Career Yak

Family Entrepreneurship - James and Bob Lee of Denver Freightways

November 21, 2019 Christopher Goodwillie Season 1 Episode 1
Career Yak
Family Entrepreneurship - James and Bob Lee of Denver Freightways
Chapters
0:00
Intro
2:30
A trucking heritage and an overview of Denver Freightways
6:14
What it's like to work in a family business
9:15
How to determine roles and responsibilities
11:12
The startup process, business plans, and structuring a new business
14:45
The benefits of working in the trucking industry
19:35
The power of small customers and ignoring no soliciting signs
23:30
Balancing long term goals with the daily grind
26:40
How to attract talented employees in an industry where they're hard to find
29:09
What it takes for a small business to survive
30:49
Would you go back and change anything? Get it in writing!
33:05
Learn from those you interact with, and get involved with your community and industry
38:48
Future plans for the company and the benefits of staying small
43:42
Final thoughts: stick to your values and the importance of family
49:15
Closing remarks
Career Yak
Family Entrepreneurship - James and Bob Lee of Denver Freightways
Nov 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
Christopher Goodwillie

James and Bob Lee are a son and father duo who together with other family members own and operate Denver Freightways Express, a trucking company in Denver, Colorado. Listen as James and Bob share stories and insights on starting a business, working in trucking, and managing relationships.

Find us online at careeryak.com

Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Show Notes Chapter Markers

James and Bob Lee are a son and father duo who together with other family members own and operate Denver Freightways Express, a trucking company in Denver, Colorado. Listen as James and Bob share stories and insights on starting a business, working in trucking, and managing relationships.

Find us online at careeryak.com

Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Intro
A trucking heritage and an overview of Denver Freightways
What it's like to work in a family business
How to determine roles and responsibilities
The startup process, business plans, and structuring a new business
The benefits of working in the trucking industry
The power of small customers and ignoring no soliciting signs
Balancing long term goals with the daily grind
How to attract talented employees in an industry where they're hard to find
What it takes for a small business to survive
Would you go back and change anything? Get it in writing!
Learn from those you interact with, and get involved with your community and industry
Future plans for the company and the benefits of staying small
Final thoughts: stick to your values and the importance of family
Closing remarks