The Small Business Safari

60: Crafting the Perfect Partnership | From Industry Competitors to Kings

Back for another episode of The Small Business Safari? DECK YEAH! This week, Chris and Alan sit down with the deck kings, Bryan Miller and John Gwaltney of Outback Deck!  A budding friendship and brutal hockey injury led industry competitors, Bryan and John to pursue a prosperous, but unexpected partnership. GOLD NUGGETS are flying left and right, don’t miss out on:

1. Relationship first, business second. The key to a successful partnership is to check your ego at the door! Take personality tests to better understand yourself and your partner. Putting the relationship first makes it easier to see the other person’s perspective in a disagreement.
2. Niches bring riches! Follow One Course Until Successful or F.O.C.U.S. is how John and Bryan stay on track to make sure they don’t lose sight of the niche services that work for them.
3. Key hires! Your teams needs to have control of the ship, and you need to feel comfortable with who is captaining your ship. Don’t be afraid to enlist a recruiter to find the key hire that transforms your business operations.

Navigating your own partnership? No clue where to begin? Need your deck worked on?
They don’t call these guys the “Deck Kings” for no reason!  Turn it UP!

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