NC Shop Talk

NC Shop Talk is a no limits interview show that shares never before heard tips, secrets, and hilarious conversations with today's biggest names in the auto, aircraft, & carpet industries. Join Mal Maher, owner of NC Carpet Binding, as he interviews today's most talented craftsmen. You'll pick up some new vendors, how to grow your business, and he'll be asking some wild questions that you've never heard answered before. Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: Website: Instagram: nc_carpet_binding


episode 36: Growing Pains & Tough Decisions

When you're a small business owner, you do most of the work yourself. But as your business grows, you find yourself getting overwhelmed. Should you bring in another person? When is the right time to get help? There are many factors to consider, and it's a tough decision. 

In this episode, Mal chats with Corbin Boland of Florida Bay Customs regarding growing pains and tough decisions. Corbin shares what it's like doing most of the work in his shop and the struggles he had to contend with before deciding to hire help. Lucky for him, his wife stepped in and took over some of the tasks that ate up most of Corbin's time. Since then, Corbin has had time to focus on the things that need his attention. 

Corbin got started in the auto industry right out of high school. He went to school to be an auto technician and worked in a few shops for some time. After gaining experience and honing his skills, Corbin launched his own business. He bought an industrial non-walking foot Singer, found a warehouse close to his house, and started a shop. That's when he learned how to sew and when he truly started upholstery. When the business started growing, Corbin had to contend with growing pains and make tough decisions. 

If you're in the same situation and having a hard time letting go of some tasks or finding people who can help you, today's conversation offers valuable insights. 

“Time is my currency. When it comes to doing these interiors, money doesn't really matter. Time is the true currency because all these jobs, they take time.”

– Corbin Boland

In This Episode:

  • Why put yourself out there, especially on social media?
  • Roles & responsibilities at Floriday Boy Customs 
  • Corbin describes how his typical day looked like and what it felt to be maxed out 
  • How to know when it's time to get help 
  • Pros & cons of getting help in the shop and the type of workers you should hire
  • What writing down your goals and giving yourself a pat on the back can do for you
  • Fun time with Corbin as he plays the Rapid Fire Hot Seat
  • Why Corbin still does some custom work by hand instead of getting someone else to do it

 And more!


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 August 23, 2023  48m