CEO John Gambill Jr Discusses The GO Concepts Journey On School For Startups

Our very own CEO, John Gambill Jr, was recently interviewed on School For Startups to discuss the origins of GO Concepts, and how we have developed over the past 23+ years.

GO Concept’s CEO, John Gambill Jr, recently joined Jim Beach on the School For Startups podcast to talk about the company’s journey and development, and key lessons learned over his time in business. Click PLAY below to watch the complete interview:

 

Since 1997, GO Concepts has been assisting the governmental sector with its IT needs.  We have extensive experience helping developmental disabilities organizations and businesses, as well as related agencies, providers, and vendors, comply with regulations, increase efficiency, and control costs with IT solutions that align with their missions.

As a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, an active affiliate member of the Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB), as well as an associate member of the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA), and a frequent supporter of events and fundraisers, GO Concepts has been built as a trustworthy and active member of the local community.

Key Lessons For Startups And Young Businesses

After talking about GO Concepts’ beginnings, John and Jim talked about lessons learned over these 23+ years in business. John had some valuable insight to share with newer members of the business world:

  • Focus On What You Do Well: Don’t try to be a one-stop-shop when you could specialize instead. Doing everything isn’t usually cost-effective, and comes with a range of difficult challenges.“We tried to be everything to everybody,” says John. “That got us into a lot of one-off projects, a lot of high overhead. We made the decision to focus on what we do best and do it really well.
  • Know Why You’re In The Business: You need to be able to answer the question, “what’s your skin in the game?” If you don’t have that realistic mission statement at the core of what you do, then why are you doing it?“I really feel our ‘skin in the game’ is the fact we only focus on their type of organization, so reputation and results are key. Also, we are always looking for ways to get their cost down,” says John. “We want them from a morale and efficiency standpoint to do their job the way they need to do it and provide the valuable services they do to those that need them.”

John and other members of businesses like GO Concepts that have been around this long have a lot of experience in tackling common business challenges. Make sure to learn everything you can by checking out the full School For Startups interview.