Gino Wickman is the author of Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business and Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable… Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results. He is the founder of EOS Worldwide, a leadership team development company based in Livonia, Michigan aimed at the small business and entrepreneurial community. He developed the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method with tools that are used by almost 100,000 companies worldwide. In the past two decades, he has personally delivered over 1,900 full-day sessions with over 135 companies.

In this episode, we talked about entrepreneurship, systems, business growth…

Show notes

  • Introducing Gino Wickman. [2:03]
  • How Gino figured out how he fit into the business, and how he comes up with great ideas. [3:45]
  • What businesses should be thinking about right now, during the pandemic. [5:41]
  • Why you should “save your business first” during a crisis. [8:25]
  • More information on Gino’s book, Entrepreneurial Leap. [9:38]
  • Gino’s advice to technicians that are starting a business, and the kinds of mistakes they should avoid. [13:14]
  • How to handle negotiations on acquiring businesses that did not succeed, while still paying respect to the blood, sweat, and tears poured into building that business. [18:58]
  • The best advice for entrepreneurs who are having difficulty systemizing their business and avoiding being too hands-on. [20:55]
  • Why visionaries must always be counterbalanced by integrators. [26:23]
  • How to know if you’re really a visionary, an integrator, or neither. [31:01]
  • More information on Gino’s book, Traction. [33:07]
  • How to properly plan and execute strategies for business succession. [34:16]
  • What the next 10 years look like for Gino. [37:47]
  • The eight most common mistakes entrepreneurs make [39:20]
  • Why you should be aware of how much you’re really worth, and when you need to charge it up. [42:27]
  • Why it’s all about the bottom line, and the simple formula that should guide entrepreneurs. [45:00]
  • Gino’s three valuable “quick tips” that entrepreneurs can get a lot out of. [48:22]
  • Three books on Gino’s reading list. [50:30]
  • How to get more information about Gino. [52:14]
  • Gino’s most important piece of advice to home service business owners. [53:56]

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