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Hook, Line, And Accelerators: Startup Success With David Lord, From Guidesly


In this episode of the Latitude Podcast, we’re joined by David Lord and Taylor Lord from Guidesly, who are part of our new Y9 cohort. From their roots in the industry to their integration into the Buffalo community, David and Taylor share valuable insights and exciting plans for the future. Tune in to learn how Guidesly is changing the game for outdoor enthusiasts and guides alike.

Introducing Guidesley

David Lord, founder of Guidesly, brings a wealth of experience to the table, having started his first company in the 90’s, eventually growing to over $150 million in just four years.

Guidesly, as Taylor Lord describes, is a software platform designed to empower guides in outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, and snow sports. It’s a comprehensive solution that handles everything from website building to booking management, allowing guides to focus on what they do best.

The Importance of Community and Feedback

At the heart of Guidesly’s mission is a deep connection to the guiding community. David and Taylor emphasize the importance of understanding the needs of guides and providing them with the tools to thrive. Through constant communication and feedback, Guidesly ensures that its platform evolves to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Integration into the Buffalo Community

Since joining 43North’s Y9 cohort, Guidesly has been embraced by the Buffalo community with open arms. David and Taylor highlight the genuine support they’ve received, not just from investors and organizations but from everyday people eager to see local businesses succeed.

Empowering Women in Business

Taylor reflects on the growing importance of female leadership in business. She discusses her own journey into leadership roles and the significance of creating safe spaces for women to voice their ideas and concerns.

Looking Ahead with Guidesley

Exciting developments are on the horizon for Guidesly, including plans for a guide conference in Buffalo and the launch of innovative AI projects aimed at simplifying the guiding experience. With a strong focus on community, innovation, and empowerment, Guidesly is poised to make a lasting impact in the outdoor guiding industry.

Whether you’re a guide looking to enhance your business or an outdoor enthusiast seeking your next adventure, Guidesly has something for everyone.

Connect with Guidesly
LinkedIn: Guidesly
LinkedIn: David Lord
LinkedIn: Taylor Lord

Guidesly Website 





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