourmet where they sell Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce, pasta sauce, overnight oats and much more. In Today's episode, Dave shares how he spun a gourmet food business out of his restaurant and what advice he has for other restaurants looking to launch their products into stores and online retail.  Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Your attitude determines your altitude." -Tony Robbins    In this episode with David Hirschkop we discuss: Creating something truly memorable, unique, and great.  If it's not exceptional with your first rendition, keep trying.  Starting where you can and slowly scaling as you can.  Scaling with concentric circles. Regarding retail, focus on instore velocity a.k.a. how fast a product is selling in one store before you look to scale to multiple stores.  Understanding that you're not going to be good at everything, so be the best at what you're already good at.  Considering how well your product ships.  Understanding the power of "why".  Considering the supply chain. Needing conviction.  Creating an experience at every touching point.  Running surveys.  Resources Mentioned 458: Brett Ottolenghi on how to react to food trends Survey Monkey The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit   Today's sponsor: BentoBox empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits and relationships. The hospitality platform disrupts third-party services that come between the restaurant and the guest. BentoBox puts the restaurant first and offers tools that drive high-margin revenue directly through the restaurant’s website. BentoBox is trusted and loved by over 5,000 restaurants worldwide including Union Square Hospitality Group, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Lilia and more. MarginEdge is the only restaurant management system to combine automatic invoice processing with POS and accounting integrations, improving financial performance, visibility, and efficiency. It all starts with snapping a photo of invoices with your smartphone. We take it from there – every line item and every handwritten note is captured. We then integrate with your POS, so each day you know everything you bought and everything you sold. We create a rolling P&L with drill-down capability and it flows effortlessly to your Accounting System of choice. For 50% off your first year. Go to me.marginedge.com/unstoppable Gusto offers modern, easy payroll, benefits, and HR to small businesses across the country — they were even named best online payroll by PCMag. And as a listener, you’ll get three months free when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at Gusto.com/unstoppable.    Contact info: Dave'sGourmet.com Dave@Davesgourmet.com  Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Dave Hirschkop for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!

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20 Jan 2020

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TEI 257: What it takes to create a successful food product – with Dave Hirschkop

The Everyday Innovator Podcast for Product Managers

Learn from the food industry to spice up your product management I have often discovered new insights about developing and managing products when talking with someone in a different industry than I normally work in. So, when I had the opportunity to talk with the creator of Dave’s Gourmet, a specialty foods company, I jumped […]


25 Nov 2019

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270: Specialty Food Business with Dave Hirschkop

The How of Business - How to start, run & grow a small business.

Launching & growing a Specialty Food Small Business with Dave Hirschkop, founder of Dave's Gourmet - a specialty foods company that makes a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices. You have probably heard of Dave’s Gourmet Insanity Sauce! Dave shares his entrepreneur story, including starting a restaurant and developing the initial hot sauce product. Dave believes you need grit to succeed in business, and keeping things relatively simple to successfully operate and grow a small business. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business. (TheHowOfBusiness.com)


2 Sep 2019

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SECRETS 73 Dave Hirschkop With Dave's Gourmet, Fun - The Essential Ingredient For Brand Success


An essential component of every brand's success is its ability to attract and retain hard working enthusiastic loyal employees. This helps brands communicate a solid selling story that resonates with shoppers making the brand more valuable to retailers. This episode's FREE downloadable guide 30 SECRETS To Prosperity Workbook Wish You Know How To Confidently Grow And Scale Your Brand? Use this workbook to take notes and jot down your daily inspirations as you listen to the podcasts and watch the YouTube videos. This will help you gain clarity and focus as you work to achieve your goals and objectives. The Retail Solved Blueprint will teach you everything you need to know to confidently grow and scale your brand, build a connected community of loyal evangelists, and multiply your brand’s impact, sales, and profits.* Every slight improvement means more runway for sales growth, higher brand valuations, better terms when negotiating with investors, fuel for more innovation, greater support for mission-based causes, and much more. CLICK HERE TO GAIN INSTANT ACCESS TO MY 30 SECRETS To Prosperity Workbook Guide FREE Trade Promotion ROI Calculator:  BrandSecretsAndStrategies.com/PromotionROI Download the show notes here: BrandSecretsAndStrategies.com/session73


31 Jul 2018