From Meatheads to Millionaires

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“Meatheads to Millionaires” was presented by Aaron Steed (Founder and CEO of Meathead Movers) at the 2012 Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization's National Conference in Chicago: http://www.meatheadmovers.com/blog/ceo-national-conference-173.aspx

Aaron shares his experiences on nurturing Meathead Movers from nothing to an organization of over 200 people and his business philosophy of perseverance. Despite how daunting the obstacles you’re facing may seem, if you view problems as opportunities you're destined to succeed.

Aaron goes on to provide a laundry list of excellent entrepreneurial start up resources. We hope you enjoy.

To learn more about scheduling Aaron to come speak at your event please email speak@meatheadmovers.com

Also check out:
Facebook: http://GymR.at/Facebook_SLO
Twitter: http://GymR.at/Twitter
Blog: http://GymR.at/Blog

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From Meatheads to Millionaires

  1. 1. From Meatheads To Millionaires Aaron Steed, President & CEO, Meathead Movers CEO National Conference, November 3, 2012
  2. 2. “Problems are Opportunities” Jay-Z has 99 of them I have 15 problems http://www.somekindofawesome.com/journal/tag/jay-z
  3. 3. Problem #1 In high school my parents didn’t give me any money.http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/dawson-crying1.jpg
  4. 4. Problem #2 My first job at the carwash didn’t pay enough
  5. 5. Problem #3 I was obsessed with wrestling but couldn’t afford gas http://www.flowrestling.org
  6. 6. Problem #4 My friends parents (and their friends) constantly needed help movinghttp://teamsternation.blogspot.com/2012/10/woo-hoo-another-teamster-organizing_24.html
  7. 7. Problem #5 I quickly heard of many horror stories about other moving companies http://11foot8.com
  8. 8. Problem #6 Our business became popular, but we didn’t have a car or a moving truckhttp://siouxfallsradioadvertising.com/2012/08/18/698/
  9. 9. Problem #7 Now that we’re legal, how do we become credible
  10. 10. Problem #8 Workers Comp went up…
  11. 11. Problem #9 Items getting broken and dealing with unhappy clientshttp://michaelhyatt.com/three-reasons-you-cant-afford-that-high-maintenance-client.html
  12. 12. Problem #10 Maintaining a culture while I’m getting olderhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/agingbooth/id357467791
  13. 13. Locker Room
  14. 14. Weight Room
  15. 15. Computer Lab
  16. 16. Clothing Line
  17. 17. Meathead Parties
  18. 18. Meathead Parties
  19. 19. Meathead Parties
  20. 20. STUD of the Month
  21. 21. Girls’ Night Out
  22. 22. Problem #11 Meatheads hate packing boxes and have atrocious handwriting http://www.w0ql.com/badletter.html
  23. 23. Problem #12 We keep filling up other peoples storage units and we need a new office http://www.flickrhivemind.net
  24. 24. Problem #13 Saturated local market, but wanted to take it to the next level http://www.flickrhivemind.net
  25. 25. Expansion Santa Maria Expanded to Branch LA & The OC VenturaStarted in San Branch Luis Obispo
  26. 26. $8,000,000 Growth$7,000,000$6,000,000$5,000,000$4,000,000$3,000,000$2,000,000$1,000,000 $- 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  27. 27. Problem #14 The housing bubble burst right after we opened a new branchhttp://idahofallschief.blogspot.com/2011/07/department-tightens-budget-belt.html
  28. 28. Problem #15 I still can’t close a moving job
  29. 29. Need a Business Plan? promo code: extreme2012
  30. 30. Need Money?
  31. 31. Need a Logo?
  32. 32. Need a Website?
  33. 33. Need a Phone Number?
  34. 34. Need a Bank?
  35. 35. Need a LOT of Money?
  36. 36. Let’sConnectTweet what you liked best…

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