Podcast Episode 182: How Austin Andrews Started a Business Out of His Passion

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Several weeks ago, we mentioned SportyCitrus.com and the response was overwhelming. We brought Andy’s son, Austin, into the studio today to answer questions about how he started his company and what he is working toward for its future. Here are some excerpts…

 

How did this business start?

Sporty Citrus began after a hurricane blew away our house and all our trees when I was young. We wanted to replant trees that actually did something useful, so we planted a couple citrus trees.

I really liked taking care of our trees, and as I learned more, I started taking care of other people’s trees.

 

How did you come up with the idea to help other people with their trees?

Originally, the plan was to just help people in my neighborhood. The neighbors’ trees were not producing fruit and the trees wouldn’t grow.

 

What is the difference between you and a landscaper?

A landscaper sees something wrong with a tree and will treat every problem the same. That’s fine for making it look good, but that is not what you need to do to make it produce fruit.

 

Where did the name come from?

I grew up playing sports, and the word “sporty” just kind of stuck.

 

In the full episode, you’ll discover how Austin got his first customers for his business.

 

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Austin is a perfect example of someone who has found a passion, pursued that passion, and found a revenue stream for it.

 

Between now and May 31, you can get Austin’s Personalized Pot Plan for just $24.50—that’s half-off. All you have to do is put “In the Loop” in the subject line of an email and send it to [email protected].

Join us next week, when we’ll have Austin with us again and you can hear more about Andy’s side career working for his son!

 

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