A Conversation With Jeremiah Fox
With the COVID-19 Pandemic's perennial presence, many business owners and entrepreneurs may be feeling discouraged, worried, worn down, or simply unmotivated. Sometimes, the best way to get psyched up (not psyched out) is by inspiration: we witness someone else's tenacity, hard work, and success, and think, "if they can do it, maybe I can too."
Cue the introduction for my next guest: Jeremiah Fox. Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremiah has been running his restaurant, gathering guests for his TalkRadio.NYC show, "The Entrepreneurial Web," and keeping his entrepreneurial and creative projects going.
Join me on Tuesday, October 27th, as I ask Jeremiah to share his insights on running a successful business during the time of Coronavirus - including how he has adapted to the current business climate, what motivates and energizes him in the face of the adversity that so many businesses are now facing.
Tune in for this informative conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by clicking here.
Eric introduces the guest of the show, fellow TalkRadioNYC host Jeremiah Fox. They begin the conversation with Jeremiah talking about his origins in the hospitality industry and his initial interests in music. Jeremiah outlines his educational and entrepreneurial history and what led him to commit to working in the restaurant business after moving to New York City.
Eric inquires about Jeremiah’s restaurant Della in Brooklyn, Jeremiah describing his business and the community around it. He goes into how he came into ownership of the property and the origins behind its name. They then begin a conversation about how the pandemic had affected his business, Jeremiah giving a timeline of events when New York City first started to close down.
Eric starts about the importance and dynamics of Employment Law and why it is important for small businesses to be aware of it. Jeremiah then talks about how he deals with employees, touching on motivation, leadership, engagement, and the importance of staying positive.
Jeremiah discusses how he came to get his show on TalkRadioNYC and gives his perspective on the state of modern entrepreneurship and Employment Law, Eric giving his perspective as a lawyer. Jeremiah then closes off the show by dropping off contact information for listeners, including giving out details about a martial class he hosts on TikTok.
00:00:42.450 --> 00:00:52.140 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Good evening. Welcome to employment law today. I'm Eric solver from the law office of Oregon solver employment log business law attorney and host of the show.
00:00:52.710 --> 00:01:02.280 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I like to welcome our guest tonight entrepreneur and business owner restaurant tour. His name is Jeremiah Fox Jeremiah, welcome to the show.
00:01:02.790 --> 00:01:05.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Hey what's up everybody, how are you. Nice to see you again. Eric
00:01:06.210 --> 00:01:16.230 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Let's see you too nice to have the tables reversed your roles reversed. Rather, I know I was on your show in August. It was great to be I think you read my intro into talk radio NYC.
00:01:16.740 --> 00:01:17.340 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Is that right
00:01:18.210 --> 00:01:19.380 Eric Sarver, Esq.: We was yes so
00:01:19.380 --> 00:01:20.490 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Awesome, great. Yeah.
00:01:20.520 --> 00:01:21.450 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So I'm glad you can make it.
00:01:21.870 --> 00:01:35.220 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, thank you. Got my mood lighting on I'm actually in my restaurant della right now in in Brooklyn and we're on the on prospect dive in the woods. Tara section of Brooklyn and it's five o'clock, and it's starting to open and of course all the bells and whistles are ringing
00:01:36.510 --> 00:01:39.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Okay, I just have to be here. I have to do it from here tonight.
00:01:40.200 --> 00:01:42.690 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Well, I'm glad you're here. Thanks for joining us, through the great to have you.
00:01:43.290 --> 00:01:44.040 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I thought I just
00:01:44.130 --> 00:01:51.690 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Tell a little bit to our to our audience tonight about the show itself and those who might be joining maybe for the first time, or those who are
00:01:52.320 --> 00:02:00.210 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Repeat listeners so employment law today is a weekly show that helps businesses out there, a small to mid sized whether you're
00:02:00.630 --> 00:02:08.190 Eric Sarver, Esq.: A small business owner or company. It can be a restaurant and brick and mortar shop and we basically help companies and business owners to
00:02:08.520 --> 00:02:16.920 Eric Sarver, Esq.: To navigate the employment law and labor issues that this pandemic has brought out and we do so with two types of guests on the show.
00:02:17.430 --> 00:02:23.100 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Some of my guests are people like myself, I'm in employment law attorney. So I have employment law.
00:02:23.790 --> 00:02:27.660 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Attorneys on the show or HR manager as an employee relations, folks.
00:02:28.020 --> 00:02:43.980 Eric Sarver, Esq.: As well as some people who also specialize in things like video marketing or a cyber security who can help businesses to get over some of these challenging issues that they face during the pandemic and then my second level of guests are the second type of guests.
00:02:45.090 --> 00:02:51.240 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Would be someone just like Jeremiah, someone who is a small business owner, who has been
00:02:51.990 --> 00:02:59.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: hanging in there during the pandemic and even as I'm driving frankly through it and I like to have these guests on as a motivational
00:02:59.940 --> 00:03:09.000 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And inspirational part of the show. I think that, you know, a lot of us are you know with with the pandemic just rolling on as it is. I think a lot of people out there are very
00:03:09.660 --> 00:03:17.220 Eric Sarver, Esq.: At times, a little nervous. Maybe they feel discouraged, at times, or in terms of how how to manage and navigate the economic
00:03:17.550 --> 00:03:25.110 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Recession and some of the challenges out there. And so my thought was to have guests like Jeremiah, who are small businesses and to kind of talk a little bit about
00:03:25.470 --> 00:03:40.500 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What's working for them. And what's working so Jeremiah will be talking with you today about how you do it. You know what's, what's your. How do you tap into those inner resources and resilience. And so before we get to that, I just want to take a moment to introduce Jeremiah
00:03:41.820 --> 00:03:43.440 Eric Sarver, Esq.: If I may, for a second here.
00:03:45.180 --> 00:03:55.260 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Are the mentioned, Jeremiah, his name's Jeremiah Fox originally from Nashville, Tennessee. Jeremiah settled in Brooklyn, New York after receiving his master's degree in music.
00:03:55.650 --> 00:04:04.830 Eric Sarver, Esq.: From the University of Buffalo in 2014 and with an equal passion for the hospitality industry Jeremiah spent the last 15 years hustling.
00:04:05.220 --> 00:04:12.090 Eric Sarver, Esq.: In the New York City food, entertainment scenes consulting for an opening over a dozen brick and mortar businesses. That's pretty impressive.
00:04:12.960 --> 00:04:24.480 Eric Sarver, Esq.: He's also been consulting for businesses and he currently is the owner of Diller restaurant in Brooklyn, which is where Jeremiah is calling in from right now. Yep, there it is. Della
00:04:25.800 --> 00:04:42.060 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Also the GM General Manager for Windsor wine group and the Chairman, if I had this great of the Windsor terrorist food co op also Brooklyn Jeremiah also host a live radio show on the right here on the station on talk radio NYC is called the entrepreneurial web
00:04:43.080 --> 00:04:49.770 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I've been on it as a guest and I've watched it. It's an awesome show I recommend people check it out. Fridays at noon and
00:04:50.070 --> 00:05:02.220 Eric Sarver, Esq.: He also in his spare time if I don't know where that comes in, but he actually moonlights as a martial arts instructor, as well as an entrepreneur. So with that background again just a warm welcome. Jeremiah
00:05:02.760 --> 00:05:08.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: My friends, good to have you on the show and hope you're doing well today, I feel it over as the how's the week been so far.
00:05:09.000 --> 00:05:23.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, I know this week this week it's early so it feels good so far. But it's only Tuesday. So there's plenty of opportunity for fire, water leaks car accidents, all kinds of things happening in my world that can go south quickly I'm
00:05:24.390 --> 00:05:28.170 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Not even not even talking about employment related issues.
