Shahn Ellis got his professional start at age 27, putting up a thousand-dollar business and successfully growing it into a seven-figure subcontracting business. After enjoying this success, he sold his business and became a full-time consultant. With extensive experience at construction, entrepreneurship, and subcontracting, he guides businesses in the same industry toward maximizing their growth and achieving their goals, as both a consultant at Subcontractor Revolution and the host of The Blue Collar Businessman podcast.

In this episode, we talked about contractor subcontracting, entrepreneurship, construction management…

Show notes

  • Introducing Shahn Ellis. [0:56]
  • Who Shahn is, where he came from, his industry, and what he does today. [2:25]
  • Three of the best lessons Shahn has learned as a consultant. [12:01]
  • Where most industry professionals get stuck – and the one thing they don’t realize about business and competition. [19:15]
  • Why it’s important to have clarity on all the numbers involved in the business. [24:50]
  • How to apply Apple’s strategy for market domination. [29:55]
  • One big mistake that smaller companies make when managing their cash flow. [33:17]
  • How Shahn helped a client double their profit in less than 60 days. [34:50] 
  • Why you need to know how to value yourself. [39:50]
  • Shahn’s advice regarding doing the important tasks involved in your business that you don’t enjoy, and the importance of learning how to package your services. [42:25]
  • The common problem people go through when they’re getting consulting. [46:45]
  • Three great tips that would really help the listeners become better business owners and contractors or subcontractors. [51:10]
  • How to get more information about Shahn. [53:53]
  • Three books on Shahn’s reading list. [54:44]
  • Shahn’s most important piece of advice to home service business owners. [57:46]

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