Small Business, Big Growth

An Entrepreneurial Journey (Tatsuya "Tats" Nakagawa)

August 27, 2020 Episode 20
Small Business, Big Growth
An Entrepreneurial Journey (Tatsuya "Tats" Nakagawa)
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Small Business, Big Growth
An Entrepreneurial Journey (Tatsuya "Tats" Nakagawa)
Aug 27, 2020 Episode 20

Tatsuya "Tats" Nakagawa is the Co-Founder/COO of a roof coating manufacturing company called Castagra where they help contractors and commercial property owners solve difficult roof (tar & gravel) coating challenges.

Over the years Tats has helped launch hundreds of products and co-authored the book Overcoming Inventoritis: The Silent Killer of Innovation (Forward by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple).


Top Takeaways:

  • Put yourself out there and challenge yourself to not settle for mediocrity
  • Having a well rounded team that will keep you focused on your goals is essential to the growth of your business
  • Setting maintainable goals is the key to achieving long-term goals


[00:30] Intro of Tats

[05:40] Building a company from scratch

[09:30] Positioning yourself for opportunities

[12:30]How to maintain momentum as a company

[19:18]Understanding changes in the market

[23:39]Building an amazing team

[36:06]The art of delegation

[39:04]The importance of personal health in business

[44:32]Setting goals that are maintainable

Connect:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tatsuya/
https://www.castagra.com

Show Notes

Tatsuya "Tats" Nakagawa is the Co-Founder/COO of a roof coating manufacturing company called Castagra where they help contractors and commercial property owners solve difficult roof (tar & gravel) coating challenges.

Over the years Tats has helped launch hundreds of products and co-authored the book Overcoming Inventoritis: The Silent Killer of Innovation (Forward by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple).


Top Takeaways:

  • Put yourself out there and challenge yourself to not settle for mediocrity
  • Having a well rounded team that will keep you focused on your goals is essential to the growth of your business
  • Setting maintainable goals is the key to achieving long-term goals


[00:30] Intro of Tats

[05:40] Building a company from scratch

[09:30] Positioning yourself for opportunities

[12:30]How to maintain momentum as a company

[19:18]Understanding changes in the market

[23:39]Building an amazing team

[36:06]The art of delegation

[39:04]The importance of personal health in business

[44:32]Setting goals that are maintainable

Connect:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tatsuya/
https://www.castagra.com