Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jim Kramell, Founder of Unlimited Tradesman, located in Leduc, AB, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Unlimited Tradesman offers professional advice, guidance, and actionable solutions to tradesmen and contractors. Whether you’re a tradesman looking to take the next step into a leadership role or a contractor looking to create better assets in the field, we are here to help.

Tell us about yourself

After a decade in the industry, I started mentoring and coaching tradesmen on-site. Helping tradesmen reach their potential was extremely fulfilling. I combined my industry experience with my knowledge of human psychology, personal development, and communications to create a product that helps tradesmen "skip the line" and advance their careers faster. I essentially took what I was doing in-person on-site and turned it into a digital course I could offer to more tradesmen.

What motivates me are the emails I get from young tradesmen who are excited to tell me they're getting more opportunities or a promotion to a leadership role. My mission has always been to improve the lives of every tradesman working today.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I got an email from a contractor because he noticed one of his tradesmen was showing huge growth and was becoming a better asset for him on-site. I ended up putting his whole crew through the program and even doing some one-on-one coaching. I love it when Unlimited Tradesman is discovered because of its results, not just its name or website.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Consistency is the hardest. Businesses don't survive off unpredictable revenue and lead generation. I think of starting a business as building an engine. Your first draft won't yield consistent AD spending or lead generation. Soon as you fine-tune your engine, business becomes consistent, and you're able to scale.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Control. Create a business that you can control. If your business relies on another company's policies, you can't control your future. Examples: Youtube, Adsense, Amazon FBA.
  2. Before you make a website or incorporate a company, make at least three sales, so you have proof of concept. Don't waste your time creating a cool brand that no one wants.
  3. Revenue is based on the number of people you help. Seek to help more people solve their problems, and revenue will follow.

Where can people find you and your business?


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