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Personal Trainers For Your Money - CameronDowning

Fiduciary financial planning can have a ripple effect, which is felt over multiple generations.
Personal Trainers For Your Money - CameronDowning

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in finance but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jonathan Cameron, Principal and Co-Founder of CameronDowning, Inc., located in Miami, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

CameronDowning. We help you perform at a high level by getting your personal finances in shape. By pulling together the fragmented pieces of your financial life, you'll gain confidence, clarity, and financial freedom. We specialize in the needs of four types of clients; Young Professionals,  Founders & Tech Workers, Attorneys, and Retirement.

Tell us about yourself

Like many business owners, I enjoy building something that didn't exist before. But more importantly, as a personal trainer for your money, I'm able to make a positive impact in people's lives. Fiduciary financial planning can have a ripple effect, which is felt over multiple generations.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making the decision to open up our firm in 2014 was our biggest accomplishment. That leap of faith was necessary for all that followed. Since then, we've helped hundreds of families on the path to personal financial freedom. It's a great feeling.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

In our business, compliance is onerous, though necessary. We pride ourselves in maintaining a strict culture of compliance at CameronDowning, but it can consume a lot of time.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Craft your vision and mission statement. From there, make sure you can articulate your company's value proposition. Everything you do must align with this.
  2. Once you know what work needs to be done, break up your big projects into various "sprints" throughout the year. A sprint might take days or weeks -- intense focus on specific, essential items can only be sustained for so long. Make sure you and your team have a specific end in sight for projects.
  3. Rest. Aside from making sure you get enough sleep at night, work smarter, not harder. With the right focus, you can accomplish a heck of a lot more in 4 hours than if you're always trying to burn the midnight oil. Make sure your team has times of scheduled rest. Schedule offsite retreats during the workweek so as to not impede your team's family time during the evenings or weekends.

Where can people find you and your business?

Website: https://www.cameron-downing.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathangcameron/

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