TMBA 408: Growing a Business With Your Spouse

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Over the past few weeks, Dan and Ian have been speaking to other entrepreneurs about what it means to build a culture for your company.

One of the most important aspects of that is managing a team, and almost no one does it better than this week’s guest.

Enter Carrie McKeegan. In 2008, Carrie and her husband Dave founded Greenback Tax Services. Since then, their business has exploded and they have expanded to a 55 person fully distributed team.

In this episode, you’ll hear about the challenges of starting a business with your spouse, why Carrie believes her corporate experience prepared her for entrepreneurship, and some essential insights into running a remote team.

If you are looking to grow a meaningful business that isn’t just going to pay the rent, but build a future for you and your family, then this is an episode you’re going to want to stick around for.

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why Carrie and Dave decided to go into business together. (5:00)
  • The benefits of scratching your own itch. (22:56)
  • How Carrie and Dave approach culture differently. (27:42)
  • Why you shouldn’t hire entrepreneurs. (38:14)
  • What kind of culture ideas we should be thinking about from day one. (43:45)

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Published on 09.28.17
  • Kiri Masters

    Thrilled to hear Carrie speaking on this topic. As someone who runs a business with their spouse, I can also get behind Carrie’s summary – it works for me, but it may not work for you! If you’ve never worked together before (as Carrie and Dave basically had) you’ll want to put an exit plan in place.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    was defo awesome to get her on the phone, we could have gone longer for sure. impressive what she’s accomplished.

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