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Ep 011 Building a Multi Million Dollar Business w/ Schad VanLeeuwen

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Ep 011 Building a Multi Million Dollar Business w/ Schad VanLeeuwen

I've been blessed to meet so many wonderful people doing great things with their lives so far, and Schad VanLeeuwen is no different.  I grew up with Schad and he has always been a strong, powerful, honest, and successful person.

It's no surprise that he has take his current company, Speed Addicts, from a small operation in his parents garage into a multi million dollar business that has been nominated several times for the Ebay Shine Award; Ebay's award for best small business.

It has been an exciting and an honor to watch not only Schad's business grow, but also him as a person.  One of the principles I coach is be, do, and have.  Simply put, focus on who you need to be first, the things you need to do second, in order to get what you want to have.

Schad is truly a great entrepreneur and in this interview we talk about who he is, and what he's done in order to create an incredibly successful business.

By listening you will learn:

  • The story behind Speed Addicts
  • Challenges he faced growing his company and how he overcame them
  • Learn some key actions to take that can save you time, money, energy, and headaches
  • How to build a successful business culture for a small business and important tips on hiring people
  • How to create a work/life balance being an entrepreneur

Key Takeaways

  • In today's economy with companies like Ebay, the barriers to entry to start your own business are small.  YOU CAN DO IT!
  • Taking the next step can be scary but once you take the step, it creates accountability to step your game up and grow.
  • How to overcome the fear of scaling your business (applies to everything).
  • ASK FOR HELP!  Running your own business can put you on an island.  Talk to others and get help.
  • Mentors and coaching is extremely valuable for not only business, but for life.
  • Be aware of who you're hiring.  Set criteria and standards to save yourself time, money, and headaches.
  • Leave work at work and don't bring it into the home and affect your relationships.  Don't let your work results dictate your emotional state.
  • You don't have to work 12hr days to build a successful business.
  • Taking care of your body first will propel your energy and productivity through ought the day.
  • Make sure you're seeing progress in your goals or it can stifle your will to move forward completely.
  • Once you've done a critical assessment of what you want to create with your business, don't hold back, JUST JUMP!
  • In the end, TRUST YOURSELF!
  • When you're growing your business, joining a community of entrepreneurs or hiring a coach is the single most valuable thing you can do to create growth and prevent mistakes.

Resources

Contact

Schad VanLeeuwen

Schad@speedaddicts.com