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How do you keep a business running for 50 years? How valuable is a good reputation? What is the value of premium products in today's market? Join us as we consider the value of quality on today's podcast.
This is the podcast where we talk innovation. Today's guest innovates the old-fashioned way, and I think you are going to like Jim. I don't normally start my introduction right off this way, but after speaking with Jim, it seemed appropriate.
Jim's dad started a small job shop 70 years ago, and Jim and his brother Bob turned that small machine shop into a stable business over the last 50 years. They've weathered economic upturns, downturns, and major customer orders going south. Their company is built around good old fashioned hard work and high quality. Their products are well-known to outlast the competition by a long shot.
I got a funny feeling as I was interviewing Jim because his approach to quality and supplying a premium product felt very close to home. If I could build a business to last 50 years around high quality and no compromise, I would be very proud. As the founder of Table Top Inventing, I found myself taking careful notes!
Small businesses like McWelco are getting more rare these days, but great wisdom is sometimes stored in strange places. Today, Jim McKinley tells us about how they survived 50 years and what he feels are the important values of a strong business and a successful life.
Original Release Date: 10/01/15
Category: Business Professionals