Episode 8: Shawn Still
Meet Shawn Still, General Manager of Olympic Pool Plastering. Shawn initially started his career in health care, but decided to make a shift to the family business when the future of his current industry looked uncertain. In this episode of Big Time Small Business, Shawn discusses many important factors that affect small businesses, such as immigration laws and health care reform. This is one episode you won’t want to miss!
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The Definition of Success
“Success is happiness, it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor,” is Shawn’s take on what it is to be successful. Tune-in to the podcast to hear what he believes is his biggest success.
Big Time Business Blooper
Listen to hear Shawn’s story of the time a crew got lost on the way to a job-site in Charlotte. Shawn recalls how he tried to motivate the tired workers, and what he learned from that whole experience.
“Be anxious for nothing.” – Philippians 4:6
The Road To “Big Time”
What is Shawn doing to become a Big Time Small Business? He subscribes to the idea of helping their existing clients continue to grow. “We’re looking at ways to do business better with the customers we already have,” he explains.
Recommended Small Business Tools
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- Atlanta Traffic is a phone app that allows you to view traffic cameras, maps and incidents in the Metropolitan ATL area.
- Propane Education & Resource Council (PERC) promotes the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as an energy source through investments in research, safety and consumer initiatives.
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
- Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand
Doing It Over Again
What would Shawn do differently if he had to do it all over again? “I learned that expansion is not always better… bigger is not always better.”
Getting In Touch
Want more of Shawn and Olympic Pool Plastering? Check out the company website at www.olympicpool.net