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Episode 7: Working Partners with Scott & Nancy Aaron, Founders of BYOB Agency

As co-founders of the BYOB Agency, Scott and Nancy Aaron are business partners but also partners for life in marriage. Both have extensive experience as entrepreneurs and have founded numerous businesses both together and individually.

In this episode, Carmen Reed-Gilkison and Deirdre Harter speak with Scott and Nancy about the ins and outs of working with a partner. They discuss the importance of communication, collaboration, delegation, and knowing their strengths. Get ready to glean helpful business advice from this power couple!

Topics Include:

  • Couples who work together

  • Knowing your strengths

  • Setting boundaries

  • Time blocking

  • Communication

  • Being Coachable

  • Collaboration

  • Delegation

  • Upwork

  • Loom

  • Standard operating procedures

  • Project management tools

  • Hiring a team

  • Voxer

  • Recognition

  • And other topics...

Quotes of Impact

[14:56 – 15:01] “You don’t work this hard, and you haven’t created what you’ve created, to have to work every single day.”

[18:09 – 18:15] “If you don’t have the right boundaries and you don’t set the expectations of who does what and when then it can be something that’s problematic.”

[20:24 – 20:38] “So many couples, whether they’re in business or not, if you’re not talking about those little icky feelings that you’re feeling, it’s going to build up and it’s going to do what I call that little bottle effect where the top blows off one day.”

[23:03 – 23:21] “You can have joint ventures, even if that relationship is temporary or just for an event. All of the same things apply, you have to know what your strengths are, what their strengths are, and decide who is going to do what.”

[30:56 – 31:22] “For everyone out there who wants to have a successful online business, or coaching practice, or anything, there is one thing that everyone needs to have. You have to have an online project management tool. That could be ClickUp, could be Trello, could be Asana, could be Monday, whatever works for you, but that is your home base to be able to scale.”

Connect with Scott & Nancy!

Website: https://www.thetimetogrow.com/

Scott’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottaaroncoach/

The Entrepreneur Rescue Mission: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneur-rescue-mission/id1485670929

Networking and Marketing Made Simple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/networking-and-marketing-made-simple/id1441674842

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