Today in The Prosperity Perspective, listen to Liam Leonard and his guest, Bryan Clayton, as they talk about investing and the story behind how he built a million-dollar brand from pulling a business out of his high school job of lawn mowing. As a successful entrepreneur and investor, Bryan comes clear with the misconception he finds common among the majority of starting entrepreneurs. For him, when gearing towards starting a business, going big in your first shot isn't always what works.
3 Key Takeaways:
Building a $20M revenue/year business from mowing lawns
How Bryan pays himself 10% from investments
The misconception of entrepreneurs when getting started
About Bryan Clayton:
Bryan Clayton is 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.
Before starting GreenPal, Bryan Clayton founded Peachtree Inc., one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee, growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa Holdings in 2013.
Bryan's interest and expertise are related to entrepreneurialism, small business growth, marketing, and bootstrapping businesses from zero revenue to profitability and exit.
[2:30] When Bryan discovered he was a True Entrepreneur...in his teens
[5:15] Bryan's strategic process on where to invest his money first
[13:20] The truth behind those "overnight successes" that seem to appear out of nowhere
[14:45] Bryan's origin story with The Richest Man in Babylon and its effect on his would-be business approach
[19:58] The key nuance for creating cash inflow streams in a business with long-term, more aggressive play
[26:13] "Poking Back at Life:" what at motivates Bryan to get out of bed every morning
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