Tom Gegax founded TiresPlus, a company he built up to a 200 million dollar business with 150 locations. He recently wrote a book called The Big Book of Small Business: You Don't Have To Run Your Business By The Seat Of Your Pants. He has taken his years of experience and put it into a practical textbook for entrepreneurs. Here we talk about his success, why he wrote the book, and what he'd like other small business owners to know about what it takes to reach the same levels he did.
Jay Moore is the Founder of GPSDude.com, an online store that sells - you guessed it - GPS units. Here we talk about how he got started, the early days of constant tweaking to see what worked, why he doesn't use paid search and why he is obsessive about monitoring the conversion from visits to purchases. Jay uses ProStores.com, an eBay company, to run his e-commerce site. The recording is a bit "hissy" so I apologize in advance for that.
Gordon Quick has 30 years of hands-on business experience and is the co-author of The Enlightened CEO: How to Succeed at the Toughest Job in Business (co-authored with Bob Fifer). Here we talk about why self-awareness is important for a successful CEO (and what exactly it means in the first place), the number one thing Gordon thinks causes problems for CEOs of small business that grow, and the two main things he says are the most important points of the book. Gordon's website is CEOMentors.com