1 hr 11 min

From a Team of 1 to 15 in 5 Years The Site Shed

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What does it take to grow a trades business? 

Everyone desires growth. But if you’ve been in business for a while, you know that getting from point A to point B is no easy feat. 

Nevertheless, it’s not impossible!

A good practice, though, once you’ve made it to a certain level of growth, would be to take a hard look at the lessons learned along the way. Gauge what worked and what didn’t work and commit to doing better. 

That’s exactly what Taylor of Odyssey Landscapes shares in this podcast episode. 

Taylor shares essential details on how he grew his landscaping business from a team of 1 to 15 in just five years. 

He also discusses how investing in marketing and hiring a coach helped with his fast-paced growth, and the goal every business owner must have, and why learning must never stop. 

If you’d like to know of the practical ways you can get your business growing, then we highly recommend you tune in to this episode today. 

Discussion Points: 

0:00 The Elevation Program  

1:54 Welcome, Taylor! 

4:57 Odyssey Landscapes 

6:04 What does premiere mean?

7:37 Telling a better story 

10:12 Investing in marketing is crucial to scaling 

11:25 What encouraged Taylor to get a coach 

14:01 The benefits of having a coach 

16:54 Significant areas a coach helped Taylor in his business

20:03 There are aspects in business you don’t like but need to accept 

22:24 Finance is what most tradies struggle with in business

29:23 A business that functions without you is a business owner’s goal 

30:46 Understanding pain points in the business 

34:20 Implementing what you learn takes time 

38:09 Investing in and educating yourself is crucial 

48:32 Delegating jobs 

50:00 Measurability is essential to track and monitor 

57:08 Process Taylor follows when hiring new employees

58:56 Finding skilled labour 

1:06:05 The Tradie Web Guys recruitment process 

About the Guest: 

Taylor Lukic is the owner of Odyssey Landscapes, a successful Landscape Construction Company on the Sunshine Coast QLD.  He started his business five years ago and has grown it from himself to 15 staff and has experienced the challenges of scaling a Construction business. He's a passionate Landscaper & business owner seeking to improve the landscape industry as a whole. He's recently started a Youtube Channel to talk about all things Landscaping.

Resources: 
The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
Check out Odyssey’s Landscapes’ website http://www.odysseylandscapes.com.au/ 
Visit Odyssey Landscapes’ YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3W_jwB8zIY8sI-_9ycQApA 

Books mentioned in this episode: 
The Pumpkin Plan https://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Plan-Strategy-Remarkable-Business/dp/1591844886 
The E Myth https://amzn.to/3awaX6g 
Think and Grow Rich https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331 
Profit First https://amzn.to/37HjoKs 
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/1544512287  
Atomic Habits https://amzn.to/3nDR2r3 

Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. You can listen from your mobile device right now. 🎧 🎧  Click here 🎧 🎧

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What does it take to grow a trades business? 

Everyone desires growth. But if you’ve been in business for a while, you know that getting from point A to point B is no easy feat. 

Nevertheless, it’s not impossible!

A good practice, though, once you’ve made it to a certain level of growth, would be to take a hard look at the lessons learned along the way. Gauge what worked and what didn’t work and commit to doing better. 

That’s exactly what Taylor of Odyssey Landscapes shares in this podcast episode. 

Taylor shares essential details on how he grew his landscaping business from a team of 1 to 15 in just five years. 

He also discusses how investing in marketing and hiring a coach helped with his fast-paced growth, and the goal every business owner must have, and why learning must never stop. 

If you’d like to know of the practical ways you can get your business growing, then we highly recommend you tune in to this episode today. 

Discussion Points: 

0:00 The Elevation Program  

1:54 Welcome, Taylor! 

4:57 Odyssey Landscapes 

6:04 What does premiere mean?

7:37 Telling a better story 

10:12 Investing in marketing is crucial to scaling 

11:25 What encouraged Taylor to get a coach 

14:01 The benefits of having a coach 

16:54 Significant areas a coach helped Taylor in his business

20:03 There are aspects in business you don’t like but need to accept 

22:24 Finance is what most tradies struggle with in business

29:23 A business that functions without you is a business owner’s goal 

30:46 Understanding pain points in the business 

34:20 Implementing what you learn takes time 

38:09 Investing in and educating yourself is crucial 

48:32 Delegating jobs 

50:00 Measurability is essential to track and monitor 

57:08 Process Taylor follows when hiring new employees

58:56 Finding skilled labour 

1:06:05 The Tradie Web Guys recruitment process 

About the Guest: 

Taylor Lukic is the owner of Odyssey Landscapes, a successful Landscape Construction Company on the Sunshine Coast QLD.  He started his business five years ago and has grown it from himself to 15 staff and has experienced the challenges of scaling a Construction business. He's a passionate Landscaper & business owner seeking to improve the landscape industry as a whole. He's recently started a Youtube Channel to talk about all things Landscaping.

Resources: 
The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
Check out Odyssey’s Landscapes’ website http://www.odysseylandscapes.com.au/ 
Visit Odyssey Landscapes’ YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3W_jwB8zIY8sI-_9ycQApA 

Books mentioned in this episode: 
The Pumpkin Plan https://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Plan-Strategy-Remarkable-Business/dp/1591844886 
The E Myth https://amzn.to/3awaX6g 
Think and Grow Rich https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331 
Profit First https://amzn.to/37HjoKs 
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/1544512287  
Atomic Habits https://amzn.to/3nDR2r3 

Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. You can listen from your mobile device right now. 🎧 🎧  Click here 🎧 🎧

Thank you for tuning in! 

If you enjoyed this podcast and this series, please take 5 to leave us a review:
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See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1 hr 11 min