Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Better Speech, located in Sanford, NC, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Better Speech is one of the largest online speech therapy providers for children and adults. We serve all ages, from 2 y/o children that have a speech delay to seniors post stroke that need to improve their communication with family and friends. Our mission is to improve the lives of our clients by providing the most effective and affordable speech therapy.
Tell us about yourself
I'm a serial entrepreneur; I've started ~`15 businesses, some got acquired, and some failed. I enjoy the process of learning new industries and best practices along the way. I'm fortunate enough not to be only focused on the financial income that drives so many entrepreneurs. For me, a business without a clear purpose that helps society in one way or another is not worth developing.
I started my career on Wall Street as an investment banker, so I know what purposeless activities look like. I try to funnel my energy and skills now only to creating value-driven businesses.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
The biggest accomplishment as a business owner is seeing the success of your customer achieving someone they didn't believe they could, and your process enables it. I still read every customer review who graduated from our service. It is impressive to see how they appreciate the transformation our speech therapy service provides in their life.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is the consent responsibility and ownership of every minor failure.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Don't listen to the naysayers. The best time to start is now...
- Always ask people around you for help - even if they say no now, it brings the Yes one step closer.
- Ask yourself once a week if you are still working on something purposeful, this will always keep you focused on working on the important thing.
Where can people find you and your business?
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