05-04-21 FC4B with Kirk Slack

podcast May 10, 2021

After 18 years in commercial real estate Kirk decided to follow his lifelong dream of entrepreneurship.


As a result, Wellspring Landscape Services was born approximately 11 years ago. Wellspring offers a full range of lawncare and landscaping services for residential and small commercial properties in Austin, Texas.

Like all employers, Kirk continues to work on growing a service company while maintaining high quality and customer service all while navigating all the challenges of the small business environment.

Kirk is a single father of a teenage son and enjoys hunting, fishing and most outdoor activities.

Show Minute Markers:

[10:38] 📌 Awesome Guerilla Marketing Ideas
[26:24] 📌 Looking at Franchise Models
[27:06] 📌 Maintaining work-life balance as a business owner (and a single dad)
[34:21] 📌 Communicating with your team
[49:18] 📌 Marketing Homework - Evaluate your lead sources
[52:18] 📌 Finance Homework - revisiting why you started your business and who's going to hold you to that why & truth
[53:13] 📌 Systems Homework - check out Voxer - and find a tool that will improve your communication with your team
[54:51] 📌 People Homework - Assess what you were doing pre-covid to communicate with your office & field staff vs what are you doing now?! Is it broken? If so, how are you going to fix it?
[58:03] 📌 Kirk Homework - Come up with a way to make your company a place that your people want to work for... Check out QDS!
[0:00] 📌 Quote of the Week: "Good Communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity." Nat Turner
 
 
 
 

Resources

Kirk Slack with Wellspring Landscape Services
Tay Meroni (Marketing) with Pure Pressure Washing
Meaghan Likes (Finances) with Bookkeeping Academy Online, Likes Accounting Company & Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters
Michelle Myers (Systems) with Pink Callers
Martha Woodward (People) with The Pay for Performance Expert, Quality Driven Software & Dusting Divas

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