TMBA450: The Best Remote Business Might Be On Your Doorstep

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Dan and Ian love sharing entrepreneurial origins stories on this show.

Today, we are bringing you one from someone who has chosen an unusual entrepreneurial path.

Neel Parekh is the founder of a cleaning services company called MaidThis, which operates all over Southern California. What makes Neel’s business special is that, even though it is a local company, he runs it completely remotely.

In today’s episode, you will hear Neel’s insights into why he stumbled upon the idea for his company, how he managed to create a “Remote Local” business, and how to seize opportunities that entrepreneurs often overlook in the digital space.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How Neel got his feet wet in the venture capital world. (2:45)
  • What made Neel decide to start MaidThis and how his parents played a role in that decision. (5:47)
  • How entrepreneurs can build location-independence through local businesses. (17:03)
  • Neel’s hiring process for managers and remote staff. (20:49)
  • The dangers of “analysis paralysis”. (31:06)

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