Leaders Of Tomorrow Podcast

255 | Michael Sutton | Opportunities Are Everywhere For Those Who Look

November 9, 2021

It's well known that great businesses often grow out of underserved industries or sectors with little competition. The barbecue cleaning business was one such area, as today's guest discovered.

 

In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris chats with Michael Sutton, a young entrepreneur that saw an opportunity when his parents had a poor (and expensive) experience having their barbecue cleaned.

 

You'll discover how Michael's research revealed that there was little to no competition in his area for BBQ cleaning services, and those that did exist were either too expensive or unwilling to even provide a quote.

 

You'll learn why having a partner to share ideas with, especially in the early days of a business, can be an extremely valuable resource.

 

You'll discover how Michael and his partner developed their roles as they went along, working out their strengths and weaknesses and then focusing their efforts in the areas where they excelled.

 

You'll also learn some of the challenges BBQ Boys faced when they decided to shift from an employee business model to an independent contractor model.

 

Join Chris and Michael as they explore the factors that led to his growing business, and what this young entrepreneur has planned for the future.

 

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • How Michael's BBQ Boys business began when his parents had a bad experience getting their barbecue cleaned.
  • The value of having a partner to share ideas with, especially in the early days of a business.
  • How he and his partner developed their roles as they went along, working out strengths and weaknesses.
  • The challenges that came with shifting from an employee business model to an independent contractor model.
  • And so much more...

 

 

Resources:

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