#039 How to Build Processes from Scratch with Trent Dyrsmid - Founder of Flowster

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If you have been in business for any amount of time and have not begun to create systems and processes for you and your team, this is a must-listen episode. Trent Dyrsmid, the founder of Flowster, joins me to share how Flowster came about and why his processes have been instrumental in his business growth.

Trent has been starting and building businesses for over a decade now. While they haven’t all been profitable, he’s learned one very important secret to success. Create systems and processes and delegate as quickly as possible.

As a business owner, your time is one of your most valuable commodities. Why are you wasting time finding leads, finding prospects, and finding product? Do it once. Document the process. Show others how to do it and then work on the other more pressing parts of your business.

This mindset is what he used to create Flowster. Listen as he shares the history of his businesses and why Flowster has really become a crowning achievement in his career. Again, if you’re not already creating systems and processes, download, bookmark, and relisten to this podcast, and then go get Flowster and take back your time.

In This Episode:

[00:28] Welcome Trent Dyrsmid to discuss creating processes from scratch.

[01:50] Trent shares a bit about his background and how he got into entrepreneurship.

[03:40] Hear the story behind the beginnings of Flowster and where Trent wants to see it go.

[09:57] How did Trent identify what could and should become a process in his businesses?

[11:41] What kinds of things can be templatized in wholesale?

[14:04] Trent lists out the number of steps involved in generating leads in product sourcing.

[17:49] Flowster has been built to make processes insanely easy to follow and develop so that your team can drop in and start working immediately.

[19:42] After the first 29 steps, there are several additional steps to help create correspondence and add new leads into the CRM.

[20:57] The process templates are built out for each stage of the lead generation flow.

[23:16] How quickly did he have his processes up and running in the first five months?

[25:35] What does he like to be involved in with the business? What does freedom look like for him now?

[28:25] He uses this same mindset across all of his businesses.

[30:10] Learn more about his process for hiring and managing purchasing and reorders in his Amazon business.

[32:27] Flowster allows you to build your own workflows or download existing templates.

[34:44] What are Trent’s thoughts on workflow creation and pricing?

[37:26] Connect with Trent and learn about his favorite book and why.

Links and Resources:

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