00:05:28.440 --> 00:05:37.680 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Right, right. Well, you know, being an attorney and a litigator and I have a little bit experience with that in terms of fires happening, you know, putting on
00:05:38.160 --> 00:05:53.880 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Client fires at once and but I might say you have a very cool Vinnie, you know, way back to a kind of a cool job. I mean, I saw the way you manage to get onto the call on to the show tonight. I sent your attacks and you were like, I'll be here, which I knew you would.
00:05:54.900 --> 00:06:02.130 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And you can jump right into like 459. It was a very smooth entrance. IT WAS THERE WASN'T LIKE YOU WEREN'T breaking a sweat, you know,
00:06:03.390 --> 00:06:07.290 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I will comment if I was a little bit, but I knew to make it and here you are.
00:06:08.790 --> 00:06:16.710 Eric Sarver, Esq.: But you know, I want to just get into a little bit of our topic tonight. And then, yeah, you kind of have a nice conversation here with with Jeremiah and maybe fix my lighting on my side here.
00:06:17.700 --> 00:06:25.830 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, as I mentioned with the covert 19 pandemic just hanging around. I started out by talking about the motivation for having the show.
00:06:26.190 --> 00:06:37.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And, you know, seeing how many business owners out there and entrepreneurs are worried and some of those worn down and I've heard colleagues of mine, talk about just feeling motivated, you know,
00:06:38.010 --> 00:06:44.490 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I'm pushing forward and there's a lot to be a time worried about right we turn on the news is all this talk will be sessions.
00:06:45.000 --> 00:06:53.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I know the restaurant hospitality industry where I have a number of clients. They're really feeling the pinch since people are takeout only curbside
00:06:54.060 --> 00:07:06.660 Eric Sarver, Esq.: pickup and delivery or minimum 25% are at the maximum 25% capacity. So I thought I just talked with with Jeremiah, in light of his experience and find out what tips, he has for
00:07:07.080 --> 00:07:14.640 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Fellow small business owners in the face of the pandemic, you know, what advice can you give what what kind of adaptations. He had to have in his
00:07:15.120 --> 00:07:23.970 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Own experiences. So knowing what would call this like SDN compound question like in a deposition, or something like that. So I'll try to kind of break it down more naturally
00:07:24.690 --> 00:07:29.820 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Hmm, I wanted to tell us a little bit more about yourself. I'm going to introduce you, but maybe a little bit about
00:07:30.570 --> 00:07:40.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Like what drew you into the hospitality industry after getting a master's degree in music, which I know I understand you teach as well. But how did you get called on this field.
00:07:40.650 --> 00:07:49.680 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So I started both at a relatively young age. I got into music. My mom's also she has a master's in music as well. So it was in the family.
00:07:50.220 --> 00:07:58.980 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And growing up, my early years in Nashville, which is a musical town those, you know, kind of obvious, but I've always had an evil passion for food and hospitality.
00:07:59.280 --> 00:08:06.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I started to learn to cook around 11 or 12 years old, which is when I started to really take music seriously and by 14 I was working in a restaurant.
00:08:07.680 --> 00:08:12.210 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know back then you would work in 14 no problem without working papers or anything like that.
00:08:13.080 --> 00:08:18.810 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And and it just progressed and it was something I did all throughout high school. It's a great way to make cash was super exciting.
00:08:19.080 --> 00:08:30.030 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I always, you know, both industries where that that drew me to them, just the excitement and the nightlife. I was never I was never drawn to like a, you know, kind of a nine to fiver desk job which, you know, never had to do.
00:08:30.480 --> 00:08:40.290 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I've always I've always worked evenings and weekends basically for 25 plus years now, but I love the excitement and both had an equal amount of
00:08:41.250 --> 00:08:48.390 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: creative outlet. You mentioned that in the email you sent to me like you know you can kind of see, certainly, you know, making dishes coming up with
00:08:48.810 --> 00:08:54.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Drinks designing a menu interior design all that's like super creative. It's very similar to producing an album.
00:08:55.470 --> 00:09:07.290 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And the requirements are this are similar, where there's a lot of technical proficiency, you need to have so you know my degrees were in in percussion and drumming specifically. So you had to practice, you know, eight hours a day.
00:09:07.590 --> 00:09:16.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: When I would. That was the expectation in grad school, you know, to have the proficiency technically that you needed to answer all the calls and it's similar in the restaurant industry where like
00:09:16.710 --> 00:09:29.160 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You're in there cooking, you're making drinks 1012 sometimes 14 hours a day just to get to get better to provide better service and they both had that sense. I've always enjoyed that idea of offering a service.
00:09:29.460 --> 00:09:40.920 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Um, and, and, you know, owning my own business being my own boss. So as a freelancer. That was the law of that too is like, oh, I don't have to like punch a clock on, you know, you realize as a freelancer you work for everybody.
00:09:41.370 --> 00:09:43.350 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, just work for everybody that calls you.
00:09:43.620 --> 00:09:52.590 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And it's funny, as a business owner, you realize like, once you get to the top. It just pulls back down and now you just answer to all your employees and customers. So like, yeah, you're the boss, you know, you get to wear this shirt.
00:09:52.830 --> 00:09:57.240 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But you you have exponentially more bosses and if you got a few kids well then you got to be more
00:09:58.890 --> 00:09:59.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So,
00:10:00.480 --> 00:10:04.590 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But yeah, they both had you know that that same kind of Poland attraction to me.
00:10:04.920 --> 00:10:18.150 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The restaurant industry is significantly more volatile. You know, it's just like a crazy, crazy environment at all times where music, not necessarily music can be bobble but there are definitely times of like calm and you just creative and
00:10:18.420 --> 00:10:29.520 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And it's, it's not the same like five o'clock hit every day, necessarily, where like the restaurant. It's like every evening every weekend for sure just expect like utter chaos, be prepared for it.
00:10:29.940 --> 00:10:41.940 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And and that that I'll rope that into my, you know, the response to the bigger question is how you know getting getting through all this. That's just like the restaurant training. It's just like chaos every day.
00:10:42.150 --> 00:10:43.770 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So that's one thing that really helped me
00:10:43.980 --> 00:10:52.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So as I was, you know, in my like in my 20s, even I was like man this is too much chaos I want I want something that's that's a little bit
00:10:53.100 --> 00:11:01.800 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: more creative. And so I pursued the music degree at the time getting a Masters was the, you know, especially this is like the late 90s, there were the the
00:11:02.910 --> 00:11:09.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: idea was to get a masters degree so you can teach allegedly. That's what I wanted to do. I was a grad assistant in my my master's degree.
00:11:10.200 --> 00:11:20.250 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And I really enjoyed that. But, but there were no jobs, really. And then when I was finishing my masters, they were like really should get your PhD and I was like really you're just trying to suck money out of my
00:11:20.670 --> 00:11:28.500 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: My, my life. So I just kind of finally aborted that and and supported myself the whole time in the restaurant industry. And then once I got out.
00:11:28.890 --> 00:11:36.840 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Especially once I moved to New York. I made a conscious decision to not pursue the freelance career. I did plenty of freelancing here, but I did it on the side.
00:11:37.140 --> 00:11:48.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I specifically once we moved here in 2005 said I want to, I want to kill it and the New York City hospitality industry and and that's what I set out to do. And I was 13 years ago and I'm still here.
00:11:49.500 --> 00:11:49.800 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yep.
00:11:50.190 --> 00:11:51.600 Eric Sarver, Esq.: It hasn't killed just adding
00:11:51.930 --> 00:11:53.040 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, exactly.
00:11:53.670 --> 00:12:04.230 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, it's interesting. Jeremiah in terms of the creativity part because so you know how I practice with women in business line as such a lot of restaurants as clients and I have definitely seen that
00:12:04.800 --> 00:12:12.120 Eric Sarver, Esq.: A lot of the people I that I've had clients are artists, whether they're musicians when they're painted with a in a band on the side.
