Question: What is the name of your business?
Your Answer: Allen Group Real Estate & Business Consulting
Question: Where is your business located (city & state)? Who are the customers you serve? What products or services does you company provide?
Your Answer: Indian Wells, CA: Focused on multi-home owner, vacation home owner, foreign national home owner, providing real estate and tax consulting services specific to the target audience.
Question: When did you start your business? Why did you decide to start your own business?
Your Answer: Initiated our business 1/1/15, to take control of our own destiny and provide exceptional service to our clients with a unique service offering as both Realtors and a Certified Public Accountant.
Question: Did you quit your "day job" to start your business? How did you initially fund your business?
Your Answer: This is our full-time focus, funding with savings.
Question: What has been the biggest challenge in running your company?
Your Answer: Being new to the area - Connecting with our clients
Question: What’s been the biggest opportunity that came from owning your business?
Your Answer: Freedom to service our clients our way
Question: What has surprised you most about being your own boss?
Your Answer: Making sure to stay focused on the key issues of success
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: We're still working on that
Question: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to other small business owners?
Your Answer: Don't underestimate the time involved in setting up your business, from licenses and websites, to client connections