Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tracy Flint, CEO of Heart for HR, LLC., located in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Heart for HR is a boutique HR consulting firm dedicated to assisting in the optimization of HR departments for small businesses and start-ups by offering a broad range of consulting, training, and assistance geared toward improving HR processes and services, reducing costs, consolidating systems, providing better controls and aligning services with business strategies.
Tell us about yourself
I am an accomplished HR director, consultant, and business partner with years of experience in tech start-ups. I was first introduced to my love of HR as a Business Operations Manager. As part of my role, I enjoyed serving and supporting the employees of the organization.
I started my business during the pandemic in June 2020. My passion for leading and being a proactive change agent with the ability to create high engagement and performance to achieve organizational goals and objectives is what motivates me.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is stepping out of faith to start my business during a pandemic. I joined a CEO cohort to help me understand how to transition my mindset from employee to business owner. I continue to learn every day and take the steps to achieve new accomplishments.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The hardest thing that comes from being a business owner is risks and responsibilities. As a business owner, you are responsible for all of the decision-making, and it is important to know your risk tolerance. However, if you do not take risks, you will never know your fullest potential.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- It is ok to move forward, afraid. Do not let fear stop your progress.
- You do not have to know all of the answers. Learn from your experiences.
- Be sure to create boundaries and make time for self-care. It is important to guard your peace and recharge your batteries.
Where can people find you and your business?
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