00:12:12.420 --> 00:12:20.820 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You mentioned the percussion, you know, playing the drums and percussion instruments and it's an opinion. I've also seen the industry attract folks who like
00:12:21.240 --> 00:12:28.770 Eric Sarver, Esq.: A sense of order of completion of almost like a task oriented where they know they're going to have these customers. They know they're going to have service, they're going to
00:12:29.130 --> 00:12:39.750 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Make these dishes or oversee the making these dishes. They're going to add up the receipt to the end of the night and and then place to be cleaned and so I can see how it attracts the different personality types.
00:12:40.560 --> 00:12:46.680 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And maybe that's a way. I think we've always had a little bit of live since August, you know, since I first met you and I noticed you know on social media.
00:12:48.030 --> 00:12:52.080 Eric Sarver, Esq.: In terms of being in law as an employment law attorney. There's always
00:12:53.310 --> 00:13:01.620 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Especially when you're litigation, you have to sort of expected expectant expected that the emergency. Now the fires and clients, but when I think what I hear you saying is that you have the
00:13:02.130 --> 00:13:10.260 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Sort of the combination of the creativity and there's there's definitely not. It's definitely not boring so you don't like you're not really a fan of
00:13:10.770 --> 00:13:21.180 Eric Sarver, Esq.: boredom and you like a bit of the cannabis almost becomes, in a way, if it's chaos is the norm. It's almost like if you get an extension or is it truly chaos. If it's always
00:13:21.570 --> 00:13:30.840 Eric Sarver, Esq.: But I do, I do actually think that's very interesting to note, because in this pandemic only think about it, you know, the way this all started out, I mean,
00:13:31.230 --> 00:13:42.870 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I remember my wife and my and I and my son, we were on vacation. The very first week in March, you know, so, so we made a conscious effort from the day before we left until that we just to
00:13:43.290 --> 00:13:56.970 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Do a news blackout. We think you know what these is often you know jazzed up and sometimes depressing and it's outrageous. So, so when we go on vacation. We like just to a blackout. We don't do Facebook much and
00:13:57.510 --> 00:14:04.440 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Oh, I know we notice how many things we're closing up. This is right before everything shut down the coven and of course you know we knew about code you heard about it but
00:14:04.740 --> 00:14:21.570 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Now is really, we got back and all sudden life is flipped upside down for for us. And I'm sure for you as a restaurant owner, I'm sure. For many people, you know, watching tonight listening tonight, where they are home with their kids are homeschooling trying to run a business on a restaurant.
00:14:22.740 --> 00:14:29.310 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And I know we have a commercial break coming up shortly. But the one thing I'm curious to know is, you know, did
00:14:29.820 --> 00:14:45.720 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Did your. It sounds like your training chaos man kind of prepared you for the cassa. Okay. Everything is now upside down, right. We're all now we're home everything shut down when we're a mass me, you know, the grocery stores are major right and I think it could be your basic necessities.
00:14:46.890 --> 00:14:55.650 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And I would. I'm curious to hear how you and your, your team, you know, respond in terms of. I know we have to take commercial break in just a moment. So
00:14:56.520 --> 00:15:01.320 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I think maybe we'll come back. Yeah, we can talk a little bit about that and maybe share some other things that
00:15:02.010 --> 00:15:09.360 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What you found what were some of the challenges, even though you've got that could jive when it comes to chaos that good you
00:15:09.630 --> 00:15:15.750 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Know that that can put compatibility with it. What were some well there was a moment. Maybe when you were kind of getting a little
00:15:16.110 --> 00:15:23.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Worried in the soul. You know, like, what did you draw upon liked it. Was it a pivot of your business model. Was it a, you know, drawing on your
00:15:24.090 --> 00:15:33.270 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Resources from certain practices, you know, whether they're like jujitsu or spiritual so maybe when we come back we can get into a little bit of that and
00:15:34.050 --> 00:15:46.740 Eric Sarver, Esq.: On that note, folks, we'll take a break. Stick around, you're listening listening to employment law today. My name is Eric somber host and my special guest tonight is Jeremiah Fox della restaurant. Be right back.
00:15:50.730 --> 00:15:51.960 Eric Sarver, Esq.: at WWW.
00:18:00.150 --> 00:18:08.310 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Welcome back everyone America Sava here to employment law today with my guests. Jeremiah Fox Jeremiah. It's funny, I was going to segue into some questions about
00:18:08.670 --> 00:18:17.970 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Some of the challenges of the pandemic, how they hit and how you reacted. But then I realized that one thing I may have skipped in our intro with you is just to ask you.
00:18:18.300 --> 00:18:29.190 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You talked about what drew you into the hospitality industry and the parallel between music and and hospitality in terms of creativity and things moving in.
00:18:29.730 --> 00:18:40.920 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Chaos, but all in the, the lack of boredom, but I also realized that you've got the delish shirt for the restaurant. And I thought maybe I'd asked you if you could share a little bit about your restaurant, you know, what was your
00:18:42.120 --> 00:18:48.090 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What are some of the main dishes, you know, and what was your draw to owning breeding.
00:18:49.350 --> 00:18:54.840 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To take it's like buying a boat, you know, what do they say about a boat. It's just like myself no money out the window.
00:18:55.920 --> 00:19:05.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So della it's again it's on Prospect Avenue and wizard Harris, which is a id like little neighborhood in Brooklyn. It's an old village literally
00:19:06.000 --> 00:19:12.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: That it's sandwiched between Greenwood Cemetery and Prospect Park, which are to 500 acre green spaces. So it's just, you know,
00:19:13.230 --> 00:19:19.650 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Kind of hidden and unknown unless you're you know you've been around forever or you just happen to live here. Um, and
00:19:20.040 --> 00:19:25.650 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was the neighborhood was largely under service in terms of small business, especially when we moved here 15 years ago.
00:19:26.010 --> 00:19:34.950 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know we live right on the commercial artery in the in the neighborhood and out of 25 commercial spaces, maybe six or seven were occupied
00:19:35.220 --> 00:19:44.010 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: There was a lot of graffiti covered gates that were just down you know all the time. And so slowly landlords started to offer them off and local started to take interest in them.
00:19:44.280 --> 00:19:54.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And my partners and I were, we were on the forefront of that and definitely a major contributor to like they'll kind of business revival around here and it's crazy even, even during this time.
00:19:55.080 --> 00:20:01.560 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I'd say occupancy is at like 95% now. I think there's one vacant space, even though some some businesses.
00:20:01.890 --> 00:20:10.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Have closed since March, they've been they've been reoccupied since then and ones that shuttered temporarily were able to get back open and some just stayed open
00:20:10.980 --> 00:20:19.980 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So it's a great little spot is is you know a great community to open a business like this and there wasn't anything like this and we so my partner's opened
00:20:20.580 --> 00:20:27.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The wine store that we have, which ones are wine group manages. It's called juice box little playful name.
00:20:28.170 --> 00:20:36.210 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Right next to the park here. We opened that in 2007 so we had all this time, kind of as a demographic study and just listen to what the community.
00:20:37.050 --> 00:20:42.480 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, said they were interested in the two things that stood out were Italian food because there wasn't really an Italian restaurant.
00:20:42.780 --> 00:20:48.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And something with a full bar. So that's what we really set out to do and just kind of catered our experience with my rest my
00:20:49.140 --> 00:20:56.790 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I'm sorry my partners have a lot of experience in hospitality and restaurants as well. One was a food critic one manage some of the craziest restaurants in in the city.
00:20:57.330 --> 00:21:09.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Over the years, and we just kind of pooled our resources and came up with della which is largely an Italian menu we make our own pasta, which is a huge draw. We have a very craft cocktail menu.
00:21:10.320 --> 00:21:18.600 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Part of which is called the 718 menu which is the area code for Brooklyn and Queens and I made that a design that menu with a bunch of locally.
00:21:19.320 --> 00:21:26.040 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Own distillers which also has seen a revival since like 2010 there was a tax law adjusted that allowed
00:21:26.400 --> 00:21:32.010 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: For farm licenses. So this revival of distillation kind of coincided with my interest in cocktail, making
00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:37.380 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I was very good friends with a lot of them. And we came up with a bunch of crazy cocktails together. So we have a signature cocktail.
