Episode 62: Coping with COVID: How to Sustain a Business During Quarantine

Oliver SchlakeSpecial guest: Oliver Schlake, Clinical Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In today’s episode of Bootstrapped, we discuss running a business in a post-COVID world with Oliver Schlake, clinical professor at Maryland Smith. With years of academic and professional research under his belt, Schlake is a dictionary for all things entrepreneurship. We dive deep into the pressing questions of our time, including adapting a venture to our changing economy and planning ahead for life after quarantine. In our conversation, we learn how entrepreneurs can prioritize their business operations and optimize their time to sustain their business in an uncertain future. Join us as Schlake highlights the importance of resilience and capacity for agility in this highly requested Bootstrapped feature.


The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship produces Bootstrapped, a podcast featuring founders, investors and serial entrepreneurs. While the podcast covers many aspects of startup life, the heart of the show focuses on funding from both the founder and investor perspectives, thus the name Bootstrapped.