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Pru Chapman is the Founder + Head Hustler at Owners Collective, a dedicated digital community and global online resource hub for early-stage entrepreneurs. Pru gets giddy supporting business owners to create meaningful, sustainable + profitable business. She loves nothing more than bulletproof coffee, her pooch Maverick, and an empty mountain hiking trail.

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Paul Jarvis
Company of One

Episode 37

Company of One | Paul Jarvis on why staying small is the next BIG thing

Paul Jarvis is a writer, designer, and currently teaches popular online courses, hosts several podcasts and develops small but mighty software solutions.

To say that his book Company of One is a refreshing approach to business is an understatement.  Contrary to the game of ‘more is better’ that we’ve been fed about business for years, this book by Paul Jarvis encourages us to question growth for growth’s sake.  

 For far too long the narrative of business ebing that we need more revenue, more profit, more staff, more products has gone unquestioned. And we’ve failed to give enough attention given to whether growth is actually the right thing for our specific business, for the planet, and for our overall happiness.

Paul explains that by staying small, we can actually have the freedom to pursue more – a more meaningful life, one that looks both inside and outside of business.

So settle into a comfy spot and enjoy this podcast – it’s about keeping things simple and living a more rounded and joyful life.

I think the reason why most of us start businesses in the first place is because we want to be in control of what we hold as valuable in our lives.

Paul Jarvis, Company of One

Company of One | Paul Jarvis


Mentioned in conversation…

  • Paul’s journey to becoming a Company of One and the advantages of staying small and nimble

  • Paul explains how for many businesses there comes a point where they have enough, and then we have to questions whether the growth is really serving them

  • He discusses how to get clear on the lifestyle that you want, and then what we need to do to make decisions that support that vision.

  • We touch on this unique time of COVID and how this impacts our businesses

  • Paul talks about how he personally keeps things simple, his metrics for success and feeling good


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