Michael Pan is the founder of Pan’s Mushroom Jerky. When Michael was traveling throughout Malaysia visiting extended family he was offered a rich, savory snack that he thought was pork-based. He discovered that it was a family recipe featuring shiitake mushrooms, and the idea for Pan’s Mushroom Jerky was born. 

 

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [0:40] Jeremy welcomes his guest, Michael Pan. 
  • [2:10] What led Michael to create Mushroom Jerky? 
  • [4:00] Michael talks about the production process. 
  • [5:00] Proud moments and challenges faced. 

In this episode…

Where do you go to get in touch with your creative side? What do you need to do to quite all the noise and just focus on your thoughts and your plans for your business? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator, Michael Pan. In his conversation with Jeremy, Michael opens up about his trip to Malaysia, what led him to start his business, challenges they’ve faced along the way, plans for the next stage in the business’s growth, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Michael’s story! 

Sometimes the best ideas come when you take the time to disconnect with the digital world, and you seek to get back to what really matters – family. While on a trip to visit family in Malaysia, Michael Pan got the idea to take a delicious family recipe and bring it to the masses. Everyone’s story is going to be a little bit different, but the principles are something that everyone can learn from. Don’t let your hard work grind you down into nothing – take time to disconnect. You never know what could be waiting for you on the other side of a sabbatical or creative retreat.  

Do you have confidence that your product or service can make a real difference in the lives of men and women to become your customers? What is the story that your brand uses to help people understand what you are all about? Riding the trend of plant-based healthy snacks – Michael and his team are hard at work, bringing healthy snacks to the public. Don’t let the market tell your product’s story – get out there and make sure you are driving the narrative! What can you learn from Michael’s story? 

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