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Inter:views | Cracking The Entrepreneur Bottleneck

For entrepreneurs, wannabe entrepreneurs, and anybody with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Dec 26, 2023

A business where you are a bottleneck will not survive. You must plan on ways to exit or fire yourself from it. That is what differentiates successful founders and those who die with their businesses. But when do you know is the right time to fire yourself?  


Though there is no definitive time, today’s guest tells us it depends on your business. If you can afford to sustain the skill, go ahead and delegate. However, you should also consider whether your talent is the right fit to take over. You do not want to relinquish some roles only for the business to strain. 


Brandon Kleinman, the founder of Birthday App, joins us to discuss his insights into the startup landscape. Birthday App is his third company after two successful ones. He has made all the mistakes and learned all the possible entrepreneurship lessons. But one thing that has been a secret for his success is refusing to become a bottleneck for the business.  


So, join him as he shares these tips and insights to take your business to the next level.  


Tune in. 


Key Highlights from The Show 

[03:39] Why it’s important to fire yourself from your business 

[05:00] When is the best time to fire yourself? 

[06:54] What if you can’t afford to delegate a role? 

[12:52] Why Brandon became an entrepreneur 

[26:33] What Brandon has learned about himself as an entrepreneur 

[30:50] Standout mistakes that Brandon has made as an entrepreneur 

[36:11] Brandon’s main lessons to entrepreneurs and start-up founders from his experience  

[37:04] How to reach out and connect with Brandon 


Notable Quotes 

·        Entrepreneurship is a calling. 

·        Sometimes, do not use money as a determinant factor when making decisions for your business. 

·        Deciding to do nothing is a decision, and it is okay. 

Connect With Brandon Kleinman 






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