Welcome to the first installment of The Common Quest, an event and podcast series about building a worthwhile business. In this first event, we are talking with Jake Eshelman of Side Project Skateboards about building a business you love while working full time. Hear about Jake's journey from building an old-school skateboard for himself to creating a business with a powerful identity that celebrates the joy of creative expression.
Come to hear about this “bootstrapped” path to building your business and find inspiration for your own journey. We will talk about what it takes to manage two “full-time jobs”, how to bootstrap your side hustle, and how to test and learn with minimum viable products.
Jake started Side Project Skateboards, a designer and manufacturer of handmade skateboards, longboards, cruiserboards, and accessories. Read more about Jake's story in Texas Monthly and hear his interview on Episode 1 of The Common Quest podcast.