Episode 143 | TreeTree & Light Up Columbus

Summary:

Chris & Becca Apfelstadt are husband and wife entrepreneurs with two kids. Becca is the Co-Founder and CEO at treetree, The Agency of Special Projects, and Chris is the owner of Light Up Columbus, a company dedicated to installing, maintaining, removing, and storing holiday lighting and decorations for home owners, business owners, and municipalities.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:57) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:26) The SunDown Group
(00:01:49) SmallBiz Cares
(00:02:26) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(00:02:47) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:02:54) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:04:20) Becca’s background
(00:07:30) Chris’ background
(00:11:52) Becca’s path post-college
(00:12:45) Chris’ path post-college
(00:15:15) Entrepreneurship was always less about money and more about freedom of your time
(00:17:25) The forming of treetree
(00:22;20) I’m 36, and I’ve never had a resume in my life
(00:23:30) Taking the leap into entrepreneurship & the first year of treetree
(00:27:20) treetree gets an office and the founders get tattoos
(00:29:23) How Becca & Chris met each other, and Light Up Columbus comes to fruition
(00:36:40) Hiring philosophy at treetree
(00:42:35) Getting over the $1M hump at treetree, & Becca and Chris’ first child
(00:46:56) Light Up Columbus landing their first major client
(00:49:30) The motivation that comes from others depending on you
(00:53:30) Finding success in other’s achievements
(00:55:00) treetree’s goals for the foreseeable future
(00:56:00) Chris and Light Up Columbus goals for the foreseeable future
(00:58:18) Live Uncomfortably, Becca
(01:00:15) Live Uncomfortably, Chris
(01:03:15) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(01:03:44) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(01:04:14) The SunDown Group
(01:04:35) SmallBiz Cares
(01:05:15) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(01:05:40) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Becca Apfelstadt
Chris Apfelstadt
treetree
Light Up Columbus
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
The SunDown Group
SmallBiz Cares
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