Q 1. Please give our readers an introduction to your business. Include what your business is, where you’re located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Ans: We are a full service real estate sales company operating in metro Atlanta. Our Office is located in Cobb County.
Q 2. Please give us a brief description of yourself, including educational or entrepreneurial background and any major achievements.
Ans: I am extremely driven and outgoing. I have always had an entrepreneurial drive and have been in business for myself, in some fashion, since my teenage years.
Q 3. What inspired you to start your business venture?
Ans: I was originally licensed in 2005 and once the recession hit I pursued other avenues such as owning a restaurant and a pest control company, but nothing satisfied my drive like real estate. So here we are!
Q 4. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: If you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. Stay humble. Never take your eyes off the prize. You only truly fail when you quit.
Q 5. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Manage your schedule
Watch your numbers
Manage your pennies and your dollars will manage themselves
Q 6. How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans: 12 – 16
Q 7. To what do you most attribute your success?
Q 8. How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: We are a referral based business, so word of mouth is usually how we meet our clients.
Q 9. What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: Focus on your customers’ success and yours will always come.
Q 10. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: Expanding to other areas / states
Q 11. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: Keller Williams Realty
Q 12. How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: A good leader knows that large goals cannot be completed without great people. Our team members are invaluable.
Q 13. How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: Give up?
Q 14. What motivates you?
Ans: The happiness of my family, clients and team members.
Q 15. What are your ideals?
Ans:Integrity is always the correct path.
Q 16. How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: We collaborate to see what the needs of our clients will be for years to come.
Q 17. How do you define success?
Ans: A referral of a friend family or colleague by past clients
Q 18. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: Constantly changing environment.
Q 19. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: We recently assisted a buyer in becoming the very first person in her entire family to become a homeowner.
Q 20. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: Ability to accept risk and understand success or failure rests solely on their shoulders.
Q 21. 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: Customer experience and happiness is paramount
Q 22. In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Q 23. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Ans: Start at a younger age.
Q 24. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Ans: My children directly see what it takes to build a business
Q 25. What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Ans: Failure to the extent of quitting. I keep pushing forward.
Q 26. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Setting goals, working hard and the occasional stroke of luck
Q 27. What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
Ans: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” By Robert T. Kiyosaki.
Q 28. What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Ans: Not truly listening to the answers after I asked the question.
Q 29. How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
Ans: When dealing with a task at hand, see it to completion and there is nothing to worry about.
Q 30. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Ans: Non-work time??
Q 31. What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: If you want to accomplish a goal, there are no sacrifices, just the price you are going to pay for the success you envision.
Q 32. If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?
Ans: What are you doing today that will ensure the success of you, your family and team members 5 years from now?
Company : Ryan Lewis and Associates
Contact : Ryan Lewis
Address : 3730 Roswell Rd #150
City : Marietta
State : GA
Zip : 30062
Phone : 678-616-6518
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org