From mowing lawns to multi millionaire with Bryan Clayton
My guest today is a CEO and cofounder of GreenPal Bryan Clayton. GreenPal is 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.
I interviewed Bryan about his entrepreneur journey, starting as a lawn mower as a teenager and how we grown this in to a multimillion dollar franchise, almost losing it all when he was navigating through the 2008 financial crisis with $200,000 a week in payroll and no money in the bank
He is a passionate entrepreneur with keen interest in small business growth, marketing and bootstrapping businesses from zero revenue to profitability and exit.
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(00:00:16) - Introduction of Bryan Clayton
(00:01:05) - How did Bryan get in to business?
(00:04:37) - Great way to teach kids the relationship between money and work well done
(00:06:26) - The classic story of kid mowing lawns & making first dough
(00:08:33) - Like making money grow on trees
(00:12:25) - How Bryan navigated through the 2008 financial crisis.
(00:15:04) - If you're going to eat crap, don't nibble - How managing your costs better can help you be profitable again.
(00:19:04) - Keep your ducks in a row with sound finance management
(00:25:32) - How and why did Bryan build GreenPal?
(00:29:26) - Positive psychology is definitely required to get a business going from scratch
(00:30:27) - What Bryan wished he'd done earlier
(00:32:56) - Bryan's definition of entrepreneur
(00:36:16) - How much does Bryan invest in his personal development
(00:36:29) - You want to be a learn it all, not a know it all
(00:39:09) - Creating trip wires in your life to keep yourself disciplined.
(00:40:33) - Top 3 key take aways from today's interview