Zachary Green’s experiences in the Marine Corps shaped his destiny. His time in the military, then as a firefighter, gave him the wit, integrity and heart to become a highly successful businessman and best-selling author. Taking risks, trusting himself and never giving up on his dreams drove him to create, produce, market and sell a life-saving product. Zach lives with his wife and son in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming, Ohio. He is an elected member of the Wyoming City Council and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and has testified before the US House Small Business Committee. Zachary’s entrepreneurial journey has been featured on the front page of Yahoo.com and has also been covered by CNN, USA Today, CBS and many other major media outlets..
In today’s episode, Zachary tells his story about how he came to develop his first business, starting in the trunk of his car and growing to $30 million in organic sales, how he came close to losing- everything and how he used this crucible as an opportunity to learn and change. We talk about the importance of being able to recognize your own limitations and learning to step aside and allow others to come in and help you. Let’s talk about the problem you’re solving with your business and the impact of large sales, marketing and distribution teams. We also explore how the adversity and challenge of starting a business can help prepare you for the inevitable difficulties of growing and sustaining your business.
“To overcome your crucible, you must conquer what brought you there and you must transform and change.” – Zachary Green
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This week on the SmallBizChat podcast:
- What makes a warrior a warrior
- The difference between starting a business and running a business
- Learn when to get out of your own way
- Three questions that every entrepreneur should ask themselves
- Facing adversity as a small business
- The importance of respecting your values
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