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From Pet Stores to SaaS & The Steps to Success

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How does an experienced retail expert construct a cutting-edge financial platform? Prepare yourself because that's precisely the fascinating topic we're exploring in this episode!

Our guest today, Brad Parker, takes us on a wild ride through his 20-year retail experience, growing a business from a single location to a multi-million dollar empire. But Brad's story doesn't end there. He saw a gap in the market and decided to leverage his retail expertise to create FormPiper, a revolutionary platform designed to tackle consumer financing challenges.

Join us as Brad and Matt Watson delve into the often pain-riddled but exciting world of entrepreneurship. We'll explore Brad's journey from pet stores to tech, the challenges of rapid growth, and the secrets to scaling a business.

Get ready for insights on:

  • Hiring the right developers (even with an unconventional approach!)
  • Prioritizing tasks and treating every day like your grand opening
  • Building a winning sales team with effective training and tracking
  • Implementing a reservation program to boost revenue and engagement

This episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiring stories for anyone looking to launch or grow their business. So, whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this one's for you!


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Highlighted Discussion Points

  • Entrepreneurship, retail, and tech with a successful founder. 0:31
  • Entrepreneurship, startup success, and hiring developers. 7:46
  • Challenges of rapid growth in a business. 10:59
  • Entrepreneurship, product development, and scaling a business. 14:35
  • Identifying ideal customers and verticals for business growth. 19:08
  • Prioritization and treating every day like the business's grand opening. 22:09
  • Creating a successful business culture and sales process. 27:40
  • Training and tracking KPIs for business success. 32:02
  • Implementing a reservation program for businesses to increase revenue. 33:59
  • Entrepreneurship, business growth, and software development. 39:03


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