00:21:37.650 --> 00:21:46.230 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: List. We have a very unique kind of pasta fresh pasta menu and some other fun things that we draw from, you know, other parts of the Mediterranean and even
00:21:46.560 --> 00:21:54.360 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Even into Morocco and the Middle East for our menu, but it's just a creative fun, you know, if I could give you a tour of the place inside I would
00:21:55.050 --> 00:22:04.680 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Unique layout. That was what we really wanted to to do and that really taps into that creative aspect where you know it's Italian, but we don't have chicken Parmesan, and
00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:13.950 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know Alfredo. We do, we do a Docker I do with fresh proper de la Winstead about Putin ESCA we do like a baby octopus with pen shot.
00:22:14.310 --> 00:22:22.290 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And spicy tomato sauce and you know we just really shake things up a little bit and like to turn it on its side and you know you certainly like
00:22:22.890 --> 00:22:30.090 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: alienate some customers that way you get a little niche and there's certain people that there's like, I'm not interested in that, but then you find the ones that do enjoy it.
00:22:30.360 --> 00:22:37.050 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And you really just like camera that nail with with those folks and and we've been here for we're coming up on five years next month so
00:22:37.470 --> 00:22:44.550 Eric Sarver, Esq.: No great yeah I think when you have a niche like that and then have many. I think you take a risk, certainly is the risk of other
00:22:45.120 --> 00:22:51.960 Eric Sarver, Esq.: People that are just coming for your staple like chicken apartments. WE GET YOU NOT GOING TO might not show up with a mother to match up. And I'd be pleasantly surprised.
00:22:52.290 --> 00:22:56.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: But certainly, you have that. But then I think that people you do find
00:22:56.970 --> 00:23:04.470 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Once you find them. They're pretty hooked. You know, I know that. Yeah. So nice live in New York City's living there beside and lives in Australia queens for a while before then.
00:23:04.800 --> 00:23:10.140 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And my birthday is that always look for a Thai restaurant or Greek restaurant or something that was different than
00:23:10.530 --> 00:23:23.970 Eric Sarver, Esq.: The places I tend to gravitate towards were the ones that were Italian and but then when you got there. It was like you described, like there's a, you know, different. It's not your standard and tie and there's some Mediterranean, there's some top as involved as well. So
00:23:24.990 --> 00:23:33.270 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Well, graduations on coming up on five years in the name della is that is that named after one of you, especially in this special person in your life or
00:23:33.480 --> 00:23:34.260 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Just yes
00:23:34.290 --> 00:23:39.000 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: That is the name that no, it's, it's funny. It sounds Italian. It's a little Jewish girl actually
00:23:40.080 --> 00:23:51.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: My, my business partners. There are a couple they they had a third child. There's 10 years between their second and third, and so it was unexpected, and it was
00:23:52.620 --> 00:23:59.790 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The. It was not long after we signed the lease here. Actually, when we signed the lease. There was no talk of a of a third child and then all the sudden
00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:08.310 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: She was like, Oh, I'm pregnant. And I was like, whoa. So the restaurant, you know the the construction was delayed because we were the contractors for the for the build out
00:24:08.670 --> 00:24:14.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And DOM. And we had a different business identity from a previous we did a pop up about 10 years ago.
00:24:14.730 --> 00:24:23.790 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Um, and we we were using the same LLC and we were going to use that same business identity. And then, you know, we had time to think about it and and we just decided to go with that. It was just like a
00:24:24.120 --> 00:24:33.060 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: fresh take on things, you know, della was it she gave us something else to focus on in life, and then it gave the business, a new identity to and and
00:24:33.390 --> 00:24:47.160 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: That was the whole idea is servicing the people of this neighborhood to families of this area and and to name it after you know one of our own children was really special to us and really just that, that became the identity and gave us something to focus on
00:24:48.420 --> 00:24:48.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And he's
00:24:48.900 --> 00:24:50.100 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Italian. So it's kind of cool.
00:24:51.270 --> 00:24:59.160 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yeah, they can add to the heart and soul of, you know, you going to feel that you know what you're saying reminds me of a funny story from a colleague of mine.
00:24:59.580 --> 00:25:06.570 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I told me he named the business after on his to children's names combined. And he was driving his son at the time.
00:25:06.870 --> 00:25:18.120 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I think his son is now like 27 was maybe like five time or maybe six years old and he told us on, you know, part of the name. Your name is in this business as a commercial real estate.
00:25:18.510 --> 00:25:24.720 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Property Management Company, so maybe not quite as can be a little more nine to five that are more a suit and tie, which, you know,
00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:33.780 Eric Sarver, Esq.: But, um, so he told his son and name this important to you and a son was, you know, pause and, you know, said to him, well, Daddy, I think I should get some of the prophets.
00:25:33.810 --> 00:25:35.460 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, you gotta be careful.
00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:45.030 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What I promise, any extra described so he felt a mixture of reacting one hand the thought, hey, I'm raising a, you know, very sharp kid here. On the other hand, you thought you know like what
00:25:45.690 --> 00:25:47.700 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Seems a little give me the Shakedown, man.
00:25:47.820 --> 00:25:48.840 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yeah, exactly.
00:25:48.840 --> 00:25:54.330 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Exactly, you know, and when we're talking about this because some people might be listening and then shooting into employment law today where
00:25:54.690 --> 00:26:00.720 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Often I talk about employment issues. And like I said, I mentioned I have guests to talk about, you know, employee relations each or but
00:26:01.500 --> 00:26:09.420 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I realized that, and that's helpful helpful people. But if you're out there listening and you have employees and you have issues, you know, you
00:26:09.900 --> 00:26:15.120 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And you're hearing about, you know, these messages of, you know, to keep calm and carry on and
00:26:15.540 --> 00:26:25.320 Eric Sarver, Esq.: But if you're not seeing that by other people. It's easier thing to get into a defeatist mindset, you know, to feel that you know it's it's all doom and gloom and
00:26:25.620 --> 00:26:31.980 Eric Sarver, Esq.: That we the restaurants can be industry to be dead. So I guess I wanted to ask you, you know, for those listening.
00:26:32.280 --> 00:26:39.360 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Because one of my goals was to have you on at here experience, not so people would compare themselves and say, Oh, man. Why am I
00:26:39.750 --> 00:26:43.950 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Doing so poorly, but so they can say, you know, hey, here's a regular guy, you know, just like me, you know,
00:26:44.580 --> 00:26:51.540 Eric Sarver, Esq.: He's, he's got, you know, down to earth and he got the different businesses and he may have some hard times during the pandemic, but
00:26:51.840 --> 00:26:59.490 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, here's how he you know approached it so I was kind of my segue. I thought maybe in your next next topic. Next question. Jeremiah
00:27:00.060 --> 00:27:09.570 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yeah. When empathetic first hit or even at some points in the middle where the anytime that you found he got very emotional most challenging aspects that anytime is winning not really refer you
00:27:10.650 --> 00:27:12.600 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: If you don't mind my asking 90% Oh, not at all.
00:27:12.810 --> 00:27:21.450 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, definitely. I mean that that I wouldn't say the first week, but definitely by the second or third week when things really getting crazy. I mean,
00:27:22.050 --> 00:27:31.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was tricky between the wine store and here because they had not yet identified what was going to be considered essential and they were saying
00:27:31.770 --> 00:27:34.740 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know all non essential businesses were going to have to close.
00:27:35.130 --> 00:27:45.090 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And I have friends that work in like crazy government agencies like emergency response and stuff like that. And they're telling me, Don't worry, they'll never shut the restaurant down that will never shut it down.
