This week, the SBS team introduced our brand new podcast series! Much like our Small Business Saturday video series, Small Business Saturday founder, Mac Frederick, will be interviewing a different small business owner in the Philadelphia area each week on the podcast. We will be releasing a new podcast episode three times a month in addition to our once a month video episode.
For our very first episode, we were excited to interview Tyreese Burton, founder of MOM’S Mobile Oil Change. MOM’S Mobile Oil Change is a traveling small business in the area. MOM’S consists of a fleet of fully equip service vans able to handle all automotive needs on the go. MOM’s changes your car’s oil anywhere you request in 30 minutes or less! With MOM’S, you’ll never have to stress about scheduling an oil change again. They also offer a number of other automotive services – performed at your location – such as windshield blade replacement, tire rotation, and front brake pad replacement.
On the podcast, Tyreese discussed how MOM’S got started, how it gained traction, and how the company continues to stay relevant. Tyreese knew he was passionate about the automotive industry and that he wanted to help people. He did his research and, instead of joining an automotive franchise, discovered that he could do exactly what other companies are doing better and cheaper on his own. MOM’S is actually an acronym for “mobile oil management.” Tyreese wanted a name that was not only catchy but all-encompassing of what the business’ services are. Tyreese completely bootstrapped the company with all of his savings in order to get it up and running.
Once it was created, Tyreese used guerilla marketing tactics to gain new customers, such as handing out flyers and business cards to people as they were arriving/leaving their workplaces. You can hear Tyreese’s full story on our podcast!
Make sure to listen HERE and share it with your friends!