Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Chris Quintana, Founder of CQ Consulting, located in Atlanta, GA, USA.

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

My business helps our clients create more cash flow with alternative solutions so they can achieve financial independence in 3-7 years. My firm’s philosophy is we should make more, keep more, and live more now- not just in retirement.

My customers have been responsible and able to save money, but they are not sure if their money is working for them efficiently. Not sure if they are taking advantage of what is available to them. They don't know who to trust. All they knew was to save. We make sure that their money is working hard for them.

Tell us about yourself

Many years ago, I was taken advantage of by a financial professional. This made me want to learn how to do it myself. The more I researched, the more I learned how rigged the system is against the average American. It doesn’t have to be that way, so I share what I learned with my clients.

All my clients give me 5 stars. This makes me happy and motivated, seeing them live happy life and live great fulfilling lives just like the wealthy people in the know do. It’s exciting for me to see their excitement when they start to see their money working for them like that.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to work because I want to, not because I have to, and doing the same for my clients. Retiring my clients when they don’t think they have a big enough nest egg but it is really about cash flow.

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

All the hats you must wear in the beginning! When you get started, you are doing everything. And then learning how to delegate once you grow. Learning how to let go of some of the things you must let go of.

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

  1. Find your passion- when you are doing that, it doesn’t feel like work.
  2. Find someone who is doing what you want to do, and emulate them. Success leaves clues, don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Ask questions. Have a connection. Find people to work with. You don’t have to do everything alone. Other people in your field are not always competition. See them as opportunities to learn and grow and collaborate.
  3. Have a business plan. Clear goals and direction will keep you focused.

Where can people find you and your business?


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