30 min

24: Growing Businesses & Growing Cannabis w/ Dan Nelson Gathering The Kings

    • Entrepreneurship

Summary
This week, Chaz Wolfe is joined by Dan Nelson, a multi-business owner in commercial construction and Medical Cannabis in Kansas City. Being an entrepreneur isn't always the healthiest way to live. Still, as we garner knowledge and create different avenues for ourselves, we create opportunities to help our families differently.
Dan has a "carpenter dad," a union carpenter who took Dan under his wing when he was younger and saw him through many of his struggles. Dan owes a lot to that individual and, in turn, has several younger employees in his own business that he works hard to mentor and give back in the same way. When he put the team together for the Cannabis company, he reiterated to everyone that there's no hierarchy on the corporate side. And because of that trust, people like to work with him.
Dan recommends not waiting. People can sit there and ho-hum about when the best time to start is, but one of the best decisions he ever made was to take that jump. Dan doesn't have a business degree. He learned along the way and made a lot of hard mistakes. That's just part of the journey.


Dan's biggest metric is tracking the number of people you've successfully helped. The Medical Cannabis side of his business is about helping people, which is very special. The customer service side of things is more in his construction business. So focusing on cultivating that trust with your customers is a key metric for measuring success.


What You Will Learn:
Background on Dan Nelson, his various businesses, and his journey into entrepreneurship.
The biggest lessons he learned.
Dan's advice to beginner entrepreneurs.



Book Recommendations:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



Socials:
www.facebook.com/KansasCityCannaCo/
www.linkedin.com/in/dan-nelson-1a07841aa/


Quotes
(5:08) As we garner knowledge and create different avenues for ourselves, we create opportunities to help our families differently.


(7:50) When I put the team together for the Cannabis company, I tried to reiterate to everyone that there's no hierarchy on the corporate side. And I don't even like calling it the corporate side because we're a team who bounces ideas off each other. And because of that, I have people telling me they're only there because of me, because they trust me, and hearing that resonates.


(13:30) Don't wait. People can sit there and ho-hum about the best time to start. You can forecast the best you can. One of the best decisions I ever made was just to take that jump and make that dive.

Summary
This week, Chaz Wolfe is joined by Dan Nelson, a multi-business owner in commercial construction and Medical Cannabis in Kansas City. Being an entrepreneur isn't always the healthiest way to live. Still, as we garner knowledge and create different avenues for ourselves, we create opportunities to help our families differently.
Dan has a "carpenter dad," a union carpenter who took Dan under his wing when he was younger and saw him through many of his struggles. Dan owes a lot to that individual and, in turn, has several younger employees in his own business that he works hard to mentor and give back in the same way. When he put the team together for the Cannabis company, he reiterated to everyone that there's no hierarchy on the corporate side. And because of that trust, people like to work with him.
Dan recommends not waiting. People can sit there and ho-hum about when the best time to start is, but one of the best decisions he ever made was to take that jump. Dan doesn't have a business degree. He learned along the way and made a lot of hard mistakes. That's just part of the journey.


Dan's biggest metric is tracking the number of people you've successfully helped. The Medical Cannabis side of his business is about helping people, which is very special. The customer service side of things is more in his construction business. So focusing on cultivating that trust with your customers is a key metric for measuring success.


What You Will Learn:
Background on Dan Nelson, his various businesses, and his journey into entrepreneurship.
The biggest lessons he learned.
Dan's advice to beginner entrepreneurs.



Book Recommendations:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



Socials:
www.facebook.com/KansasCityCannaCo/
www.linkedin.com/in/dan-nelson-1a07841aa/


Quotes
(5:08) As we garner knowledge and create different avenues for ourselves, we create opportunities to help our families differently.


(7:50) When I put the team together for the Cannabis company, I tried to reiterate to everyone that there's no hierarchy on the corporate side. And I don't even like calling it the corporate side because we're a team who bounces ideas off each other. And because of that, I have people telling me they're only there because of me, because they trust me, and hearing that resonates.


(13:30) Don't wait. People can sit there and ho-hum about the best time to start. You can forecast the best you can. One of the best decisions I ever made was just to take that jump and make that dive.

30 min