Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with David Bembry, Founder and CEO of Bembry Business Solutions, LLC., located in Hawthorne, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We specialize in helping new businesses get up and running online with web design, social media integration, marketing, and Microsoft Cloud Services.
Tell us about yourself
I started online in 1997 as a record label and R&B artist (Chivalry). Being involved online from the start, it was a natural progression to learn all aspects of operating online, which led to constant learning and evolving with the technologies and techniques required to establish and promote any business online.
In 2006 I participated in an online introduction to web design products from Microsoft. In doing so, I needed a concept for a business, and since I had been helping others for years to get set up online, Bembry Business was developed literally overnight. Microsoft was impressed and reached out to me, and that inspired me beyond belief, so I kept the new company, and here we are. Personally, I'm simply compelled to do and learn things, and I just go with it. I can't explain why my interests are so varied.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Hands down, it was when I impressed Microsoft and was selected to be showcased and then was told that they couldn't because it felt that I was their competition. I smiled for a month!
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The hardest thing by far is finding quality leads. Everything is completely saturated online, no matter your business, and it takes a tremendous amount of effort to differentiate your business from all of the others that offer the same products or services.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be patient, be focused, and accept that it's an ever-changing landscape, so you're signing up for lifelong learning.
Where can people find you and your business?
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