Danny sits down with Doug Butcher, founder of Industrial Rideshop, and we learn about the incredible pieces of information that forever changed the future of Dixxon Flannel Co. Danny G of Vans stops by for a history lesson of his 20 plus year friendship with Doug, for a podcast packed with laughter, tears, and eye opening inspiration.
Small Business Show Interview with Cory Fosket and Doug Butcher of Tanglefree Waterfowl – Small Business Show 134
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What’s the best way to build your companies brand and create fans that are passionate about your products? Cory Fosket and Doug Butcher took a company focused on a single product line and expanded it over the last 13-years into a trusted brand for waterfowl hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Along the way, they’ve learned about the importance of quality and how to step outside the business to plan 3-5 years ahead rather than just grinding it out day-after-day. Listen in to this episode of the Small Business Show to hear the Tanglefree story! During our discussion today, we get some great tips on creating strong relationships with your customers as well as your overseas suppliers to create a win-win environment where your company and suppliers profit while the customer gets a great value, high quality product. Cory and Doug spend some time discussing various measures of success and what means the most to each of them, as well as what they are doing to power through obstacles to propel Tanglefree into the future. We also learn about the pros and cons of selling to big-box retailers vs smaller stores and how to manage each different type of relationship. Finally, you’ll learn what to watch out for when developing products in China and how to create long term success with factory owners. Join us today on the Small Business Show for these tips and more! Then, jump over to the Small Business Show Support group to discuss the show. Chapters/Timestamps 00:00:00 Small Business Show #134 August 30, 2017 00:01:17 Duck season and Ducks Unlimited 00:01:24 Cory Fosket and Doug Butcher from Tanglefree Waterfowl Products 00:02:20 An Intentional Family Business 00:03:30 Acquire a minor line in someone else’s business and expand it 00:04:57 Expand the staff by bringing in more family 00:07:49 Building a brand in today’s world 00:10:28 Making brand engagement a daily focus 00:11:28 Relationships with Customers 00:13:40 Redefining a relationship ahead of its time 00:15:23 Favorite mistake: Not applying vision 00:16:38 The other favorite mistake: learning that quality is better than price 00:19:04 Success metric: Brand Engagement 00:21:40 Look three-to-five years out 00:22:46 Focus on relationships 00:26:01 For a business relationship to work, both parties need to make money 00:29:45 Reward Quality Control 00:30:12 SBS Outtro Tanglefree Waterfowl on Facebook and Instagram