755: Bryan Clayton | Build Out A Great Team Around You


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Do you really know how to find people that are a good fit for your business and that can help you level up fast? Now, as the industry is changing and becoming more regulated, it's important for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and offer our customers and members the best possible experience. In today’s episode, we're talking with Brian Clayton, the CEO, and co-founder of GreenPal an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day. He has been working in the lawn care industry for 10 years now and has learned a lot about how to scale a business. Brian shares his experience and lessons learned from starting GreenPal and has some great advice for anyone who wants to start their own business. Listen and enjoy!

Key Highlights:

[00:01 - 10:24] Opening Segment

How Bryan started in the world of landscaping

Bryan’s experience taking the jump to hire the first person

Things Bryan would have done differently

[10:25 - 20:50] Learn From Practitioners of Other Marketplaces

How building software makes Bryan a better entrepreneur

Work in your business, on your business, and on yourself

The importance of finding experts in the field

[20:51 - 29:17] Build Out Your Team By Being Mario

If someone is giving you value in their free content, their paid content is probably pretty good

You need to be delegating tasks to the right people early on to make sure that the business can grow

Educate yourself in order to have the best chance of succeeding

[29:18 - 34:28] Closing Segment

Want to connect with Bryan Clayton? You can follow him on Instagram. Check out The GreenPal website: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/

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Resources Mentioned:

The E-Myth - Michael Gerber

Tweetable Quotes:

"You have to have a value proposition for your employees.“ - Bryan Clayton

"There’s a lot of stuff you can only learn just by doing it wrong." - Bryan Clayton

"My philosophy is you should be pretty horizontal and wide and pretty good at a lot of different things." - Bryan Clayton

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