RVE 140: The Power of Focus, Staying Small, and Going “All-In” on Your Business

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Over the past two + years of hosting this show I’ve brought on a lot of guests who are running interesting businesses from their RV — apps, pop up race car tracks at Nascar events, Etsy shops, adventure photographers and much more. I’ve also had guests on the show who were building innovative products and solutions for this RV industry.

Today’s guests are Joanna and Matt Hofmann and they fall into both of these categories. They’ve been living small for over 10 years in vans, RVs, and now a boat while growing Hofmann Architecture – a design firm that’s done over 400 RV renovations.

In this episode we talk about how Matt left his job, started a small renovation business focused on Airstreams, met Joanna and the two of them built a company with over 10 full-time employees and now a new venture called Living Vehicle.

What we talk about in this episode:

  • The importance of going all-in when starting something new
  • When it makes sense to stay small in your business and actually turn away projects so you don’t dilute quality
  • What goes into creating a new product from scratch

Today’s episode is sponsored by: 

Stories from the Road Podcast

One of my favorite parts of RVing is sitting with other people and sharing stories: the good, the bad, and the hilarious.

The Stories from the Road Podcast talks to RVers from all walks of life about what led them to the RV lifestyle, the things they like and the things they don’t like, and where they see themselves going in the future.


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