Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Paul Nicks, CEO of Nickso Consulting, located in Saint Louis, MO, USA.

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

We are a Business Intelligence Project Management Consultancy Firm. We serve clients like Avis, Cato, MasterCard, Purina, Circle K, Forever 21, Honda, and Jaguar, just to name a few.

Tell us about yourself

I have always wanted to own my own businesses and serve my community in a way that pushes us forward as a people.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been the retention of my team and clients while taking great pride in the installation and configuration of the top innovative solutions.

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

One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is knowing that one day you are going to sell the business or pass it down. When you love what you do, letting go is the hardest.

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

Stop what you are doing… Obtain an LLC or a corporation. Open up a business account. Setup a Trust. Obtain Business Insurance and Life Insurance policies. Perfect enhancing your “Customer journey to get to you and do business with you. Treating folks right and doing good business is what I would say. And also, most importantly… Find a way to do what you love to do while offering a service.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Be innovative daily.

Where can people find you and your business?


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