143: Leadership and mindfulness with Dan Price, nationally recognized entrepreneur

In this episode we’re talking with Dan Price, who founded Gravity Payments when he was just 19 years old and has worked hard to maintain his mission of helping hard-working small business owners stay competitive against larger corporations by making credit card processing transparent, fair, and easy. Today, nearly 20,000 independent businesses across all 50 states trust Gravity as their processor.

Dan captured national attention in 2015 when he decided to raise the company’s minimum salary to $70,000 a year. Although he’s been criticized for what some consider his radical policies on pay and equality, Dan believes businesses have enormous power to promote social good, regardless of what industry they’re in, by serving communities instead of shareholders and putting people over profits. We get into great conversation about being a leader within your team, mindfulness in the workplace and the importance of story-telling when it comes to growing our businesses.