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LAKEWOOD, Colo. – In a new article on The Startup, Jonathan Barnett along with nineteen other CEO’s, presidents, and company founders discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
These ideas and principles they share vary greatly. For Derek Hutson of Datical, entrepreneurship is “about blazing new trails, about believing yourself, your mission, and inspiring others to join in you in the journey.” For Tirath Kamdar of TrueFacet, “It is important to balance strong vision with a willingness to embrace change. The ability to listen, whether it be to the opinions of customers or employees, is also integral to success.” For James Bedal, an entrepreneur “must have a passion for learning.”
Mr. Barnett, who founded Oxi Fresh’s carpet cleaning franchise opportunity, had this to say:
“[Entrepreneurs] have to be people-oriented. Your business will die without a good team to back you up. Study management techniques, learn from great leaders, review where you’re succeeding and failing so you can help others improve. An entrepreneur has to be able to build a team that cares about their work, and to do that you have to care about how you create your team.”
When asked to expound on this idea, Mr. Barnett added:
“A principle I strongly believe in is ‘Let go to grow.’ Good leaders don’t do everything themselves. They rely on their team to take a vision and make it a reality. A bad leader micromanages. They try to control every little detail, which in in the end cripples both their company and their team.”
“Their business is crippled because it can only grow as much as the leader can work. The team gets crippled because micromanagement stunts growth. The leader doesn’t let his or her team develop, but instead tells them with his or her actions that the team isn’t good enough.”
“So let go of you desire for perfection and control of every detail and instead work on creating a team you can trust. If you build the right team and invest in them, you’ll be empowering your business for years to come.”
To read more tips from top entrepreneurs, you can find the original article here. To discover what Oxi Fresh can do for your home, click here. Interested in our carpet cleaning franchise opportunity? Click here.
Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning was founded in mid-2006 by Jonathan Barnett. Mr. Barnett saw a need for a carpet cleaning service that did away with the long dry times and troublesome customer service of traditional cleaners. Eleven years later, Oxi Fresh has over 360 locations across the United States and Canada.
Oxi Fresh’s carpet cleaning franchises specialize in a green, low-moisture cleaning system. Unlike traditional steam cleaners, this method does not rely on saturation but rather employs an oxygenated booster, green encapsulator, and revolutionary machine. This results in superior cleanings and a fast, one-hour dry time.