She’s a smooth operator
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Resume highlights: Eleven years in the Valley; made The Book of Lists 2002 Arizona Business Journal Minority-owned Business; no BBB complaints in 11 years.
In one word, your life as an entrepreneur: Juggler
Excluding yours, company you admire most: CenturyLink, formerly Qwest
Three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur: Discipline, organization, networking.
Book that has inspired you the most: Rain of Gold
Historical figure you would like to meet: Anne Frank
Best advice you have received: If at first you don’t succeed, try again!
What prompted you to start your own business: I was the mother of two young children and I wanted the flexibility of planning my own schedule around their needs.
Adjustments made in the past year to weather the current economic climate: Adjusted pricing and offers in order to attract demand.
Important business milestone: Opening the company through 9/11 and surviving the recent economic recession.
If you could do it all over again, what you do differently: I would have avoided going into debt at an early stage.
Advice to others wanting to open their own business: Thorough study of the business requirements, market and location.
Plans for the future: Continue to provide excellent service to new and existing clients.
Most challenging aspect of being a small business owner: Access to start-up capital.
8876 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 107
Scottsdale, AZ 85255