Starting Young, Growing the Business, Continual Learning.
#TBT to Hard Way MBA by Jason Thomas podcast with David Singer.
Listen in as David Singer talks with Jason Thomas of the importance growing your business.
You started with Warehouse of Fixtures right out of college. Did you buy into the business right out of college?
- Started out of college. Continuation of what his grandfather did.
- Re-manufactured manikins, got into office furniture.
- Started selling furniture out of the old warehouse in the summer between graduating from college and headed to law school.
How’d you know you wanted to make that kind of commitment so young?
- Customers were asking him.
- There were some good players in the new/ used market but he saw that he was doing it better than most.
What’s it been like ‘growing up’ in business as the President/Owner?
- Made a ton of mistakes, still does.
- Budgets for mistakes.
- Read one biz book per month
This podcast is all about learning from the hustlers of the world. What piece of business advise would you give to the up and comers, the driven professionals? Something they can put to work today.
- Learn. Read books.
- Seek out entrepreneurs
- Find a mentor who will hold you accountable, outside the business.
- Ask for help.
- Look into E/O. it’s for business owners only who do $1M+ in rev. Have a program called accelerator that teaches the basics.
Reading right now:
- The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) (affiliate link) How to start your day and live your life.
- Re-reading The Ultimate Sales Machine (affiliate link)
- Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business (affiliate link) by Gino Wickman
will help with understanding finances of your company.
Please reach out to David and tell him what you’ve learned and will put into practice today. Of course, if you need office furniture, David is your man.
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