All I can offer you and your business is based on my life experiences. Be they business or personal, they all tie in to depict a picture of who you’re dealing with. What I call my business heritage is an additional resource and an immediate benefit readily available to your advantage.
Some of you have known me for years, others have only jumped on the band wagon recently. I recently realized that I have not introduced myself and my background in a formal way to the people following me from online interactions. For the many of my new readers and for the older ones, allow me to correct this mishap.
Farm Upbringing – In my blogs, I often talk of years on the farm, running the family business and/or in real estate. I was indeed raised on a farm with my grandparents. For 14 years, I was privileged to witness first hand a working partnership between a husband and wife. My grandparents ran the farm like clockwork which, I believe, instilled in me the need to be organized. When most things are scheduled and in their proper place, there’s less likely a chance for issues to arise. From that experience, I learned to never underestimate anyone based on their job.
11 years in the Real Estate Industry – I learned to be more than one thing at the time.
“The real estate agent is the workhorse of the industry. He’s a salesman one moment, a buyer’s advocate the next; he’s an analyst, an auctioneer, a consultant, a negotiator, and a marketer; he occasionally performs the services of an appraiser, a clerk, and a loan officer; he accommodates his clients on nights and weekends, and often works well beyond forty hours a week.”
I really liked being in Real Estate and I can say I was great at it. I worked hard for my clients and closing a deal was usually a reward in itself. Being there for families who are buying their first homes was like sharing in the most important moment of their life. Also, every day was different and brought a unique set of challenges. I really got to sharpen my problem solving skills and better my interactions with people. At times the hours invested didn’t correspond to the amount of money brought in, so it really was a labor of love first.
13 years in the Dry Cleaning Industry – I successfully ran my family business for 13 years. Working with my family gave me my first taste in what partnerships should and should not be. It was a wonderful experience and a great learning one as well. If you read my book “What I Missed, 12 Lessons in Life & Business”, you get a bigger feel for the learning experience. I’ve also written several blogs based on it. Running a business was novel to me but I felt even then that it was something I was meant to do. Every day had an exciting new development. I got to work at the helm and at the bottom of the operations. It allowed me to learn about work distribution and more importantly, customer service.
12 years in Kitchen and Bath Designs – Many recommendations you’ll find about my sales services come from this position. I learned so much from working in this industry and made many lasting friendships. This was customer service at its best. I was with a customer from the moment they picked a design or part till after it was installed. This is also the position that made me realize that my business and life skills were not being used to their full extend. The blessing of discovering my true worth stemmed from working in this industry. Having to deal with abusive coworkers forced me to grow into being the bigger person and finally deciding to do what was good for me. This experience is a corner stone of how I deal with my clients. I hated being treated unfairly, so I would never want anyone who works with me to feel that way. The first thing I try to inculcate into a client is the realization of his own worth.
8 Years in Small Business Consulting and Coaching – This was a long time coming. Working in all those positions was necessary to make me the Coach and Consultant I am today. I feel a calling to be a champion of the little guy, because I have been the little guy. This is where I belong and where my skills are needed. I offer comprehensive consulting services, give my clients practical, hands-on support by taking on a responsibility as an interim manager to provide an independent, outsider point of view. In my work, I give priority to making all areas of operations more efficient and ensuring operational implementation. My problem solving skills allow me to dig deep into a situation and identify and drive new growth options and give guidance to a client. Having had firsthand experience with running my own business AND being in customer service, I have the right tools to help a budding or a struggling business build good and sustainable customer relations. My business experience is the basis of what I can offer you, my client.
Let Our Experiences Work For You!
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― Bill Quinn
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