What does it take to keep a business running successfully in the midst of a pandemic? How do you build a winning culture and how do you keep great people?
Today I am joined by the owner of Homegrown Pizza in Holly Springs, North Carolina, Dan Henry.
He offered some great insights on running a business and keeping it successful during the pandemic, how to be able to get a good work-life balance, leading by example, and keeping your people engaged.
Who is Dan Henry:
Dan has been in the restaurant business and after a year he started an Italian restaurant near the airport at Sorrento. In November 2002, he took over Homegrown and even won HS chamber Small business of the year in 2003. If you are anywhere near Holly Springs, North Carolina do check out Homegrown Pizza.
Where to find Dan Henry:
[1:39] Who is Dan Henry and how he got to where he is now?
[3:44] The status of the restaurant he bought
[8:42] Henry’s edge over business owners who didn’t make it
[12:38] On having a great culture and how to find hard-working people
[17:40] On handling a business during the pandemic
[20:59] Taking things dayby-day
[25:01] Henry’s vision and plans for the business
[28:26] Work-life balance and giving their people room to take responsibility and ownership
[33:34] A quick and funny story of John’s first experience of Homegrown Pizza
[37:00] Dan’s recommendation from their menu
[38:04] Final words of wisdom