Bryan Zmijewski - How to Build Trust With Clients and Teams
Interested in starting your own business but know what the odds are stacked against you? In this episode, Bryan Zmijewski dives into his advice on being a successful business owner. After 25 years of experience working on his own business, he has a lot to share. Read the article below for his tips on what it takes to be a successful business owner and how to support your team and clients in a way that builds trust. Listen to more of Bryan’s excellent advice in the full episode!
How to Build Trust With Clients and Teams
In episode 50 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Bryan Zmijewski, Chief Instigator at ZURB,where Helio was created and a product design company that has been in business since 1998.
During our chat, Bryan shares how ZURB was created and his approach to running a business for 25 years. Bryan gives his point of view on what it takes to be a successful business owner for several years, how he builds trust with his clients and team, and the steps he takes to gain clarity so he can lead the direction of a project effectively. This episode is filled with tips and tricks for anyone already running a business or those who want to get started and would like to understand more of what goes into running a business in our industry!
This article will focus on Bryan's advice on becoming a successful business owner.
Embracing the Flames: What It Takes to be a Successful Business Owner
Bryan has collected a ton of valuable advice on being a successful business owner over the last 25 years. He has learned the importance of facing challenges, reducing ambiguity through clear communication, and leading with compassion along his career path as a business owner. During this episode, Bryan shares his advice on how to find success through careful consideration for your clients and team.
“The question is how much can you adapt? How fast can you work through those struggles? I'd say a good agency would know how to adjust, and a good company is open to the possibility that you're not trying to get everything perfect. You're trying to work through a relationship in which you can produce better things.”
“In my mind, that's the nirvana of what I do - being able to create new spaces for people to operate in and work in, and be able to visualize things that they couldn't.”
Thank you so much, Bryan!
Thank you, Bryan, for joining us on the show and discussing your advice on becoming a successful business owner. Congratulations on 25 years of leading your business and teams! What a huge accomplishment! From how to inspire and guide your teams to working with clients and establishing long-term trust, your advice will definitely help all of our listeners who are either thinking of starting the journey to owning their own business or those who have a few years under their belt and need the motivation to continue forward!
Listen to the complete episode on The Product Design Podcast, which includes a peek behind what inspired Bryan to start his own business and a deep dive into mistakes companies make when looking for a design partner. Don’t forget to follow Bryan on Twitter, and LinkedIn, and also check out his product Helio, which is a rapid way to test and get answers to your creative ideas.
Where to find Bryan
- Twitter: @bryanzmijewski
- LinkedIn: Bryan Zmijewski
- Product Website: https://helio.app
- Peter Drucker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Drucker
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