#3: Jeff Long – Founder of Slippa

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2016March

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Jeff Long, a College Works Alumnus, is on the show today! Jeff is the co-founder at Slippa, and and one of the top grossing College Works Painting interns of all-time. Jason Reid and Jeff have a great discussion about how Jeff ultimately became an entrepreneur, and how his success even inspired his own mother to quit her job and start a business!

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Show Notes:

  • Jeff and his brother have grown Slippa into an uber-successful business in just 10 months
  • Jeff grew up around business owners, but wasn’t pushed to be an entrepreneur growing up
  • Jeff produced $265,000 in revenue during his first year with College Works Painting
  • Jeff says the most exciting thing about starting a business were the relationships he built
  • How Jeff’s success has inspired his mother to quit her job and start her own business
  • Jeff’s #1 piece of advice for young entrepreneurs: Don’t waste time, simply get started
  • What a typical day might look like for Jeff:
    • Out of bed before sunrise
    • Usually eats a big breakfast
    • Goes surfing early in the morning
    • Visits clients a bit later
    • Checks email around mid-morning
    • Focuses on closing accounts in the afternoons
    • Attends networking events in the evenings

Fast Five:

  • Favorite quote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Favorite app: Instagram
  • Favorite TV show: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  • Favorite book: The Creator’s Code, The 4-Hour Workweek
  • Favorite technology: iPhone

Jeff’s final piece of advice for College Works Painting interns:

Set a goal when you’re first starting out

College Works Painting gives students an opportunity to build a competitive resume and gain marketable leadership skills. CWP helps university students develop, implement and illustrate a strong work ethic, communication and management skills