Question: What is the name of your business?
Your Answer: Staten Island health and Healing alliance. Aging well family health.
Question: Where is your business located (city & state)? Who are the customers you serve? What products or services does you company provide?
Your Answer: 314 Seaview Ave, Staten Island ,NY 10305
Question: When did you start your business? Why did you decide to start your own business?
Your Answer: Started about 2008 providing consult services at various health care setting in the community,building brand and repetition ,gaining trust, confidence and opportunities started to open up,currently starting a new joining venture with partnership with Wound expert specialist to provide comprehensive Team health management and community health support Group to bridging the gap in health care and to provide health hair and professional advancement to professional nurses pursuing their carrier.providing net working and mentorship and preceptorship to enhance and share best practice and explore options to improve self and others.
Question: Did you quit your "day job" to start your business? How did you initially fund your business?
Your Answer: No. You can turn your passions to be your profession. Continue to do what you do. Do it better and do more.
Question: What has been the biggest challenge in running your company?
Your Answer: The biggest challenge being the " IT ". You will be responsible for your brand. You think it is easy in the beginning as you succeed you will find out that maintaining your reputation requires commitment and hard work, beside the fact that you have n body to report problems or issues ! So you need to learn as you grow to build skills beside what you do, sell, or promote.
Question: What’s been the biggest opportunity that came from owning your business?
Your Answer: The biggest opportunity learning to learn your self and seeing yourself through others eyes!!
Question: What has surprised you most about being your own boss?
Your Answer: It is opposite of what people believe, I thought would be easier to have no boss to report to. Actually it was the contrary ,working harder as you need not to report to one boss, every customer, employee or vendor becomes your boss.
Question: Is there a success tactic you’d like to share that could help other business owners (i.e. implementing new software, tactic to grow sales, etc.)?
Your Answer: TO START.
Question: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to other small business owners?
Your Answer: Continue to improve your skills .and most important learn to balance work ,family.and health.