Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tron Jordheim, Founder of Jordheim Consulting, located in Columbia, MO, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I provide consulting services and business services through several different entities and affiliations. Most of my business consulting clients are in the self-storage business, but certainly not all of them. My direct consumer customers do business with one of the self-storage or UPS Store locations I am involved with.
Tell us about yourself
My first business was a window washing service I started when I was in the sixth grade with a roll of paper towels and a can of window cleaner. I established a route of storefronts and small businesses along the business corridor near my home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I lost interest in it after a while because, you know, I was in the sixth grade.
I imagine if I stuck with it, I’d have built a window washing and property maintenance empire. My motivation is simple. I like my lifestyle, and I want it to continue. I’d like to continue to grow cash flow, equity, and investments. I want my family to build their business lives and careers around an enjoyable lifestyle they choose.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I feel happy and proud to grow diversified streams of income and to see my businesses and my associates grow and prosper.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Everything is hard. Everything is a pain in the neck. But solving problems, seeing profits grow, claiming little victories, watching your teams become cohesive and confident... these things make the pains worth it.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Learn to love nature. Being out in nature helps you clear your head, release your anxieties, calm your worries, and enjoy your life. Take time with your family and friends.
- Life is too short to miss chances to love your people. Learn to let work and business things roll off your back like water on a duck.
- As long as you are building a good business, growing a good team, and reaching your audiences, the rest is just dust and noise.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Take care of yourself. Take care of your partners and associates. Take care of your customers. Take care of your cash flow. Lots of things to take care of.
Where can people find you and your business?
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