Matthew Yahes has 20 years experience in Business Strategy, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. After years on the traditional corporate path, in 2009 he was laid off which began his journey to start his first company at the age of 36. It's been an amazing roller coaster ride ever since. As the founder of Extend Your team, a Virtual Assistant company, Matthew helps entrepreneurs and operators of all company sizes grow their business by getting out of the grind. Matthew was working 14 hours a day on his eCommerce portfolio, managing a team of 6, was buried in operations, and it was affecting his marriage. The situation was not tenable. He had enough and finally figured out how to hire an A+ player overseas who could run the operations better than him so he could focus on growth. He realized that the core issue is people look for a "Virtual Assistant" and not a "Real Professional". In 45 days, Matthew went from working 14 hours to 3 hours a day and now it's 3 hours a week. Matthew built his past two companies with a 100% remote workforce and now helps others do the same. In his spare time he snowboards well, kiteboards poorly, and enjoys life with his incredibly patient wife. Matthew joins the show to discuss how sales dropping 80% caused him to launch a new company that broke 1M in revenue and 50 employees within 7 months. He also discusses how to find the people who can run your business BETTER than you, Why you should NOT hire a VA (hire your next business leader instead!), and The TRUTH about companies hiring people overseas.
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