Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tricia Tamkin, Founder of Moore eSSentials, located in Carol Stream, IL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We provide coaching and training services to help headhunters be more efficient and generate more revenue.
Tell us about yourself
I was lucky enough to fall into a professional I love very early in life. I started as a recruiter in 1993 and opened my search firm in 1997. In 2009, I began coaching and training to give back to the industry.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
At the end of each of our sessions, we ask our students to give us a score on how we did for them that day, on a 10 scale, with 10 being the best. If someone gives us a score above 10, we only count it as an 11 so as not to skew the data. For one of our flagship programs, eSourcing eSSentials, there are 8 sessions to the program, and we've taught it for 13 years. The CUMMULATIVE score for hundreds of sessions is 9.827 on a 10 scale. I'm extremely proud to have built and continue to teach a program that is so well-received in our industry.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Finding the discipline to stay motivated when you don't have a boss. Dealing with the natural ebb and flow of running a business. Making sure you allocate time to work on the business and not just in the business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Make sure you have enough financial stability to make sound business decisions.
- Do a daily plan, and stick to it. The more you plan and then work on the plan, the more you'll accomplish.
- Tame your inner critic. Your standards for yourself are likely higher than anyone else's. Stop beating yourself up.
Where can people find you and your business?
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