Retail Checks & Balances

Fundamental Friendship with Jason Baylis

March 11, 2024 Kevin Spencer Episode 20
Fundamental Friendship with Jason Baylis
Retail Checks & Balances
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Retail Checks & Balances
Fundamental Friendship with Jason Baylis
Mar 11, 2024 Episode 20
Kevin Spencer

In episode 20 of Retail Checks and Balances, Kevin Spencer interviews Jason Baylis, President of Great Lakes Data Systems, as they discuss the challenges faced by independent grocers and the importance of building strong relationships in business. Jason also shares his journey from a small-time POS company to becoming a leading figure in the industry. 


Tune in as they reflect on the value of taking breaks, the integrity of the game of golf, and the importance of building a team that shares a common vision.


TIMESTAMPS

[00:02:08] Golf Enjoyment and Passion.

[00:05:57] Helping Independent Stores Compete.

[00:13:37] Building Strategic Partnerships.

[00:15:15] Building a Successful Company.

[00:22:08] Golf as a Character Revealer.


In this episode, Kevin Spencer and Jason Baylis emphasize the importance of cultivating meaningful connections to achieve success. Jason acknowledges the support and understanding he receives from his wife, Lindsay, highlighting the significance of having a strong personal support system to thrive in both professional and personal endeavors.


In addition, Kevin and Jason discuss the importance of taking breaks and stepping away from work to gain valuable insights and define vision in business. By allowing time for relaxation, reflection, and relationship-building, individuals can gain valuable insights, enhance creativity, and make informed decisions that ultimately contribute to the growth and sustainability of their businesses.


QUOTES

  • “I just found that it's a unique space, but it's a more valued space, right? I like to, I mean, as you've seen, we were a couple of guys, it's not a nine-to-five and you just get through the day, right? There's a purpose, there's a meaning, and it's a drive.” - Jason Baylis
  • “From that standpoint, I think it's awesome. That's probably what I'm most proud of is that I actually feel like I did create this and I established something. And it's not what it used to be where it was a stepping stone.” - Jason Baylis
  • “Sometimes you got to step away and that's where you get what you need to define vision in your business.” - Kevin Spencer



SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS


Kevin Spencer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kspencer007/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinspencer007/


Jason Baylis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-baylis-43b06844/



WEBSITE


Rod Plus Solutions: https://rodplussolutions.com/


Great Lakes Data System, Inc.: https://www.glds.net/






Show Notes

In episode 20 of Retail Checks and Balances, Kevin Spencer interviews Jason Baylis, President of Great Lakes Data Systems, as they discuss the challenges faced by independent grocers and the importance of building strong relationships in business. Jason also shares his journey from a small-time POS company to becoming a leading figure in the industry. 


Tune in as they reflect on the value of taking breaks, the integrity of the game of golf, and the importance of building a team that shares a common vision.


TIMESTAMPS

[00:02:08] Golf Enjoyment and Passion.

[00:05:57] Helping Independent Stores Compete.

[00:13:37] Building Strategic Partnerships.

[00:15:15] Building a Successful Company.

[00:22:08] Golf as a Character Revealer.


In this episode, Kevin Spencer and Jason Baylis emphasize the importance of cultivating meaningful connections to achieve success. Jason acknowledges the support and understanding he receives from his wife, Lindsay, highlighting the significance of having a strong personal support system to thrive in both professional and personal endeavors.


In addition, Kevin and Jason discuss the importance of taking breaks and stepping away from work to gain valuable insights and define vision in business. By allowing time for relaxation, reflection, and relationship-building, individuals can gain valuable insights, enhance creativity, and make informed decisions that ultimately contribute to the growth and sustainability of their businesses.


QUOTES

  • “I just found that it's a unique space, but it's a more valued space, right? I like to, I mean, as you've seen, we were a couple of guys, it's not a nine-to-five and you just get through the day, right? There's a purpose, there's a meaning, and it's a drive.” - Jason Baylis
  • “From that standpoint, I think it's awesome. That's probably what I'm most proud of is that I actually feel like I did create this and I established something. And it's not what it used to be where it was a stepping stone.” - Jason Baylis
  • “Sometimes you got to step away and that's where you get what you need to define vision in your business.” - Kevin Spencer



SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS


Kevin Spencer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kspencer007/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinspencer007/


Jason Baylis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-baylis-43b06844/



WEBSITE


Rod Plus Solutions: https://rodplussolutions.com/


Great Lakes Data System, Inc.: https://www.glds.net/