#19 - The Wolf of Wrigley with Adam Feather
By Ricardo M Rodriguez & Matthew Mesick
On Episode #18 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Adam Feather - Founder & CEO of The Wolf of Wrigley. The Wolf of Wrigley is an apparel company specifically based in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago. Adam started the company 2 years ago in anticipation of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and his brand is now supported and worn by numerous Chicago celebrities and other successful business owners with some Cubs even wearing Wolf of Wrigley gear during their Championship Parade. The continued growth of his apparel line allowed him to launch an event planning business and with all the development taking place in Wrigleyville and boom in tourism, he saw a huge opportunity to help provide a fun, safe, and memorable experience of private events for both Chicagoans and out of towners. Adam is also very passionate about bettering the city of Chicago - he's involved in various Chicago Chambers of Commerce, attends several networking and social events, and donates his time and money helping the Chicago Police Department and Chicago's political arena.

On today’s episode we talk about, accountability and taking ownership of what happens to you, making the transition from 9 to 5 employee to business owner, and why willing to adapt and pivot as needed when starting a business is important.

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On this episode you will learn about:
- Who is Adam Feather and what the Wolf of Wrigley is all about
- Cubs winning the World Series
- Adam’s background as a Financial Advisor
- Where Adam got the idea of The Wolf of Wrigley
- Link: Sluggers Bar
- How Adam got The Wolf of Wrigley off the ground doing street sales and building his own displays
- How Adam got the idea to start an event planning business around The Wolf of Wrigley brand - Challenges and advice when starting an apparel line
- Hurdles Adam has experience in the event planning industry
- Accountability and taking ownership of what happens to you
- Celebrities that have worn The Wolf of Wrigley shirts
- How to set up an event with The Wolf of Wrigley
- How and why Adam made the leap from having a 9 to 5 job to starting his own business
Question round
- Why do you do what you do? What gets you through the tough times?
- What living or dead person, other than a family member, do you most admire?
- Staying positive and perseverance when being an entrepreneur
- Do you have a favorite failure, is there one that set you up for a future success?
- What is one thing that you find to be true that most people would disagree with?
- What was the worst piece of advice you ever got?
- If you had one piece of advice to someone starting out, what would it be?
- Pivoting in your businesses and adapt and make adjustment as needed
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