Aug 31, 2020
Barton Hyett Assoc are a Arboricultural Consultants. Basically, they are all about trees.
As Paul says in the interview ‘They spend a lot of their time out and about, then writing reports about trees’
He freely admits that most people don’t know what the company does when he first tells them, and that they are pretty niche. However, it is a niche that Paul and his team occupy very well.
Working with a relatively small staff, Paul has seen his business grow - no pun intended - since it began in 2013.
As always, it’s not just about the scale up journey of the business that we feature, we also like to hear about, and pass on, the lessons that the business owners have encountered.
And this episode is no different.
We talked about so much of the business, it really was a fascinating conversation.
- The process of picking someone to be your business partner, and what are some of the ingredients to a successful working partnership
- Keeping your recurring customers work as cost efficient as possible, so they keep coming back
- Dealing with the responsibility involved with taking on your first member of staff - and the challenge of finding people in a niche industry
- How to keep a ‘team feel’ in the business when everyone is working remotely.
Paul is probably one of the most laid back guests we’ve ever had on ScaleUp Radio - but don’t be fooled. He is a committed and passionate business owner who is always working towards what’s best for the company, his team and his customers
Paul can be found here:
Free Agent - https://www.freeagent.com
A Bit Of Optimism Podcast - https://simonsinek.com/podcast
David Hieatt - https://davidhieatt.typepad.com
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