On this episode of Smashing the Plateau, James Richman shares his story of how he was able to build a successful web design business at a young age. However, this success did not bring him fulfillment. He sold his business in order to spend more time with his family. After the tragic loss of his baby and a divorce that left him homeless, James began building websites for clients from the library because it offered free internet. After overcoming both personal and professional roadblocks, he went on to build a globally recognized company.
James also discusses:
Building a business through extreme bootstrapping
How people in leadership roles of small business need to create value
How James identifies his clients' pain point and offers solutions as opposed to becoming a commodity
Offering solutions, not just a product or a service
Making enough room for mistakes in your business
James Richman is the CEO and co-founder of the globally recognized and trusted online technology company 1stWebDesigner, the leader of the mastermind group, scalingbusiness.com, a business columnist for Fast Company, and a dedicated human rights activist. Much of what he writes about is based on his own experiences—both good and bad.