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The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

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Oct 19, 2020

This week, Jeff Amerine talks with Sam Alley, chairman, and CEO of VCC.  VCC is a leading general contractor in the nation, and it is the largest retail construction company in America.  In this episode, you will hear about how Sam started VCC with two partners, challenges the business has overcome, and the strong culture found within the company.  Sam also shares advice for engineers who are looking to build their own businesses.  As always, thanks for tuning in!

Shownotes

(1:10) Sam Allley introduces VCC

(3:46) Sam talks about the early days at VCC 

(6:18) Challenges that VCC has overcome

(9:34) Advice for entrepreneurs looking to build large enterprises 

(11:47) Building a strong culture

(14:19) Managing a business through COVID-19 

(20:06) Advice for engineers looking to start their own business 

(22:15) Sam’s take on the American Dream

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“So really, construction includes engineering and business together, and that’s why I was really excited to choose the construction industry.” (2:41)

“If you ever go and start your own company, people will come and ask you to service them because they’ve dealt with you.  And it doesn’t matter what the name of the company is, it’s the individual that makes a difference.”  (4:09)