00:27:45.330 --> 00:27:49.830 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And I was like, Okay, that's great. What about the liquor store and they're like that. I'm not so sure about, you know,
00:27:50.280 --> 00:27:57.990 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And we have. We also have friends with the state liquor authority. So we're talking to them. And they're like, they're not gonna they're wearing the three tier system. They're not going to shut down the liquor store and
00:27:58.710 --> 00:28:06.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was just like that last moment, up until we really heard whether an I think it was maybe it was like the week of the 20th
00:28:07.560 --> 00:28:12.570 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Of march 20 that was that was definitely like a hairy week and then I remember specifically on the 20th
00:28:12.900 --> 00:28:18.570 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I had, you know, we had sales tax for DO FOR THE RESTAURANT THAT DAY, THERE WAS A NUMBER OF THE BIG, BIG bills.
00:28:18.840 --> 00:28:30.510 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I like I had just enough money to do that. And I was thinking, Man, if I just need one more solid weekend before you know and then we can make adjustments and then they shut down a nurse down. I was like, Damn, I'm not kidding last weekend.
00:28:30.810 --> 00:28:32.970 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I don't know. 20th at like 430
00:28:33.180 --> 00:28:39.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Cuomo said you can you can delay your sales tax, with no penalty. And I was like, cool. I'm going to sit on that mine. Thank you, you know,
00:28:40.140 --> 00:28:46.710 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Um, but yeah, that those first week that first week or two. There was definitely like a Thursday or Friday, where I just went home and sat down and now there's just like
00:28:47.100 --> 00:28:51.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: What's going to happen. And then we realized, you know what, we had to work with. And then we just set to work.
00:28:52.020 --> 00:28:59.640 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then, not a big issue. I'd say a couple weeks ago there was a point where I was just tired. I haven't had a day off since February. I've worked every day.
00:28:59.970 --> 00:29:05.550 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Every afternoon every evening. I've been at my restaurant absolutely every night. I've just had my hands on the machine every day.
00:29:05.910 --> 00:29:11.190 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And you know that wears on you, over time, and it was definitely a time. A couple weeks ago where I was just like,
00:29:11.550 --> 00:29:19.020 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I think I'd like to burn it all at this point. I think I just want to take a gas can, and burn it all until insurance money, you know, like I got a couple friends that do bad things like that.
00:29:19.680 --> 00:29:21.540 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Just like, who can I call the record, folks. He's kidding.
00:29:23.970 --> 00:29:25.260 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Don't recommend your dream is
00:29:27.150 --> 00:29:27.330 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Its
00:29:27.630 --> 00:29:27.930 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Own thing.
00:29:29.310 --> 00:29:29.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Um,
00:29:29.970 --> 00:29:32.490 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah. But otherwise, the rest of it, you know.
00:29:33.630 --> 00:29:46.050 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was it was again being in the restaurant industry, you're, you're pretty used to like getting smacked around the rest of it almost seemed like normal business just with an abnormal face.
00:29:48.690 --> 00:29:54.750 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I can, I can see that would be tough. See, I mean the the unknown. The waiting to know if you'd be open and closed or not. And, you know,
00:29:55.080 --> 00:30:05.610 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Often in a crisis. People say that the early parts are when the adrenaline pumping and people going in there. They're ready to rock and roll. And they either fight or flight mode and they just dive in.
00:30:05.910 --> 00:30:08.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I mean, when this all started you know I rolled up my sleeves and started you know
00:30:09.090 --> 00:30:16.350 Eric Sarver, Esq.: remapping my networking online change some workshops. I had proposed to virtual webinars and presentations and such and
00:30:16.650 --> 00:30:21.690 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And I think sometimes the hardest part also in the middle, because in the beginning of a crisis, you can
00:30:22.050 --> 00:30:31.050 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, sort of firing all cylinders. And then, of course, if there's an end in sight. You can see the end. And I think we're sort of in the middle. And I think a lot of us didn't know how
00:30:31.650 --> 00:30:32.040 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To be
00:30:32.460 --> 00:30:37.080 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And, you know, we've got a commercial break your mind when we come back, but to hear more about
00:30:37.830 --> 00:30:50.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Your in that spot, say, have some challenges. What, what kind of like kicked in for you. You know what, what, maybe was going through your mind. What, what did you draw on wasn't, you know, the support of your partners, was that, you know, your family.
00:30:51.750 --> 00:30:57.870 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Because I think it's an important note, let's say, for those listening who don't have that thrill around chaos.
00:30:58.770 --> 00:31:09.030 Eric Sarver, Esq.: That, you know, you seem comfortable with and for those that are a little bit more risk averse. And so we actually are already on our second commercial break. Time flies. We haven't fun you
00:31:09.030 --> 00:31:09.210 Know,
00:31:10.440 --> 00:31:21.780 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So folks that are listening. We're gonna come back with some some more practical and operational tips and talk about the interview sources that we can all draw upon as business owners during these challenging times so
00:31:22.950 --> 00:31:29.460 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Eric solver with Jeremiah Fox here on employment law today and talk to NYC stick around. Be right back.
00:33:55.980 --> 00:34:03.300 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Back to employment law today here on talk radio NYC. I'm your host Erick sober cured my guest tonight. Jeremiah Fox.
00:34:03.900 --> 00:34:18.720 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Owner of della restaurant general manager of Windsor terrorists food. I'm sorry, went to wine group and juice box up and host of the entrepreneur web here on this station target your NYC on Fridays at noon, Jeremiah, welcome back. Good to have you on the show.
00:34:19.170 --> 00:34:20.280 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Thank you. Thank you. My pleasure.
00:34:20.610 --> 00:34:25.740 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yeah, yeah. So really hearing some interesting stuff here. Do you know talking about your journey. Some of the
00:34:26.040 --> 00:34:32.280 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Some of the the sort of like breaking a sweat moments that I think all of us have had run this pandemic that I think includes
00:34:32.640 --> 00:34:40.320 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Private practice tourney like myself and goods restaurant owners maybe brick and mortar stores and I think it also includes employees and places to
00:34:40.590 --> 00:34:47.430 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, it's funny. We were talking earlier. And you were saying how you know you were your own boss your answer to yourself and then you realize, over time, that
00:34:47.820 --> 00:34:51.390 Eric Sarver, Esq.: This is probably something I think a lot of our listeners can identify with. If you own a business.
00:34:51.900 --> 00:34:57.750 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You answer to your customers, your employees state liquor authority, the regulations and rules out there.
00:34:58.560 --> 00:35:09.510 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know I'm as an attorney my own practice since 2001 and I also relish being a boss and being in charge of everything, but at times it can be a lot of stress and pressure because
00:35:09.930 --> 00:35:18.720 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You're in charge of everything. So I asked my clients I answer to charge or mediator in Court or arbitrator. So, so it's definitely interesting to see how that
00:35:19.110 --> 00:35:23.340 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Dynamic play that I think a lot of business owners out there. And again, our show.
00:35:24.270 --> 00:35:30.570 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Really is anyone's listening. If you have an interest in employment law, but I think that in for small business owners out there and
00:35:30.990 --> 00:35:37.830 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Listening. They want guidance on employment law issues they want guidance on other matters. And they also want to know how
00:35:38.250 --> 00:35:43.140 Eric Sarver, Esq.: People are doing it. So, you know, what's your secret how you and so it's interesting you talked about
00:35:43.560 --> 00:35:51.480 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Dependent first and how you push through. And you're you know you're busy. You still working. Are you open guys have thriving. And I'm just wondering you know about
00:35:52.350 --> 00:36:05.070 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I guess one issue is how do you keep your, your workforce or staff motivated, you know, because you're, you're, I can tell you're an energetic guy and I can kind of relate to that, you know, it was, it was pretty energized as well. People that know me.
00:36:06.210 --> 00:36:08.820 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I say energized, they'll say hyper but I'll say energized.
00:36:10.230 --> 00:36:22.080 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Wherever euphemism. But, you know, how do you motivate your let's say like your, your staff and your managers, you know that work on to you when you know they're out there and some of them are feeling the burn out of coven 19
00:36:22.860 --> 00:36:29.970 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, I mean, you know, both positivity and negativity are contagious. Um, and I learned, you know, really.
