Question: What is the name of your business?
Your Answer: US Private Criminal Investigations
Question: Where is your business located (city & state)? Who are the customers you serve? What products or services does you company provide?
Your Answer: College Place, Washington. We serve all the citizens of College Place and Walla Walla; We offer a range of private investigative services, ranging from criminal background checks to private protection services.
Question: Did you quit your "day job" to start your business? How did you initially fund your business?
Your Answer: I started this firm because I wanted to give the citizens of Walla Walla and College Place City a alternative option to traditional investigation services provided by the local authorities.
Question: What has been the biggest challenge in running your company?
Your Answer: Finances, trying to come up with my own money to fund it so I wouldn't have to get a loan from the bank.
Question: What’s been the biggest opportunity that came from owning your business?
Your Answer: Feeling proud and confident in myself for achieving my ultimate dream!
Question: What has surprised you most about being your own boss?
Your Answer: That I could do it!
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: Just make sure all your affairs are in order; legal, financial, commercial before you dive right in to starting your own business; oh and and make sure that the profession your going in to with your business,is something your passionate about and love doing!
Question: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to other small business owners?
Your Answer: Just be smart and have some business smart friends and/or family to talk to about your new small business.