Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Acey Holmes, Founder of BoredLess, located in Castle Rock, CO, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
At BoredLess, we help companies keep teams happy and attract top-quality talent through workplace culture audits, consulting, and facilitation, all based on the neuroscience of play.
BoredLess also provides virtual and in-person strategic scheduling for meetings as well as conferences and summits to improve the presenter and attendee experience. Acey presents on a number of topics related to the benefits of play at home and at work in fun, interactive 1-hour and 3-hour formats.
Tell us about yourself
As a certified speech pathologist, I've always played for a living. One day, I realized that adults deserve to play, too, especially at work. Research tells us that play is the best way to keep our brains and bodies healthy, and I love getting up every day to bring a play to more adults. Seeing the light on a very important business person's face when they enjoy a game or play with a Shashibo cube is what motivates me every day!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Getting my first client. It was such a rush to have my ideas validated and see that others find value in need for play as much as I do!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Money! Starting a business, even a service-based one, is not cheap. I haven't taken out any loans yet, and I don't plan to. This results in me being pretty resourceful about how I run the business!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Find a startup community. The metro Denver area is thick with folks that are eager to share their experiences, knowledge, and insight. Meet people with an open mind and a readiness to share your own unique experiences and knowledge.
- Ask ALL the questions. Don't try to wing it or do it on your own. There are numerous free resources. Meet new people, those that do what you want to do, or something similar and interview them, repeat ad nauseam.
- Be open to feedback from others. The new business is your brand-new sweet puppy, and some folks are going to tell you it's ugly. You don't have to take all advice into action, but make sure you at least reflect on any insight given, especially from those that have gone before you.
Where can people find you and your business?
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