Trent Dyrsmid is a serial entrepreneur who knows all there is to know about process. He hasn’t got this far by being a dreamer - he’s got to where he is today by understanding every last detail. His Flowster app is designed to help other businesses get to the same level, so we talked to him about how he has used the development of his own ventures as a template to help other businesses. Trent is a thoughtful and fascinating man: listen up folks!
See some of Trent’s top tips below:
** If you’re young and in business, make sure you have a mentor figure that can be your sounding board.
** Everything takes longer than you think and you’re always going to spend more money than you think getting there. Be patient!
** Document your processes! Make sure you are not a point of failure for your entire business.
** If you want cheap labour from overseas, you must put in the legwork beforehand to make sure you delegate properly.
** Be strong on the numbers from the beginning. You can define everything you do in numbers and set yourself attainable targets as you go.
** If you do marketing correctly, you’re building an asset.
In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:
** How Trent got out of the trap of the corporate treadmill
** The importance of mentorship
** How to make offshore workers deliver genuine value
** The difference between an employee mindset and a business owner’s mindset
** Is ‘failure’ really a thing?
** ‘Cost of acquisition’ explained
Resources mentioned in this episode:
** If you’re a business coach, business adviser or would like to become one, go to: https://maxmyprofit.com.au/business-exceleration.html
** Trent’s business growth site: http://www.brightideas.co
** Go to www.flowster.co and take advantage of an exclusive offer to BBF listeners. Trent has kindly made his SOP packs available for anyone who wants to transform their business process.
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Call to action:
Wise words from Trent to end with: “The best way to succeed in business is to be in business”.
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Until next time, have a profitable day!
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