Q. 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.
ANSWER: New Star Payments was originally started In Utah, and are now located in Pleasanton Ca. We have a decade of experience in the payment industry. New Star payments is a Fintech merchant provider, that integrates with 1000s of different software companies and platforms. We work with your business not against your business. We specialize in setting up merchant accounts with different payment options, your choice fees or no fees, it’s up to you. We Also, put together digital marketing plans, and loyalty programs to help your business get found on the web and grow, we have business loans, cash advance programs, Pos systems, and we serve the high risk market, we care about each business uniquely and put together tailored programs for each of them.
Q. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
ANSWER: My Name is Tiffany Johnson, Ceo of Newstar Payments. I have been in the payments indursty now for 10 years, and I love what I do. I have a back ground as well in digital marketing and business consulting. I have been noticed among other payment professionals as one of the best in the industry and helping businesses grow and save money. My greatest achievement is the ability to assist as a partner in your business by providing the necessary tools to get you up and going or to keep you going with long-term growth. I’m a local here in the Bay area.
Q. 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?
ANSWER: I love what I do and I wanted to be the best at what I do and give my clients the best services available with the best cutting edge products on the market. I wanted to change the bad reputation the industry has and make it a better place.
Q. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
ANSWER: Be persistent and take the highs with the lows, reward yourself, and be kind to your self, be sure to listen and not do the talking.
Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
ANSWER: Dedication, problem solver, great listener, prospecting daily
Q. How many hours do you work a day on average?
ANSWER: 60 hours a week
Q. What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
ANSWER: Work on the things that matter the most.
Q. How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
ANSWER: I don’t give up, it’s not an option!
Q. What motivates you?
ANSWER: Helping others in anyway I can to improve there business.
Q. How do you define success?
ANSWER: Success is a choice, and if I put in the work I will achieve the success I ‘m aiming for it’s not just about the money, it’s about progress, and it’s not a destination, it’s a journey.
Q. How do you build a successful customer base?
ANSWER: Prospecting and online marketing along with referrals.
Q. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
ANSWER: The Freedom to create my own schedule and life.
Q. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
ANSWER: Being able to spend more time with my family
Q. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
ANSWER: They are in charge of their own destiny and paycheck
Q. In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
ANSWER: Problem solver
Q. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
ANSWER: Nothing I love where I am in life.
Q. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
ANSWER: It has allowed more time with my children
Q. What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
ANSWER: Not being useful- Always keep learning
Q. How did you decide on the location for your business?
ANSWER: Online search
Q. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
ANSWER: Yes, you need to have a vision and a plan and get really good at one thing not multiple, keep moving never stop, just like a shark.
Q. What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
ANSWER: Doing to much and not focusing on one thing at a time.
Q. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
ANSWER: Working out, movies, going to new places, spending time with family.
Q. What makes you happy?
ANSWER: Spending time with those closet to me and having a positive impact on someone elses life.
Q. What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
ANSWER: Being a lone most of the time, spending more time away from my kids at times, working longer hours to meet deadlines.