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Growth Experts with Dennis Brown

May 15, 2023

Author of the book Ironman Mindset for Entrepreneurs, Robert Clinkenbeard, joins us today to discuss how he found, grew, and sold his 20 million dollar landscape company by incorporating his knowledge as an Ironman triathlete into the business world. Robert shares the 4-step growth model he calls The Ironman Growth Formula that gives some insight on ways to scale your own business.

Fifteen years ago marked the launch of Robert’s Phoenix-based commercial landscaping company. Through the years, he was able to expand into Las Vegas, opening multiple branches, making him one of the largest landscaping companies in the Southwest. In 2016 Robert sold his 20 million dollar business; he took his expertise and started coaching and consulting businesses all over the U.S. and Canada.

Tune in to hear Robert’s story…

[01:05] Introduction to Robert

[02:08] Writing Ironman Mindset for Entrepreneurs

[03:18] Current ventures

[04:01] Ironman competing

[05:54] Find your north star

[08:36] Breaking it down to manageable pieces

[11:59] Surround yourself with key people

[13:29] Building a leadership team

[16:19] Building frameworks for your team

[20:27] Final words of wisdom

[21:29] Favorite growth tool

[21:58] Favorite book

[22:22] Connect with Robert


Connect with Robert


Buy his book: Ironman Mindset for Entrepreneurs


Robert’s Favorite Business Tool:

Align Today and Trello

Robert’s Favorite Book:

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't by Vernie Harnish


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