Sealey Business

Why Do People Choose to be an Entrepreneur?

Why Do People Choose to be an Entrepreneur? Many people started their businesses when the pandemic happened. But even before the pandemic, there were already a lot of people who were interested in starting their businesses. There are a couple of reasons, and we have listed some here:   Desire for Independence and Autonomy It […]
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Pool Routes and Financing

You know what they say about assumptions! I’ve been selling pool routes for over 10 years and can count on one hand (with a few fingers left over) how many owner-financed deals we’ve done. It wasn’t because we didn’t like doing owner-financed deals, we just assumed sellers wouldn’t be interested in it. Last week I […]
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Automating your pool route backend operations

Automating your billing As a route broker I get to see how different entrepreneurs run their businesses. I’m somewhat surprised that many entrepreneurs shy away from automating their backend functions. For instance, quite a few business owners still handwrite their invoices each month and drop off them off while servicing the pool. I always encourage […]
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Taking your pool route to the next level

Bringing technology to your business As a business broker specializing in routes I encounter buyers that come from other industries who bring unique ideas to the pool industry. On one such occasion the buyer’s background was in the cell phone industry back when cell phones were just coming into vogue in Texas. Our conversation then moved […]
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Facebook and your pool route

By now even the most non-tech savy pool guy or gal has heard of Facebook. You know the site that people check constantly when they’re suppose to be doing something productive (I’m guilty). Well here’s a way for your business to capitalize on that 21st century habit. If you haven’t set up a Facebook page […]
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How to grow your pool route

As the owner of several businesses over the years, including a pool service route, I learned to focus on maximizing the 4 P’s – that is price, product, promotion, and place – in order to maximize profits. In each case, the driver of any selection was the customer. So I modeled the successful “big boys” […]
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