In case you missed it - Episode 0014!
Ijan Kruizinga, investor, problem solver and people connector. Famous at 20 years old, started his company as the CEO of Crucial. High school drop out in year 10. Crucial was a multi award winning, ,35,000 small to medium business clients. Led the strategy and leading the exec team. Crucial had SmartCompany, Fast50, CRN Fast 50, BRW Fast 50. Ijan and his business partner sold the company for $5Million. Gone on to mentor other startups. Has mentored Online Marketing Guru’s. Build the sales strategy to build the business to a revenue of $1M in 16 months.
We discuss : – how Ijan got started on his startup journey – importance of vision, passion and purpose – hiring people based on aligned culture and values – the conundrum of being “certain” or following ones passion – what are were his biggest failures, learnings and turning points – diversifying revenue options – learning how to deal with different types of people when hiring – hiring a business and leadership coach – importance of listening rather trying to “be right” – helping staff/hires/partners achieve personal and professional goals – the importance of letting go of control with things you can’t control – putting personal development into practice and the balance – sales of his business, exit strategy and funding for growth – when is the right time to raise money – importance of planing and strategy – putting in accountability structures – create your values in your business with language your employees use – how to lead inspire and tell a great story – Data in your business is king but your people are your future (70% core business, 20% improving it, 10% innovating it) – Let your people make mistakes because one of those mistakes will grow your business in the next five years – How Online Marketing Guru’s made the jump from corporate job to startup – what does life look like after sale of Crucial Cloud Hosting
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