00:36:30.480 --> 00:36:35.940 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Early on, but I'd say the last five years, some of the lessons I've gotten have really focused on that.
00:36:36.210 --> 00:36:44.940 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And how to motivate your staff and and you do it as, you know, through leadership and like, there's the one you know great quote, like if you want to be a leader, don't tell everybody to pick up the rope.
00:36:45.240 --> 00:36:49.020 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Pick up the rope and show them like do it with them be the example.
00:36:49.710 --> 00:36:56.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So that's what I really focused on and it's always been that way. I remember at one point, my partner's. I don't know. There's one night where I got just like
00:36:57.720 --> 00:37:07.050 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I was just like, sick of things. This is going back years you're not even not even this time, you know, and they're like oh no of Jeremiah's getting negative. Something must be wrong, you know, and it was funny because
00:37:07.530 --> 00:37:13.830 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: They had already cashed in their chips that but for me it was a call to like be better. And I was like, Okay, let me just splashing water on my face.
00:37:14.070 --> 00:37:21.120 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And get myself together and I realized like, that's really what P value. People get from me around the you know the the staff and everything is like
00:37:21.540 --> 00:37:27.090 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, I know a lot about business and I make good suggestions and so on. But that that's all just like, you know, a commodity.
00:37:27.300 --> 00:37:33.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was really like my ability to be positive and motivated. So I really, I really have focused on that. A lot of the last few years and it
00:37:34.200 --> 00:37:41.280 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Paid big dividends right now where Scott that left still will call me and say, man, things are crazy in my life.
00:37:42.060 --> 00:37:53.580 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I mean, I just need a little, a little positive juice. I know you got it. And then the ones that have stayed just every day. They're like, if you're if you're okay with it. I'm okay with it. And I think that was a that was a big factor.
00:37:53.940 --> 00:37:57.270 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: In in our, our success lately is just no matter what I mean.
00:37:57.600 --> 00:38:03.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Now the city agencies are coming in hard and inspecting and requirements are higher, especially for us because we're right near
00:38:04.020 --> 00:38:11.130 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, the, the whole hot, hot, hot about excuse me hotspot business, you know, over the last few weeks, like borough Park and and Midwood are both neighboring
00:38:12.000 --> 00:38:18.420 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know neighboring neighborhoods to us, bordering neighborhoods and they came into into Windsor terrorists hard
00:38:18.750 --> 00:38:33.180 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And so it was just like, one more facet. One more, you know, obstacle, we have to deal with and adjustment, we have to make. And I just smile and they're like, okay, and I'm like, just smile. Just smile. Nod your head, we do our best. You know, and we adjusted problems as they come in.
00:38:34.500 --> 00:38:40.410 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I think that's really important lesson for today. You know, I mean, there are many takeaways from from talking to you tonight, and I appreciate it. I think that
00:38:40.800 --> 00:38:48.000 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, one thing I'd want listeners tonight. Our guests or audience, people who are own businesses to know is that
00:38:48.870 --> 00:38:59.550 Eric Sarver, Esq.: The, the example you said it's almost like in your home, you know, for your family have children, you know that you know a few models are behavior response and negative pick up on that and children will tend to
00:38:59.970 --> 00:39:06.570 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, there's an expression and some beings can be caught as much as taught. So I think that you know positivity is contagious and though.
00:39:07.950 --> 00:39:14.910 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, not everything is contagious is badly coven 18 contagious bad, you know, but then positivity really does spread so
00:39:15.240 --> 00:39:22.380 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Interesting. You know, because I mean I talked to people all the time, whether they're on the show, or whether they're just, you know, colleagues, networking and
00:39:22.680 --> 00:39:27.390 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Can we talk about advice for business owners about, you know, approaching your business with
00:39:27.960 --> 00:39:34.710 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Different cash revenue models and have a stripped down some your expenses and how do you, you know, save cash flow and talk about
00:39:35.280 --> 00:39:43.590 Eric Sarver, Esq.: employee relations from a corporate industrial psychologist point of view. But you know what I hear you saying it kind of comes back to a very basic. You know, it's just, you know,
00:39:44.490 --> 00:39:56.910 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You people are looking to you for leadership and, you know, if you, you know, are in there and staying positive and and of course you're letting your employees, I think. See, you know, see you and your is a real person.
00:39:57.420 --> 00:40:08.790 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Whether it's you know i mean everyone's now stressful time just one night, especially things, whatever. And I think it's just important but that's it. That's really good tip you know for people to take away that if you're
00:40:09.750 --> 00:40:14.130 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Around your employees around your workers, you know, you can send out stay positive.
00:40:15.000 --> 00:40:26.910 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I've always found that when he helps me stay positive around people is, if I can just hear what's going on in their life, and maybe in a force that they want me to read. Not going to be interested but
00:40:27.300 --> 00:40:37.140 Eric Sarver, Esq.: To kind of weigh in with some maybe some some feedback or guidance. If it's requested, then it kind of gets me out of my head worrying about whatever I'm worried about so
00:40:37.830 --> 00:40:43.560 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I imagine that maybe if you with Dell, if you've got other interests that you are helping people with, like, I know you're
00:40:44.370 --> 00:41:01.230 Eric Sarver, Esq.: A teacher and a martial arts instructor. Do you find that you're having other other entrepreneurial and other businesses and interest helps you in this time of pen have covered a team because you're able, are you able to take lessons from one and apply them to the business.
00:41:01.530 --> 00:41:13.680 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: One 100%. I mean, more than anything, you asked a couple times in the show, I'd say my training in martial arts and particularly in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu arm those lessons have service me
00:41:14.460 --> 00:41:24.240 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So much over the years and and definitely those lessons become even more valuable lately and some of the big ones are just like, you know, get comfortable being uncomfortable.
00:41:24.960 --> 00:41:32.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It's a, it's a marathon, not a sprint and these are things that business owners need to really like, you know, adopt all the time. Anyways, I
00:41:32.430 --> 00:41:33.570 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, I feel like a lot of
00:41:33.600 --> 00:41:34.860 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: People were were
00:41:36.720 --> 00:41:47.010 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Taking the easy road mentally over the last few years, and that, you know, you always have to be ready to battle, like if you're if you're especially if you're small business like you
00:41:47.010 --> 00:41:55.590 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Just don't ever get comfortable, don't ever think like, oh, you know, the sales. I have today are going to be the sales. I have next year or two years or five years like it's a long, long battle.
00:41:55.860 --> 00:42:02.040 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And it's a long, you know, it's a long journey and you just have to be prepared, you know, to protect yourself. Along the way, because it can come
00:42:02.280 --> 00:42:10.380 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: In many different forms. I mean, I never expected it to show up the way it did, but I take the last three years, I've been prepared for a certain level of
00:42:10.740 --> 00:42:20.190 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, catastrophic kind of blow out just I kind of, I don't know, I just sensed it and I was training and teaching martial arts on a daily basis. And it was just like, really getting the
00:42:20.520 --> 00:42:24.840 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The, the SOS sharp and so when this happened. I just really plug those those
00:42:25.380 --> 00:42:37.170 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Those values in and then unfortunately, you know, schools are closed. Right now, we're not able to, we're not able to train. But we've stayed in communication those lessons are there I've got hundreds of emails with
00:42:37.800 --> 00:42:43.980 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, the message of the week and things like that. And I fall back on that constantly just as a source of inspiration.
00:42:44.850 --> 00:42:53.910 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And yeah, it's, it's when you do that every day. It makes this easier. I mean, what I sent this out on Twitter. Earlier today, like it's so funny that we're talking about it. It just came to my mind.
00:42:54.240 --> 00:42:54.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know that
00:42:54.870 --> 00:43:01.140 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: We were always taught the mind has a negative bias. So it's, it's even harder work.
