We’re flipping the script this week.
We’re diving into Declan Kluver and Blended Employment’s history.
Confessing and sharing details never before heard on the show, Declan revisits his first business, Blended Juices, tells stories of his unorthodox door-knocking strategies, the early dark-days of Blended Employment, and how he was ultimately featured on Sky News + The Courier Mail.
For anybody that only listens, it’s worth checking out this week’s episode on YouTube for the treasure trove of content we share.
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