Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rachel Pereyra, Founder of Mastermind Business Services, located in Leander, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are an outsourced operations agency changing the world by building up our client's businesses for sustainable success. We do this through in-depth process development, custom tech stack builds and automation, as well as thoughtful team design & development. We love working with service-based businesses, digital agencies, and non-profits founded by women, LGBTQIA+ folx, and people of color.
Tell us about yourself
I got my first leadership role in 2007, and it really inspired me to seek out more of these opportunities at every job I had. I had just started freelancing in Jan. 2020, and when the pandemic hit, my business grew and gave me the opportunity to leave corporate and further my mission. I truly believe that our work is changing the world on a micro level by supporting businesses that historically have less access to resources.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I have been able to maintain profitability from day one, sometimes just barely, but I have always been in the black.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The cycle of being in client work, marketing your business, running the internal operations, and maintaining cash flow - the ride can get exhausting sometimes.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Identify some things you really like doing.
- Research to find a market need for your skill(s).
- JUST DO IT!
Where can people find you and your business?
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