Question : Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Ans: WE ARE A NON MEDICAL HOME CARE SERVICE PROVIDING CARE FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSONS IN THE COMFORT OF THEIR HOMES. WE SERVICE THE UNION AND ESSEX COUNTIES OF NEW JERSEY
Question : Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans: WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 12 YEARS. THE DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY HAS A BACHELORS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND HAS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY
Question : What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?i
Ans: HAVE ELDERLY PARENTS OVERSEAS. I HAVE SEEN THE DIFFICULTIES OF GETTING PROPER CARE FOR THEM AND THAT IS WHAT INSPIRED ME TO DO THIS BUSINESS I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A SOFT SPOT FOR THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY AND HAVE JUST FOLLOWED MY PASSION.
Question : What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: FOLLOW YOUR PASSION AND DON’T GIVE UP.
Question : What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: PATIENCE, COMPASSION AND CAPITAL TO SURVIVE
Question : How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans: 7-8 HOURS AND AM ON CALL WHEN NECASSARY
Question : To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: MY PASSION AND COMPASSION FOR MY CLIENTS
Question : How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: WE HAVE A LOY OF REPEAT BUSINESS AND A LOT OF WORD OF MOUTH REFERRALS. WE ALSO DO IN PERSON AND INTERNET MARKETING
Question : Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Ans: I WAS SELF FUNDED. I DID NOT PAY MYSELF AND WAS ON A VERY TIGHT BUDGET
Question : What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: KEEP GOING AND DO YOUR BEST
Question : Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: WE AIM TO SEE OURSELVES AS A TOP PROVIDER IN OUR AREA.
Question : Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: Doctors and Nurses and all other medical personnel
Question : How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: OUR EMPLOYEES ARE OUR BACKBONE.
Question : How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: DEPENDS ON THE IDEA. I DON’T GIVE UP EASILY
Question : What motivates you?
Ans: MY FAMILY
Question : What are your ideals?
Question : How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: Brainstorming with my staff
Question : How do you define success?
Ans: MY SUCCESS IS MEASURED BY THE “THANK YOU’S” I RECEIVE FROM THE FAMILIES WE CARE FOR.
Question : How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans: Customer service
Question : What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE THERE FOR MY FAMILY
Question : What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: WHEN I RECEIVED MY FIRST LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM A CLIENT
Question : What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: Entrepreneurs carry their work home and work 24/7
Question : What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
Ans: WE HAVE A VERY CASUAL ENVIORMENT. WE ARE A TEAM OF VERY COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE WHO GO ABOVE ABD BEYOND OUR JOB DEFINATIONS
Question : In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Question : If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Ans: Have more money to start with
Question : How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Ans: It has been great. I have a lot of time for my family
Question : What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Ans: To not have time for my family
Question : How did you decide on the location for your business?
Ans: Based on where I wanted to live and raise my children
Question : Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: There is no formula other than hard work and holding on through difficult times.
Question : If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Ans: Mother Theresa. She is the most compassionate person in the world and a true inspiration for me.
Question : Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Ans: My husband
Question : What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
Ans: Sarah’s Keys
Question : What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Ans: Not starting the business earlier
Question : How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
Ans: Learn from your mistakes
Question : What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Ans: Cook and watch movies
Question : What makes you happy?
Ans: My children
Question : What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Have spent a lot of time building my business day and night
Question : If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?
Ans: Where would you be if you did not start this business.?