My passion for helping small business owners comes from growing up in an entrepreneurial household. Both of my parents have owned and continue to own their own businesses. Growing up in that environment taught me many valuable lessons including what it meant to work hard in your business.
I learned that because I saw it every day. My parents would regularly leave before my school day started and come home well into the evening. We also spent a lot of weekends “at the shop”. My parents were involved in almost every aspect of their businesses. It was what got their business to where it was but it was also what was holding them back. I wasn’t able to see that at the time though, I thought that’s what everyone does who own’s a business.
It wasn’t until I went to work for a large, publicly traded corporation that I fully appreciated what it took to improve and grow a business on a larger scale. It was also during these years that I learned how to make the shift from working in the business to working on the business. It was much easier to see in that setting because as I was given more responsibility and larger facilities to run, I couldn’t be everywhere and doing everything.
It was during that time I learned to develop processes and systems to give our team the tools they need to succeed. I had to learn to find and solve the problems that were slowing the business down. And since every business the corporation purchased was different, each facility brought its own set of challenges that had to be overcome to improve operations and grow the business.
Our mission at the Crysler Club is to get small business owners and leaders to make the shift from working in your business to working on your business.
-David Crysler, Founder & Problem Solver