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Influence Podcast – Brad Ouderkirk – SureCan

by Tom Lund
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 “Is This Impossible or Just Hard?” – An Interview with Brad Ouderkirk

“Successful entrepreneurs do not wait until the Muse kisses them and gives them a bright idea; they go to work!”  – Peter Drucker

Our recent interview with Brad Ouderkirk reminded us that the founders of high-growth companies don’t take no for an answer. In the words of the late Peter Drucker, “they go to work!” Five years ago, Brad was a successful general contractor who hated the leaky gas cans he often had on his job sites. So he began building lots of wooden prototypes of spill-proof gas cans that would be safer and easier to use. After five years of innovation, Brad launched “SureCan.” He has never looked back!

Over the past two years Brad’s spill-proof SureCan has won numerous awards, including the “Most Innovative New Product Award” at the National Hardware and the Retailers Choice Award. He has national distribution in thousands of stores like Lowes, Ace Hardware, TruValue, and 300 stores in Utah. His advice to other entrepreneurs is to “keep swimming and ask your self is this impossible or just hard?” We hope you enjoy this interview with Brad Ouderkirk, a successful entrepreneur that had a bright idea and went to work!

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Garrett Koerner
Garrett is a tax partner with Tanner LLC, joining the firm in December 2015. He is very passionate about Utah business! Garrett is an advocate for his clients, helping them grow and prosper while navigating the complicated tax rules that exist in the United States. He loves helping entrepreneurs tell their story.
Dan Griffiths
Dan is a strategy and leadership consultant at Tanner. He facilitates over 75 board and executive team off-sites each year and specializes in strategic, exit, and succession planning and leadership development. Dan loves spending time with innovators, entrepreneurs, and people that challenge him to think differently.

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