What’s the elevator pitch for your company and why did you get into this business?
I have spent 30 years helping entrepreneurs to grow their business. With Peninsula, I can provide support with the areas of Human Resources that all businesses know are important, but many don’t have time to properly address. I can take that hat away, so that employers can focus on growing the business while their most important resource is managed properly.
Did you do a lot of networking when you got started? How did you grow your network and make it work for you?
Growing your business is about meeting people and giving back. People work with, and refer people they know, to people they know and trust. It can take time to grow that trust, but if you invest and concentrate on helping others, it will come back to you ten-fold.
How many hours do you currently put in as an entrepreneur and how do you feel about that?
I am always seeking opportunities, even when out with my family. However, I do ensure to block out some time when the phone is off and the computer is put away so that there is some balance. When you are growing your business you need to put a lot into it. Just like maternity leave when you have a baby. New businesses are demanding and you need to ensure that everyone around you is on board.
How did you get your first client?
My first client was from a cold drop in. Sometimes that is what it takes and you can’t be afraid to talk to strangers, even if that is what our mothers told us.
Which book, website, magazine, podcast, or other piece of media has the most influence on your business? What did you learn from it?
I have been reading books, listening to audio tapes and learning since I left school. Right now, my inspiration is Phil M Jones, his audio book on audible “Exactly What to Say”, has some key phrases and questions that I wish I had learned years ago.