Aug 22, 2022
On this week’s episode of ScaleUp Radio, I’m speaking to Doug Anderson who is a co-founder of DT Studios.
They are a company that work with visual media; so, primarily photography and video production - and they help businesses with their marketing; helping to get their brand out through the use of the visual.
The business was set up in 2019 and Doug, along with the other co-founder Terry Livesey, were both working as independents - but realised that they could make a bigger impact if they combined their expertise and services.
As always, there is a lot of ground covered in this conversation including:
- The value in ‘paying your dues’. For Doug it was photographing weddings - not specifically what he wanted to do, but it gave him a good grounding in the industry.
- How honesty is the only policy when it comes to your business partner. By being honest with them - and them being honest with you - you can sort out your individual strengths, meaning you can make a better plan for the operation of the business.
- Why having a Business Rhythm is important, even in smaller businesses. Regular meetings and feedback sessions are still important - even when it’s just the two of you in the office.
What’s interesting in listening to Doug is the arrangement that exists in the business between him and the co-founder of DT Studios, Terry. They seem to work together very well - and that seems to have come from a place of honesty, as well as some healthy competition.
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