Published On: 09/14/2023Categories: Blog, draft, Podcast, Small Business Series - Blessing or Curse?, Videos
Is Owning a Business a Blessing or a Curse? John Kerek, Kerek Industries


In this episode, host Wayne Lawrence dives deep into business ownership with John Kerek of Kerek Industries, a provider of precision-made parts located in Mayfield Villiage, OH. Is owning a business a blessing or a curse? John shares his journey from growing up in the family business to navigating today’s business challenges. Discover how he adapted to labor shortages, the difference between robots and cobots, his grandfather’s L.U.C.K, and advice on working smart, not just hard. Plus, get a glimpse into John’s personal life and love for golf, bourbon, and nature. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, this conversation offers valuable insights and a touch of humor. Don’t forget to like, comment, and share!

🎙️ About this Podcast Series

If you run a small business or ever thought about opening a business, this podcast is for you! In this series, host Wayne Lawrence, Chairman of the CuyEast Board and owner of Weiss Movers, talks with local small business owners who open up about the most rewarding part of owning their business and the most significant challenges they’ve faced. He dives into the question of “Is owning your own business a blessing or a curse?” uncovering the inspiring tales of perseverance, innovation, and resilience that have shaped our local business landscape. His guests will share their insights, strategies for success, and valuable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you are a seasoned business owner or contemplating taking that leap, these episodes will offer you invaluable wisdom and inspiration.

🎬 The Cuyahoga East Chamber of Commerce brings this podcast to you as a part of their Small Business Series. To view all episodes in this series and more, click here.

😳 If you own a small business and are interested in being a podcast guest, visit

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Special thanks to Wayne Lawrence, Chairman of the CuyEast Board and owner of Weiss Movers, for hosting today’s talk:

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