TMBA418: The Services Problem

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Last week, Dan and Ian spoke to Greg Gerber on this podcast.

During that conversation, Greg mentioned that he had recently interacted with many listeners of this show, and that a large portion of them owned services businesses.

He also spoke about how he believed that those entrepreneurs were struggling to take the next step in their business.

This insight into the audience of the show got our hosts thinking. What if they could help those entrepreneurs take that next step?

On this week’s episode, Dan and Ian will be talking at great length about what “The Services Problem” is, as well as sharing three strategies that entrepreneurs with these types of businesses can employ in order to solve it.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What the “Services Problem” is. (1:56)
  • Why the problem doesn’t disappear when you scale. (11:08)
  • One strategy that services entrepreneurs can use to productize their businesses. (16:51)
  • The natural evolution of a service-based business. (18:29)
  • Why it might make sense not to scale your services business. (24:42)

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