The UpFlip podcast is where you get to unravel how great businesses are built, how they are run behind the scenes, and how their success can be replicated. We feed on the idea that no matter what the circumstances are, the American Dream is still just around the corner. With over 100+ videos and 10 million views on YouTube, UpFlip has ignited the spark that rekindles the fire of entrepreneurship in its ever-growing 185K+ audience. Through this podcast, we aim at sharing practical nuggets of gold and brilliant advice with you by making knowledge more accessible. For more information about us and our services, please visit https://www.upflip.com.
$1.5M/Year Cleaning Business Owner Shares Their Growth Secrets
A cleaning business is a great option for a first-time entrepreneur because start-up costs are low and you don’t need special training to get started. Just ask Cristobal Mondragon. He and his wife started Queen Bee Cleaning Service in 2015 with just $5,000. Five years later, they’ve grown to a staff of 25 and earned a revenue of $1.5 million in 2021, with more than $3.2 million in cumulative sales.
Today, we’ll learn how Queen Bee set themselves up for success and built a solid team that will keep them growing steadily for years to come. You can learn more about Queen Bee Cleaning and Cristobal’s story at their website, and make sure to follow UpFlip on Instagram and Twitter to find out about our latest episodes as soon as they’re posted.
How A 20 Year Old Earns $17,000/Month With A Lawn Care Business
Starting a successful lawn care business is not an easy task. Especially if you’re a 19 year old kid in high school. But our guest, Russell from Legends Lawn Care Services, has not only done it, he’s far surpassed the 6-figure mark and is currently making $17k/month, over $200k per year. At only 20 years old and his second year in business, that is an amazing accomplishment.
Today Russell is going to share his trade secrets to growing and scaling a lawn care business. This includes his process for going from 20 to over 300 clients his first year in business, and how to leverage your competitors to your advantage. You can find out more about Russell and his Legends Lawn Care Services at their website. For more information on starting a lawn care business, visit the UpFlip blog, where we post actionable advice for small business owners.
How To Grow And Scale A Business Past the $1 Million Mark
There’s lots of advice out there for how to start a business—but once you have one, how do you keep it growing? That’s what we’ll learn today from Mike Andes, the owner of Augusta Lawn Care. Mike built his company to 7-figures by the time he turned 24, and over the past two years has grown further through franchising, opening 60 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
And today we’ll talk about how you can grow and scale a business. We’ll find out how he scaled his company so quickly, and how franchising has helped him keep that forward momentum to continue growing his revenue. Mike also runs the Landscape Business Course for those who want to dig deeper into his success. For more free info on starting and scaling a business, check out the UpFlip blog, where we post actionable advice for small business owners.
How He Acquired And Runs 5 Businesses (And Why That’s Better Than Starting From Scratch)
Punardeep Sandhu (or PD, to his friends) is a serial entrepreneur who’s found success in a range of industries. In our last interview with PD, UpFlip focused on his bakery, Wild Wheat, which brings in $1M in annual revenue. This is just one business in his empire, which includes a grocery store, a restaurant, a gas station, and two liquor stores.
Today, we’ll talk to him about how he bought all these businesses and the advantages of buying functional businesses rather than building them from scratch. We’ll also hear a progress update on his bakery and other operations, and how he stays organized (and sane) as a multi-business owner. If this interview inspires you to buy your own business, check out the listings at UpFlip.com to see what’s for sale in your area.
How To Start A $120K/Month Pressure Washing Business
In this episode, we’re talking to Stephen Rogers, owner of NW Softwash, about how he started and grew his pressure washing business. He was only 19 when he started the business in 2019, and within the first year had enough employees he could get “off the truck” and focus on strategic growth. Today NW Softwash brings in a revenue of $120K/month.
Today, we’ll find out what processes he established early to support this quick and sustained growth, including his advice for marketing a power washing business and how he’s built a strong team in a challenging labor market. You can find out more about NW Softwash at their website, or head to the UpFlip YouTube channel to watch our first interview with Stephen.
What’s This Podcast All About?
The mission at UpFlip has always been to provide no-fluff, actionable content today’s business owners can use to solve common problems and reach their growth goals.
Our weekly podcast is a chance to go into more depth with the entrepreneurs interviewed on our blog and YouTube channel, focusing on the topics that are the biggest pain points for business leaders like hiring, team building, leadership, marketing, and much more.
In this episode, you’ll meet host Alex Freeman and hear more about our content plans for the channel.
This podcast is GREAT because these are real businesses, real entrepreneurs, with a heavy focus on service businesses. It doesn’t feel like a funnel to sell coaching/product. It feels like a real community.
Best podcast for startup businesses!
After watching the YouTube channel, I was super excited about the podcast where I can continue to educate myself while driving to work. Great insight from real business owners, love the no-nonsense approach because it gives you all the detail you need without all the stuff you don’t. As a soon-to-be business owner, the conversations on this show are so valuable (and it’s free!) what’s not to love?! Thanks again UpFlip!
There’s a lot of good information here. If your serious about becoming a successful entrepreneur, this is the podcast for you!