Welcome to Jobber’s Masters of Home Service Podcast! In this episode, host Adam Sylvester talks about when and how to turn a side hustle into a business with Paul Jamison (Green Industry Podcast) and Andy Weins (Trash Talk Business Podcast).
– Paul and Andy’s experiences starting part-time hustles (01:25)
– Getting the boat close enough to the dock to make the leap (04:53)
– Pricing services for profit and growth (06:33)
– How to know it’s time to move from side hustle to full-time income (08:04)
– Practical and tactical planning for moving to full-time work (10:27)
– Paying yourself an actual salary as the business owner (12:40)
– How Jobber can help your business grow (15:35)
– Setting up your financials for growth from day one (16:19)
– Growth planning hacks and tips for work-life alignment (19:43)
– Taking care of your calendar and your body (22:40)
– TL;DR: Adam’s top takeaways: start with savings, do 100 jobs, set personal boundaries (26:25)
Adam started Charlottesville Lawn Care in 2013 and Charlottesville Gutter Pros in the fall of 2020, in Charlottesville, VA. He likes to say, “I do gutters and grass! When it rains the grass grows and the gutters leak!” He got into owning his own business because he saw it as a huge opportunity to generate great income while living a life that suited him. He believes that large companies can make a serious impact on their communities and on every individual it touches, and he wanted to build a company that could make a big difference. His sweet spot talent is sales and marketing with a strong passion for building a place his team wants to work. Adam values his employees and loves leading people. While operations and efficiency is not something that comes naturally to him, he is constantly working to improve himself and his business in these areas.
Andy Weins is the owner of Camo Crew Junk removal, a veteran-owned business in Butler, WI, which provides services in junk removal, hauling, demolition, deconstruction, and logistics for the waste and recycling industries. The idea for his business began as a side hustle in 2009, and in 2016, after his last deployment, he took a bet on himself and jumped into full-time entrepreneurship. Andy and his team understand the importance of hard work, dedication, and service to their community, and he is honored to be able to hire, train, and employ other local Veterans. He is also proud of his company’s environmental initiatives. They keep 80% of the material they pick up out of the landfill, and he uses his platform to teach others in the industry about environmental responsibility.
As an Atlanta, GA-based entrepreneur and leader in his field, Paul Jamison is the proud host of the esteemed Green Industry Podcast. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2011, out of the trunk of his Honda Accord. What started as a means to “cut that grass and make that cash” transformed into a deep-rooted love for the landscaping industry and a fascination with the intricacies of small business management. In 2018, Paul created the Green Industry Podcast, where he shares practical strategies and personal experiences and lessons to guide lawn care and landscaping business owners towards success. His zeal for growth and innovation extends to a passion for marketing and he’s spent countless hours learning the art of attracting and retaining customers, and unlocking the potential of social media as a marketing tool.
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