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How to Incorporate Freedom Into Your Business

Sebastien Nault is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Tie Property Services, an exterior building maintenance company that specializes in high-reach cleaning. Black Tie operates in four major Canadian markets—Greater Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton—with plans to expand across Canada by 2025.

Outside of Black Tie, Sebastien volunteers on the board of the Vancouver chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). He also mentors college students in entrepreneurship at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and teaches financial basics to high school students through the Junior Achievement program (JABC).





Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Sebastien Nault’s background in the exterior maintenance industry and how Black Tie Property Services was formed

  • Why Sebastien decided to part ways with his business partner

  • How Sebastien uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to run his business and build his company’s values

  • Sebastien discusses how his passion for freedom and travel first began

  • The vision behind Sebastien’s business plan

  • How to find the right team to delegate work and responsibilities to

  • What Sebastien struggles with when he’s away from his business

  • Sebastien’s favorite business books

  • Sebastien shares three pieces of advice for building a successful business

In this episode…

Many CEOs and business owners share the same goal: to create successful businesses and achieve the freedom to live their lives as they wish. For different entrepreneurs, this goal might vary from financial freedom, freedom to travel, or the freedom to follow their own path while running their businesses. However, one thing remains the same: achieving this mission takes hard work, determination, and a strong business plan.

As a successful business owner who travels for multiple months during the year, Sebastien Nault has some expert strategies for achieving freedom while running a company. As he says, the first step is to create a clear business plan that details what you want for yourself, your business, and your time. From there, a CEO must find the right people to delegate important work and responsibilities to. So, what is Sebastien’s advice on how to choose your team, share the load, and enjoy freedom as a business owner?

Sebastien Nault, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Tie Property Services, joins Martin Hunter in this week’s episode of What CEOs Talk About to discuss how to incorporate freedom into your business. Sebastien shares his expert strategies for building a lifestyle business, the importance of trusting employees when delegating work, and how he uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to run his business. Stay tuned for more!

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