00:43:01.350 --> 00:43:03.450 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To be positive, to have that positive mindset.
00:43:03.690 --> 00:43:13.650 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But it's like a muscle, it's just like it gets stronger with repetition and if you just do it a little bit every day, over time, all of a sudden you're like wow I have these like strong muscles you didn't
00:43:14.010 --> 00:43:16.200 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: See your daily progress, but all of a sudden you're like, Whoa.
00:43:16.560 --> 00:43:19.530 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I'm pretty ripped bro, and that's that's positivity is the same way.
00:43:19.710 --> 00:43:23.280 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I those values are the same way. So it's just something that we kind of hammered every day.
00:43:23.520 --> 00:43:26.700 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And it's been just a huge resource for me through all of this.
00:43:27.720 --> 00:43:45.000 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I think it's a really good point. I mean, it's something I really here. And, you know, can I think as you're talking about this made me think about my own experiences in life. And first off, the thing about being prepared for cash avec events, you know, I mean as an employment lawyer. I know.
00:43:47.160 --> 00:43:49.620 Eric Sarver, Esq.: They get that's probably where all the investigation or
00:43:49.890 --> 00:43:52.020 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, was he served upon them and so
00:43:53.550 --> 00:43:56.490 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I can definitely what Jeremiah is saying it's definitely something to be
00:43:56.790 --> 00:44:06.450 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And it is a balance, right, because you've got to be ready for bad things to happen and repaired and hardworking, but also not so hyper vigilant.
00:44:06.810 --> 00:44:13.830 Eric Sarver, Esq.: To sense that you become paranoid and burnt out and just completely always looking over your shoulder. But I hear you kind of striking a balance because if you have
00:44:14.160 --> 00:44:28.410 Eric Sarver, Esq.: optimism and positivity thrown in with the realization that, you know, this is all in permanent. I mean, yeah, eight, nine months ago. If I ask someone to let you know, hey, you're ready to go. They look at me like I'm crazy or even you
00:44:28.470 --> 00:44:36.840 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Know meeting a meeting and saying, Okay, I'm gonna mute everyone now, you know, just some of the things were like so that you don't have to look for those to be prepared for
00:44:37.980 --> 00:44:47.280 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I think it's also a great lesson for people listening to be inspired to say, hey, we will get through this, you know, it'd be the only way through it is through it and that lesson about
00:44:47.580 --> 00:44:55.860 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And this is great stuff to you. I'm so glad to have guests like yourself, and I mean this who are, you know, I have my expert guests who are talking about, you know, things like terms of
00:44:56.580 --> 00:45:06.450 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Certain services and certain dynamics and certain methodologies of correlations, but you know it all kind of boil it down to keeping it simple right you know its simplicity and
00:45:06.780 --> 00:45:20.730 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, setting a positive example being prepared being as I think you said just might be good for folks to remember if you want to get through this pandemic as a business owner get comfortable being uncomfortable. And that's something that Buddhists, we talked about all the time.
00:45:20.760 --> 00:45:22.140 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The middle way right
00:45:22.230 --> 00:45:24.990 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, it's a meditation is not always super happy.
00:45:25.980 --> 00:45:28.590 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know, it can be. But it goes to be
00:45:29.640 --> 00:45:32.430 Eric Sarver, Esq.: The I'm observing it by my chest feels tight.
00:45:32.700 --> 00:45:37.980 Eric Sarver, Esq.: And five minutes or 10 minutes feels like an hour and a half, you know, speaking of time we have a
00:45:38.370 --> 00:45:52.590 Eric Sarver, Esq.: First week coming up. So, um, we're just talking to Jeremiah Fox again restaurant tour entrepreneur and host of the entrepreneur web. So stick around, folks, America, our employment law today here on talk radio NYC. We'll be right back.
00:45:54.180 --> 00:45:57.540 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You're listening to talk radio and my see
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00:48:13.080 --> 00:48:20.850 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Welcome back to employment law today. I'm Eric Sabra your host and also a an employment law business law attorney with the law says Americans on over.
00:48:21.240 --> 00:48:31.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Here with Jeremiah Fox Jeremiah, it's funny. We heard your commercial on the break, because it's a great segue. I wanted to ask you if you know you can talk a little bit more about
00:48:31.710 --> 00:48:39.630 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You talked about some of your motivation. What drives you you talked about some of the Brazilians the resources you draw upon with lesson. Some jujitsu and
00:48:39.900 --> 00:48:47.040 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Talked about modeling positivity for your employees as a great way to keep your business going through these tough times, can you
00:48:47.850 --> 00:48:59.790 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Tell us a bit more share with us about the entrepreneur web and curious how that came about. And also, may I know the subs that maybe you can tell some of our guests about the substance of the show and
00:48:59.790 --> 00:49:09.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah. Yes, sir. So it's, it's funny, I, I ended up hosting a show because I was a guest on Jeff Goodman show a little more than a year ago.
00:49:10.350 --> 00:49:14.490 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I'm rediscovering New York, which is also on talk radio about him. I see great show about
00:49:14.820 --> 00:49:22.710 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It's like a virtual tour of neighborhoods and they were doing was a terrorist that particular week and you got my information, I came on the show. And at the end, Sam was like
00:49:23.280 --> 00:49:28.380 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Have you ever thought about hosting a show and I was like, No, I'm then he was like, you should think about it. And so we talked, and here we are, by
00:49:29.160 --> 00:49:38.670 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Very interesting point is that this show, you know, seminar talked at length about it before I went live. And it was about highlighting
00:49:39.180 --> 00:49:47.790 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Not only the, you know, like the successes of being an entrepreneur, but really it's in the, you know, in the commercial like
00:49:48.180 --> 00:49:55.980 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The nuances. You know the right up talks about, you know, the, the trials and tribulations of being a small business owner and an entrepreneur. So not just like
00:49:56.280 --> 00:50:04.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Oh yeah, I'm an entrepreneur, man. I'm making stacks. I got a car and a boat. You know, it's like, what, what's it really like on the ground level because that's where I'm at.
00:50:04.620 --> 00:50:13.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I'm boots in the street, still, you know, I've got I'm working into some digital and and consultation kind of businesses, but I've been boots in the street for so long. And it's like,
00:50:13.440 --> 00:50:18.990 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Down here on the real ground on the playing field, it gets tough sometimes. So, this show is about
00:50:19.260 --> 00:50:29.550 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Celebrating the successes, but also all of my guests that I bring on from all different industries. I don't care what what your background is, I want you to come on, I want you to talk about, you know,
00:50:30.000 --> 00:50:40.020 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You being just like an average person like everybody else and building this business. What are some things to look out for. What are some things to double down on that really you know will make things easier but like
00:50:40.230 --> 00:50:50.430 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I always want that Jim of, like, watch out for this because this will get you and I've had, I've had some guys drop some really great information. So it's about that. It's just about being informative. Also, I'd like it to be entertaining.
00:50:50.850 --> 00:51:01.260 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But but informative in terms of like if somebody's listening that works a day job, and that is, like, I want to get out of this. I want to be my own boss, I have this passion. I want to do this thing.
00:51:02.070 --> 00:51:07.230 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Here's a show about a guy. He's a contractor. He started out doing you know investment finance.
00:51:07.530 --> 00:51:16.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And he's got his own contracting business. I would love to do that. So you listen to that show and hopefully you get some, you know, some good background on like what works, what to look out for.
00:51:17.010 --> 00:51:23.850 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And just, you know, some laughs Maybe as well. Along the way, because you have to laugh. If you can't laugh. Boy, this gets tough real quick.
00:51:24.240 --> 00:51:33.210 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yeah, for sure. Absolutely. And in any field of a field and then your organization, pardon me, you'd have to definitely have a sense of humor in a row with things.
