Entrepreneur Speaker Series presented by The DEC Network features local entrepreneurs who have turned ideas into successful ventures.
On Tuesday, April 13th, we welcomed guest speaker Isaiah Stanback to help us kickoff The DEC Network’s new Speaker Series. Isaiah is the founder of Steadfast Fitness & Performance and former player for the National Football League. In addition, he also serves on the entrepreneurship board for Coppell ISD and has been featured in Forbes Magazine for entrepreneurship.
During this event, we learned why Isaiah made the transition from professional football to entrepreneurship, and how he took his skills from one profession and made them applicable to his next career move. He goes in depth about how he started Steadfast Fitness & Performance and how this past year has shaped his business growth. We get to hear about the struggles he’s faced and continues to face, and the steps he is taking to overcome them.
When asked what his biggest advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is, he said to “take your time and do your research.” He discusses how it is important to analyze similar companies and know what they are doing in order to strategically place your own company. He also stresses how important it is to pay attention to how you respond to situations that are thrown at you, and how he tackles each situation thrown at him.
In case you missed this insightful event, you can watch it here.