Chad Peda is the CEO and founder of The Entrepreneurs Collaborative, and brings to the table over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience.
Chad’s love of business began when he was just 12 years old, when he took on the task of truly understanding and trading baseball cards. He learned everything needed to succeed, including studying all the players, knowing the ins and outs of the game, and the strategy that lies beneath it all. What started as a hobby, led Chad down a road of entrepreneurial discovery.
By the time Chad Peda was 15 years old, he opened his own retail store selling various handmade leather goods that he himself crafted, and marketing them alongside other merchandise to ultimately move overall sales forward. Even at a young age, Chad recognized the need to take action at the right time in order to succeed at his business. This was just the beginning of what led to dozens of retail stores across the midwest and Eastern US.
If you ask Chad what the keys of success are for entrepreneurs, he would tell you hard work, determination, perseverance, and stubbornness. With over 30 years of experience in various entrepreneurial endeavors, you can certainly take his word for it. Chad believes the lessons you learn in business are never lost, they stay with you, ingrained into each new life and business endeavor.
Of course, the path of an entrepreneur can sometimes (almost always) be a bumpy one. Facing challenges and adversity in the field of business is just the name of the game when you have as much experience as Chad Peda does. This only further proves Chad’s drive and determination to overcome each adversity, and learn from it.
One of his key beliefs is “Do things the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons.” This is something Chad Peda has believed and embodied in his entrepreneurial and business endeavors.
Now, Chad has the ability to live his passion daily through supporting aspiring and active entrepreneurs through The Entrepreneurs Collaborative. Through his new project, Chad can provide the necessary resources and guidance needed to fellow entrepreneurs in order to help them achieve success in their business while creating an everlasting network.
The Entrepreneurs Collaborative is an innovative concept of support and collaboration for aspiring and active entrepreneurs. Given how much entrepreneurs must shoulder, support systems such as these are critical. Chad Peda has personally learned this lesson and hopes to pay it forward by helping younger generations follow in his footsteps. The goal is to connect mentors with entrepreneurs in need of support, creating lasting connections. This is an essential step in the entrepreneurial networking handbook, so don’t make the mistake of overlooking it.
Chad Peda is also the creative soul of Design Build Commercial Construction, which focuses on commercial, retail, and general construction markets to bring their unique skill sets to their valued customers. The company’s slogan is “Understanding YOUR business & construction needs FIRST,” which does a delightful job of explaining its priorities. This is in line with Chad Peda’s view on life. Overall, Design Build Commercial has over thirty-one years of experience in construction, retail, facility management, and property development.
The years have provided Chad Peda with a wealth of experience. In 2017, he was the Founder of Serenity Design Studio, which focused on cabinetry and custom furniture needs. He is still involved in this project. Likewise, he was once a business coach, which helped inspire his dream for The Entrepreneurs Collaborative. Before providing advice and support, Chad first cut his teeth with entrepreneurship, founding Process 1 Mortgage Corporation. He stayed involved with this project for over seven years before finally moving on.
One thing Chad Peda has learned over the years is to never underestimate younger generations. Chad believes that companies failing to account for Millennials and Gen Z will falter as these generations continue to grow, gain experience, and support companies relevant to their interests.
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