00:51:33.270 --> 00:51:33.930 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Yeah yeah
00:51:35.910 --> 00:51:42.360 Eric Sarver, Esq.: I think, you know, that whole basis there, you know, hearing you talk about your show and you show preceded the pandemic my right or
00:51:42.390 --> 00:51:47.220 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, yeah, it was we started in September of 2019
00:51:47.610 --> 00:51:58.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then it was like it was, you know, it was kind of cute. Up until March I would bring people on, you know, a lot of times it was friends of mine that had their own business, because I was cutting my teeth as a host to with no background in it at all. So,
00:51:58.860 --> 00:52:03.120 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: People on I knew I could have like a long conversation with and if I fumbled they would pick the ball up
00:52:03.630 --> 00:52:12.210 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So, you know, it still worked out. But then, but then things took a very interesting twist in in March and in mid March. My first show
00:52:12.870 --> 00:52:24.540 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Virtually I had the, the owner of the restaurant across the street from Della. We were both sitting in our own dining rooms we zoomed in and we talked about like the reality of this and what it means and how
00:52:25.530 --> 00:52:32.520 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Not thinking and competitive terms but supportive terms is what's going to have us both open at the end of this as a model.
00:52:32.760 --> 00:52:38.850 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: For other restaurant owners and other neighborhoods and communities where they're scratching their head to saying what what's going on.
00:52:39.120 --> 00:52:45.300 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And and and since then this show has really taken a strong turn in that direction, having guests like yourself on
00:52:45.630 --> 00:52:58.770 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: specifically talking about like this is you know what it's like to start a law practice. But right now we're getting some gems from Eric on how do you deal with employee and business, you know,
00:53:00.000 --> 00:53:12.210 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Litigation or legislation in these times, like we have we have some new things to think about. So there's there's been a little hyper focus lately, which has been great, you know, and it gave me some direction. I've spent a lot of time talking, especially with
00:53:13.140 --> 00:53:23.910 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: With Dojo owners, you know, martial arts instructors physical therapist, things of that nature, because I'm really into fitness and and that whole scene and they've had just, I mean they've had a harder time, I think, then
00:53:24.480 --> 00:53:36.870 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Then restaurants have, um, so to bring people on like that to hopefully that's another industry. I want to see thriving at the end of this, you know, because people are going to need it because that habits have been developed.
00:53:37.800 --> 00:53:41.160 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Throughout this period, whether it's exercising and eating right
00:53:41.340 --> 00:53:42.090 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Exercising less
00:53:42.120 --> 00:53:44.550 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Eating different things and more things drinking more and
00:53:44.760 --> 00:53:57.570 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, and gyms have been closed for the most part. So people are going to need that support when it comes out and those guys need to be able to have a steady practice so that they're at least as good when they reopen as they were when they close if not better.
00:53:58.050 --> 00:54:10.470 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But to be there to really support the people in their community. So it's been it's been it's it's worked out for me in that regard. And I, you know, I've stayed on top of it and and i think it's been a good resource for people
00:54:10.950 --> 00:54:18.330 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Hmm, you know that that story you told about sitting, you know, dining room across the you know the other owner right discussing things and realizing that
00:54:18.930 --> 00:54:28.380 Eric Sarver, Esq.: While inferior, you might be competitors out there, and in some in some regards, or but even if you view business as a competitive.
00:54:29.070 --> 00:54:38.910 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Operator industry right you know restaurants that say, or even you know attorneys. We have many people practice employment law. I mean, I always like to joke that you know
00:54:39.360 --> 00:54:42.600 Eric Sarver, Esq.: There's so many lawyers in New York City alone at least before the epidemic that
00:54:42.840 --> 00:54:51.030 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know you can throw a rock and hit at least five and some people do that as a hobby for sport. So they throw rocks lawyers. So, you know, but but this idea of that.
00:54:51.390 --> 00:54:57.600 Eric Sarver, Esq.: This idea that we are actually, you know, stronger, like when we, you know, pull resources together. Yeah. And the idea that
00:54:57.930 --> 00:55:05.700 Eric Sarver, Esq.: What you talked about on your show. But what I'm hearing, you're saying, you know, the end result, but also the success story, the hard work that goes into it.
00:55:06.150 --> 00:55:16.380 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Knowing that we need to draw upon each other and support one another. I wonder if that's another lesson for tonight people listening as to how to get his pandemic, you know, not
00:55:16.740 --> 00:55:25.170 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Not so much right to see our neighbors and i by neighbors. I mean, our fellow business owners as a another threat, but to see them as
00:55:25.560 --> 00:55:32.190 Eric Sarver, Esq.: You know someone in the same boat. Someone that we can share with you know that the it's like you look at life as
00:55:32.850 --> 00:55:44.490 Eric Sarver, Esq.: A sort of a pizza pie, where there's limited number of slices and I've got a grand mine or do you look at a different perspective where, you know, there's not that you know there's like there's not that scarcity mentality. So
00:55:45.510 --> 00:55:55.410 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Really interesting to hear about the entrepreneur web, you know, I know we've only got a couple minutes to ramp up and want to give you a chance, just to share whatever you'd like. You know, could be, you know,
00:55:56.430 --> 00:56:09.990 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Funny story about your favorites, you know, isn't entering the banana. It could be just information about della restaurant where we should go if you want to say you stop in and visit. Can you tell us a little bit more about what trains not Meteor and what the hours are is that, sure.
00:56:09.990 --> 00:56:16.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, sure. So we're on the we're at the fort Hamilton stop on the F and G and Brooklyn. Again, it's on Prospect Avenue.
00:56:16.800 --> 00:56:23.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Della is 1238 Prospect Avenue, the juice boxes 1289 Prospect Avenue. If you love
00:56:23.730 --> 00:56:31.530 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Industry all day. Like I said, I'm boots in the street. I'm always out every day. I don't take days off Christmas Day, everything will be closed down. I'll get a day off, then
00:56:31.860 --> 00:56:37.170 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Um, but yeah, I love to hang and talk shop. If you're ever in the area, even just come by and say hi.
00:56:37.440 --> 00:56:46.590 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: There's a it's even on our website on della if you ever want to find Jeremiah just stand on the corner of prospect and he'll emerge and i will i like come out of a either like the basement of a building.
00:56:47.220 --> 00:56:56.460 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: swing down off of a rope and yeah I'm always out and I'm always game for for some good conversation della is open five to nine every night.
00:56:57.270 --> 00:57:04.890 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then the wine store is open 12 to nine every day. I'm the radio show is every Friday at noon live
00:57:05.460 --> 00:57:19.200 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: We're also, it's also on YouTube on Spotify, on Apple podcast. Oh, major streaming platforms and you can find me. I'm all over the place, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tick Tock, I'm killing it on Tick tock lately with
00:57:20.730 --> 00:57:33.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yeah, I do. I do like workout in jujitsu tutorials on Tick tock rushing it lately. My just like gone through the roof. It's funny. My kids are like, Dad, you got more likes to me you got more followers than
00:57:33.690 --> 00:57:37.140 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Me and it's it's about hard work, but it's also like the niche.
00:57:37.170 --> 00:57:39.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, I found the nation. I ran with it. So yeah. Yep.
00:57:40.740 --> 00:57:44.490 Eric Sarver, Esq.: So it's all about, you know, finding that niche having that having some fun along the way, too.
00:57:44.940 --> 00:57:54.360 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Well, it looks like we've got to come to an end. But I want again everyone heard how to find Jeremiah and how to find this show the entrepreneur web on Fridays at noon.
00:57:54.750 --> 00:58:03.630 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Jeremiah, it's pleasure having you. Thanks for coming on the show tonight. Next week, my guest will be Tricia Tate. She's an outsourced CFO and also very involved in
00:58:04.320 --> 00:58:21.570 Eric Sarver, Esq.: Female minority owned businesses and empowerment and also very inspirational. So I'm Eric savoured I'm here every Tuesday night from 5pm to 6pm eastern standard time here on talk radio am YC tune in next week and everyone have a safe night healthy night and thanks for watching.