Ep. #32 of the SouthFound podcast - Leo Knight of DBR Systems & Neighborhood Nerds
This interview was recorded for episode #32 of the SouthFound podcast.
Key takeaways from this episode:
- Focusing on the end-user and what they need is critical to a successful relationship
- Being an entrepreneur doesn't always mean creating something new and innovative
- Being around other entrepreneurs is key to growth as a founder
Leo Knight - a focus on the end-user turns into a thirst for entrepreneurship
Being around other entrepreneurs pays off
Leo recognizes that he may not be the definition of an innovative entrepreneur. Rather, he feels his skill is taking a business, process, or product improving existing models.
With that Leo and others decided to launch one of Knoxville's first entrepreneurial community in the form of Entrepreneurs of Knoxville. It was being part of this community that led Leo to the desire to create and improve upon other business models.
Enter Neighborhood Nerds
Next, a lot of requests from friends with their technology needs led Leo and a few partners to create Neighborhood Nerds. Which helps individuals and businesses with their technology challenges and currently serves over 400 customers.