In this episode, our hosts Mike Nelson and Derek Foster interview Matt DeFazio from DeFazio's Pizza of Troy and Albany! This episode really highlights that starting with an already-successful business is one thing, but it's what you (and your team) put into it that can make it grow... Or let it crash and burn!
Matt DeFazio - DeFazio's Pizza
00:16 - Introductions
06:25 - DeFazio’s Scale; Past, Present and Future
12:24 - Rising From Hidden Gem to Famous Diamond
16:23 - His Biggest Challenge - Not Finding Workers, But Dealing With Them!
23:00 - Business Owners - Not Out Golfing All Day!
26:12 - Name-Drop of the AWESOME Editor
26:31 - DeFazio’s Biggest Struggle - Online Ordering!
32:05 - The Secret to DeFazio’s Success: Hard Work, But Also Cutting Yourself Some Slack!
36:14 - The Importance of Work Ethic and Common Sense Scheduling
40:04 - DeFazio’s Coaching Experience: How It Helped Him Run His Business, Too!
42:36 - Owning a Business - A Constant, Validating Challenge
45:20 - DeFazio’s “Barstool” Reviewer Score - Sky High! Delicious Food Galore!
51:05 - Final Piece of Advice, and How to Get in Touch
Michael Nelson & Derek Foster
55 Minutes 34 Seconds
July 20th, 2022