SOS #3: A Business Fueled by Baseball and Beer with Kris Dehnert
On this very special episode of Spin It On Sports, we get an inside look into one of the most innovative businesses out there: Dugout Mugs. They are taking baseball bats and turning them into high-quality beer mugs, shot glasses and wine glasses.
Today we’re talking with marketing expert and CEO of Dugout Mugs, Kris Dehnert. Kris knew his business partner Randall Thompson had created something special when he made beer mugs out of baseball bats. So after years of owning his own media group, Kris joined Randall and they created the company, Dugout Mugs. The mugs they created are now showcased by some of the most prestigious people, players and organizations in the baseball industry.
Today, Kris talks about the challenges he faced early on with the company. He shares how his love for his job has impacted his life for the better. And he talks about the value of respecting other's time, which can really make or break your business.
Time to learn how to hit it out of the park with your business on this episode of Spin It!
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00:00 - Introduction
02:18 - Kris’ Entrepreneurial Roots
10:05 - The Rise of Dugout Mugs
14:26 - Vetting out Weaknesses
19:53 - What Traits Stand Out to Kris
22:02 - How Kris Overcomes Differences
26:47 - Kris’ Near-Death Experience
32:43 - How We Can Create Passion for Our Lives
38:06 - How Kris Measures His Success
40:48 - Dugout Challenges and Solutions
49:28 - Kris’ Biggest Obstacle Turned Opportunity
Mentioned In The Episode:
Dugout Mugs- https://dugoutmugs.com/
Kris’ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisdehnert/
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