Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Andrea Fredrickson, Owner of Revela, located in Omaha, NE, USA.

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

Family business? Private business? Or an employee-owned business? Yep... we're talking to you. You have a business that is ready to grow, and you need a plan and your people to be aligned and ready to help you get there. For more than 30 years, we've helped companies with five to 3000 employees become stronger and more confident in achieving their dream.

Tell us about yourself

More than 30 years ago, my father and I decided we wanted to go into business together. We love families in business. We know people want to be successful but don't always know how to get out of their own way or build a company where people are excited to come to work and accomplish big things. Watching people build their confidence and accomplish their dreams is exciting!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is building a team that learns every day, teaches me every day, and lives our work daily. They are driven to make sure that our clients and partners are successful.

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

Never enough time. Always more I want to do.

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

  1. Use what money you have to borrow against. Don't use your cash. Banks don't like to lend money to people who don't have any. Cash is king.
  2. Be aware of your imposter syndrome. Re-record your beliefs to have confidence that you're worthy of the fees/prices you set and you know what you're doing.
  3. Don't make things complicated. Know the problem you solve or the solution you offer and make it simple for people to understand exactly what you do and why they need your product or service.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Starting and owning your own business is hard work and can be incredibly rewarding. Build a group of advisors, a coach, and/or a peer group. Good ones can help you sift through what is important, hold you accountable, and be resources for your growth.

Where can people find you and your business?


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