Rod F. Marchand is a highly successful entrepreneur and business leader who has achieved incredible success in a very short period of time. In this exclusive interview, he shares the secrets behind his success and offers valuable advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs.
Marchand believes strongly in having a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, as well as having the drive to make it happen. He emphasizes that hard work and dedication are essential ingredients for success – without them, nothing can be achieved. His advice is to never give up on your dreams, even when times get tough; stay focused on your goal, learn from your mistakes, and keep pushing forward until you make it.
Rod F. Marchand is the president and CEO of Marchand Retail Group, Inc. operating multiple businesses including retail, wholesale, and manufacturing.
As a second generation, family-owned business operation, he is excited to welcome his sons into the transition of a third-generation ownership group.
Rod is a proud husband and father of seven children and currently three grandchildren, dedicated to inspiring other entrepreneurs to seek out achieving their dreams and goals!
How did the idea for your book come about?
It was inspired by a comedian and my readers can hear the whole story right off the bat in the book!
What was your key driving force to become an author/entrepreneur?
Inspired by my father, I have always looked for better ways to improve any industry that I have been involved with.
Tell us about your boon Man F@#K! The Honest Reality of Entrepreneurship Kindle Edition
Man…F@#K! shares the honest and often unspoken reality of entrepreneurship while serving up a large dose of much-needed hope and inspiration to all business owners and entrepreneurs trying to take their companies to the next level. Unlike most other books on business, this book clearly defines the difficulties of life and the challenges of managing and building a brand from virtually nothing into a potential global company. It also accurately illustrates the struggles of working with a family business and the expectations of starting in a small market and what it takes to overcome those challenges and achieve personal and professional goals on a larger scale.
It’s a fun, yet realistic story of what it takes to keep your head up in times of trial – when all you can think is Man…F@#K! out of frustration – in order to ultimately make your dreams a reality. Purchase on Amazon
How did you come up with the name for your company?
It was a long process going through trademark ideas and failures that finally concluded to the name.
How do you build a successful customer base?
The constant theme in building our customer base has always been focused on service! We want to provide all our customers not only the best experience, but deliver a premium product!
What kind of culture exists in your organization, and how did you establish it? We have focused on a culture of personal and professional excellence. Allowing our team to collaborate has been the driving force to becoming the smartest guys in the room, by including everyone in the room!
How many hours a day do you work on average?
My work week can average about 50-60 hours a day, but not without time off for reflection.
Can you describe/outline your typical day?
I follow a pretty strict structure of procedure, however you must always be open to adaption.
How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
It hasn’t affected my life in a negative way. We have always been a family-owned company, so even when I work late or am getting ideas, my family seems to be involved. You have to know when to turn it off and enjoy life!
What motivates you?
By far the thing that motivates me is that we can change the world! Not only in our products and services, but by inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves!