To fundraise or not, that is the question in this episode. Angela walks through the decision making process around whether Clinnect should go after institutional money or to bootstrap. Listen to find out what she decided.
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Produced by Jonathan Bowers and Angela Hapke
Music by Andrew Codeman (CC BY 3.0)
[00:00:00]Angela: it's a cute chair. Not a ergonomic chair.
[00:00:04] Jonathan: Oh, ergonomics. I, so I've come to the conclusion that money should not be spared on shoes, mattresses and chairs.
[00:00:18] Angela: I'm with you on shoes and mattresses... chairs, I'm not sold.
[00:00:26]Jonathan: we have, their, their retail is like $1,200. The chairs at the office. Yeah. They don't, I don't get them for retail. I
[00:00:35] Angela: I would
[00:00:37] Jonathan: know, but still they're like 400 bucks, $450 for the chairs.
[00:00:41] Angela: expensive.
[00:00:43] Jonathan: They're pretty pricey, but they are there. They're very, very comfortable.
[00:00:47]I needed something where the, The, the arms could move up and down. Cause I like that that's important to me. And then it's just like a proper arrogance and you can pick and choose the color.
[00:00:57] So I've got orange back
[00:00:59] Angela: Oh, and a blue bottom
[00:01:01] Jonathan: I believe seat and it works pretty good. And then, and then I have an in, at a furniture supply company and she said, no, don't those ones are good, but these ones are way better. And the
[00:01:11] Angela: like $20 more.
[00:01:13] Jonathan: Yeah, her price was a little bit more. And now we've got all sorts of colours.
[00:01:15] So Paige's is yellow and gray and mine is red and gray. Yeah.
[00:01:20] Angela: Okay, you guys
[00:01:22] Jonathan: I like, I just, it here's a pet peeve of mine, corporate gear that is all black, like hoodies, all black hoodies, like, and then just, here's the standard chair. It's gotta be black. Why can't people have a little bit of expression. So we pick the chairs that are, uh, uh, uh, let us pick the fabric,
[00:01:44]Angela: That's cool.
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[00:01:54] Jonathan: And I'm Jonathan Bowers and I've started Zach in daycare. Yeah.
[00:02:03] Angela: How are you feeling? How's Julie feeling?
[00:02:06] Jonathan: Uh, it's pretty scary. We were just doing transition. So every, every day, this week I'm going with him for an hour and being with
[00:02:15] Angela: Yep.
[00:02:16] Jonathan: week, just gets gradually, uh, longer. And I'm, I'm not
[00:02:20] Angela: And then you
[00:02:21] Jonathan: And then we start on the, the first, uh, that, uh, the eighth or whatever that first day in September is.
[00:02:28] Oh, it's scary. It's scary. And, and then, then yesterday
[00:02:37] we get a call. Okay. So one of the other, uh, families, has to self isolate. This may have been in contact with COVID and I was like, okay, well, this is the new reality, I
[00:02:47] Angela: This is your new reality. This is a hard moment in life in an especially hard time. Oh,
[00:02:55]Jonathan: He's doing quite well. He, we went the first day. He cried when we went in there. So one of the, one of the strange things that we've noticed about the pandemic and our, trying to follow the rules, so we don't go anywhere, but like, we don't go into buildings, we don't go places and we don't take Zach
[00:03:13] Angela: of course. Yeah.
[00:03:15] Jonathan: And so I can't remember where we went once and he was really afraid to go inside a door. He, he looked at this new space and he didn't want to go inside. And we thought, Oh, this is, this is cause he's deconditioned to going places. And then kind of the same thing at, at
[00:03:29] Angela: Oh,...