Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in general services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jon Reno, Owner of Premier Carpet Cleaning, located in Westland, MI, USA.

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

Carpet, upholstery, tile & grout, and 24/7 Water damage. We service both residential and commercial.

Tell us about yourself

In 2013 I left my position as a senior restorative technician at a multi-million dollar company(large company) to go work for Chrysler corp. It was then I realized I liked what I did and missed the interaction with people. In February of 2016, I started Premier Carpet Cleaning.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I would have to say being a small company but filling the shoes of a large company each and every day. We are able to take on large-scale jobs with no hesitation.

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

One of the hardest parts of being a business owner is that you work day and night and don't get much downtime.

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

Do your research, create plans and jot ideas down in a notebook.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Be honest with yourself and the people around you; take care of and treat each and every one as if you would treat your own family.

Where can people find you and your business?


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