TMBA 656: The Problems Of Being Both An Arsonist And A Firefighter As A Business Owner

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Last time Dustin Overbeck came on the show he talked about why he chose to live in Transylvania, Romania with his family whilst growing an agency and ‘Town Web’ which helps local governments in the US build and re-design their websites.

Today he tells Dan about why he felt it was vital to institute structural changes to the way he worked and hire a General Manager, and about his new software business ‘Hey Gov’:

I realised Dustin is now an arsonist. But he’s also a firefighter. He’s creating problems that only he can solve … And sometimes you just have to step back and realise that smart people will figure out the solutions. And that’s what I did.

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why the pandemic provided the impetus for Dustin to start ‘Hey Gov’
  • The decision to hire a General Manager
  • Creating a customer avatar
  • Ideas for preparing to speak on stage at an industry conference

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Dustin Overbeck
Town Web
Hey Gov
Startups For The Rest Of Us
Rob Walling 
Tim Conley

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