EP350: Sandeep Chennakeshu - How To Build A Resilient Bookkeeping Business

“I wrote this book for people who want to learn how to build and run a business, and hopefully not make the same mistakes I made.”
- Sandeep Chennakeshu

Starting a new business isn’t easy. It requires us to get very good at a lot of different things. Once we get used to wearing so many different hats, it can be hard to let go and trust in others to help scale our businesses to new heights. 

It is comfortable to complain about the issues in our business, but much harder to focus on and be attentive to solutions instead. What would happen to your bookkeeping business if you empowered yourself and your employees to transform complaints into requests? To say I need help with this, rather than I hate doing this by myself. 

Sandeep Chennakeshu, former CTO of Eriksson, business transformation expert and author, is this episode’s featured guest. He has spent his career helping people transform the way their businesses run, by building a framework that helps others create their dream businesses without suffering the same common setbacks. His meticulous approach to management and diagnostics has helped elevate hundreds of businesses to new heights.

If you are trying to build your own castle, this is the episode to hear from a master business builder and learn what it takes to build walls that will not crumble under pressure. 

During this interview, you'll learn...

  • The value of transforming complaints into requests
  • How to manage & measure your business effectively
  • The importance of getting structure & discipline into your business 

Connect with Sandeep on LinkedIn.

Time Stamps
01:58 - Sandeep talks about his career journey 
05:15 - Overcoming the big obstacles
08:54 - The principles of building & running a business 
12:10 - Staying effective in the face of challenges 
17:20 - Using the right tools for maximum efficiency 
19:50 - How to transform a complaint into a request 
25:12 - The ups & downs of business
30:20 - Transitioning & training for success 
33:55 - Sandeep explains how his book can help you

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Business Management