418: Bryan Clayton | Don't Take on Venture Capital
Bryan Clayton is cofounder and CEO of GreenPal, described as Uber for lawnmowing, GreenPal matches homeowners with local lawn mowing services throughout the United States.
Before founding GreenPal. Bryan founded PeachTree Inc. a regional landscaping company in Nashville Tennessee growing that business from 0 to 150 employees and ultimately acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013.
In his free time Bryan enjoys hiking , martial arts, long-distance running, and volunteering with Achillies international a group assisting in the training of disabled athletes for competitive events.
- Went from himself to 150 employees and being one of the largest landscaping companies in Tennessee.
- Travis and Bryan reflect on the importance of working on your business and not just in your business.
- Hear the struggle of building a software.
- Bryan shares why he’s been uncomfortable with bringing on venture capital.
3 Key Points:
- Everyone needs to have responsibility for themselves.
- When you’re building software, it’s never finished.
- Don’t overextend yourself. Try to build a company where your default is alive.
- Visit Travis’ website at travischappell.com
- Join the Build Your Network Facebook group travischappell.com/group