We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryce Richardson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryce, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always been somewhat of an entrepreneur, starting way back with just a lemonade stand. Since then, I have always been thinking about the process. The process of how a job is done, and how I could improve that process to be more efficient or produce a better result or experience. When working for someone else, it was hard for me to find an environment to encourage that, and instead, it was just about getting the job done.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Paperlyte’s growth has been a very natural process that has stemmed from a few core values. I think the biggest one is our dependability. We are consistently presented with unique challenges that require us to tailor custom solutions to best fit in our client’s workflow while still delivering above expectations. This requires personal dedication, and not just from the business owners but our employees and contractors too. We are careful to select outstanding people to be part of our team that shares the same dedicated spirit. I wouldn’t describe the come up as easy or difficult. Those concepts are just based on personal limitations of what you can put up with. Everything just takes a certain amount of time and effort and if you put the right amount in you can get it back. What helps though, is loving every second of it. The process is part of it and it’s important to accept (or improve on) that process. I would like the world to know that Paperlyte is a team comprised of people who really care earnestly about the work they are producing. We always try to do more, help the world when we can, and stay out in the forefront of our industry.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Coming to Dallas? You asked the right guy. I work and live in North Oak Cliff so I would start there. Start by grabbing a coffee Hola Cafe then pop across the street to get a gift from Mod&Jo or DLM. We can grab some Tacos from whichever taco stand that decides to be open that day and then head to Tiny Victories, our neighborhood watering hole, to grab happy hour and before it gets too crazy. Probably grab TEN Ramen for Dinner before sliding into the Jettison for a “very cool” post-dinner cocktail. If we still had the energy we could probably catch a band or DJ across the bridge and into Deep Ellum. The next day/night we could head over to Whiterock Lake. Then, let’s roll through Lakewood for lunch and a margarita and end up on Lower Greenville to continue eating and drinking into the night. It’s hard to name a bar or restaurant over there because they are always changing but my favorite right now is Gung-Ho and the WahWah Room (I think it closed since the pandemic.) The next day we can take it easy and check out the vintage motorcycle museum or dig through Lula Bs so you can get yourself something vintage for the house. Let’s wrap up with dinner and drinks at Lounge here, it’s on the other side of town, back in Lakewood, but it’s worth it.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I try to consistently think back on the sum of my interactions and how each played a role to determine the exact place I am at today. I can’t express how important it is to find balance in all things including your perspective. This is where the people in my life really come into play by offering me theirs. My wife empowers me consistently with unmatched, passionate support. My business partner, Jeff, fills in all my missing blanks for us to be successful. Kevin, who inspired me to always find passion in my work. My family and friends, whose influence and support growing up help set everything in motion. I Specifically want to shout out my grandpa’s entrepreneurial spirit, my grandmother’s selflessness, and my mother’s unconditional confidence. An important class, YEK (Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas), should be a course every person has the opportunity to take. It really did so much more than just laying the groundwork for starting a business it taught some basic life skills looked over in our education system like how to do taxes, balance a budget, or layout and execute on a plan.
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