Apr 09, 2022
In General Discussions
The Foundr community is full of enthusiasts from all walks of life, in the trenches daily, doing what it takes to make their startup dreams a reality. In this week's podcast, we want to highlight one of those entrepreneurs we're particularly proud of: Gavin Symes of The Foundry Group. In part one of this two-part podcast series, we spoke with founding student Gavin Symes, who honed his business growth and management skills to build a profitable consulting business. Symes took all the necessary steps, from validating his service to developing a lead generation machine, and built his consulting business from the ground up. Three and a half months into the course, he closed 10 clients and generated over $50,000 in monthly revenue . He plans to grow to $1 million this year and then $10 million in three years. In this inspiring interview, you'll hear about Symes' own journey to success, the biggest issues most businesses face when scaling, and how to employee email database put processes in place to overcome challenges. business growth trends. We are extremely proud of Gavin's accomplishments and are happy to share his amazing story with you! Key points to remember Top Issues Most Entrepreneurs Face When Growing Their Business The only thing that can derail your business if you let it (it has nothing to do with sales or customers)The very first thing to do if you want to start an independent or consulting businessHow to Create Business Playbooks to Accelerate Your Growth Full podcast transcript with Gavin Symes Nathan: First of all Gavin, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me today. The first question I ask everyone who comes is how did you get your job? Gavin: That's a really good question. So 16 years ago, my father and my brother decided to go into business together. And just helping people get out of debt. And it's really a family story, it's something quite cool and really passionate. Something that really excites me. And that's because my dad had a manufacturing company in the 90s that went bankrupt. And I suffered through all these financial difficulties where the lights went out, and all that kind of stuff. So after going through all of that, we decided we just wanted to help people in a similar situation get through it. And so we started that 16 years ago, and it was really successful for us. Now after doing this for so long, this is where I decided to start the Foundry Group to help business owners with all the knowledge and experience I have gained over the past 16 years. To improve their business and make more profit. Nathan: Yeah, wow that's amazing. And one thing we met in person earlier this week was this? Gavin: Yeah. Nathan: Damn, time flies.