Olie Jentzsch is the president of Flitz International, a family-owned business based in Wisconsin. Flitz serves customers around the world by supplying a variety of high-quality cleaners, polishes, and protectants for applications in automotive, marine, sporting goods, aviation, and household-related industries. Over the last 37 years, Flitz has made a name for themselves with customers who want to do it the right way — the first time. Olie and his team have steadily grown the company into an international leader within their industry.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Olie uses a day-timer – stay organized. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Review your goals – Olie writes out his goals at least biweekly.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Olie made a mistake – and Olie tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“Get to know your customers – and listen.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Make the right introduction – be a chameleon.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have had a formal education – learn the foundations of business.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Change – you either grow or you die.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual would pick up new rocks – they think outside the box.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Surround yourself with the best – and trust those you surround yourself with
- Stick with it – don’t give up
- It takes money – there are ways to get money
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