Starting and growing a company by filling a need

I am the co-owner and CEO of Easy Time Clock. And no, we do not fix clocks. If you need to keep track of your employees, we can help solve that for you. Maybe the origin of your company is similar to ours.

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The single biggest lesson learned in 10 years

My two partners—Jason and Tim—and I started Clevyr back in 2009, and we’ve learned a lot since then. In the early days, I would go out and get a contract, we would pay ourselves, I would do all the business analysis, then I would hand that over to partners to develop the software and say, “Good luck.” Then it was back out to fish for more business. I was fishing every day!

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Software development sales process

At Clevyr, we get to play all day every day for a living. We develop custom software, and what I love about what we do is we built a team of people who, even when you ask them something really hard, and they say, “It’s not going to happen,” they still make it happen.

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Making it convenient

To stay competitive in our market, one of the concepts we really believe in is a continuous evolution of our product. Several years ago we realized a lot of businesses were coming to our escape rooms for team building.

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Letting your passion guide your business decisions

If you’ve never been to an escape room, imagine playing a game of Clue. But instead of sitting around a table with pieces on a board, you’re in a physical room and you have no idea what’s going to happen next.

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It’s time to set bigger goals

Every years brings about the talk of goals, growth, and progress. How much do you want to sell next year? How much do you want to spend next year? Will you be able to hire more employees? I’m here to tell you to think bigger. And I speak from experience!

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Growing a business and growing yourself

People talk about the entrepreneurial spirit and what drives business owner’s, their work ethic, and their ability to push through obstacles. While I can say I have those qualities, there is more to growing a business than just trying hard.

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Having an innovator mindset

As a kid, I was hardwired with curiosity. My mom said it was always hard to contain me because I was off climbing on things, exploring, and taking things apart to try and figure out how they worked. That curiosity has stayed with me throughout my life and has made an impact on my success […]

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Learning how to persevere

My career history, like that of many other people, is a bit of a wandering journey. What I do now isn’t related to what I studied in college at all. It’s not anywhere close. But at every step along the way in life and in career, I’ve learned the importance of perseverance and moving forward. […]

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How to keep good people on your team

I co-founded Provision Concepts with Aaron Soward, and we do a lot to run our business. As the company has grown, one thing has become abundantly clear: We can’t do it all ourselves. We shouldn’t do it ourselves. And if we try to do it ourselves, we’ll run ourselves into the ground.

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