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.
A. Paymentix is a company offering payment processing services to companies located in Miami and nationwide. We cater to retail stores, restaurants and many other B2B industries. Our main goal is to help businesses save on their credit card processing through our array of payment processing solutions and state of the art POS systems. Clients can also benefit from our Credit Card Processing services by saving up to 60% when they switch their credit card processing with our Miami Merchant Account Company. Plus, our Internet Marketing Department can also help merchants increase sales with some our internet advertising services such as SEO / search engine optimization, social media marketing, PPC, Retargeting and many more affordable SEM services. Whether you’re a larger or small business, Paymentix can help lower your merchant payment processing fees and help save on merchant accounts for all types of businesses. We are also currently offering free credit card terminals, swipers and POS equipment for all new merchant accounts that signup with us this month….Contact the best merchant services miami and all USA to talk to a local point of sale expert today.
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).
A. Since 1999, the CEO has been involved in numerous B2B services and has has an extensive track record and many years of experience in the following : Business development, Search Engine Marketing, SEO, Credit Card Payment Processing, POS Systems for all business types, Retail / Restaurant and Online Marketing, Competitor Analysis, Ecommerce Solutions, Video Marketing and more. Clients have been services in Miami, Broward, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach Florida and nationwide.
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?
A. The idea to offer Merchant Services in Miami such as : Credit Card Processing, Internet Marketing, SEO and POS Systems came about as we saw that there was a very large gap in the industry with regards to services required by retail and restaurant type businesses.. Many business owners needed a one stop shop where they can not only save money with payment processing services and Point of sale systems , but also make extra profits with our help with internet marketing services and search engine marketing solutions..
Q. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
A. Simply stated, I would tell them that they should always seek to use a vendor with experience and a vendor that can help them in many different ways rather than just one…
Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A. Self driven , Passionate about their work and good work ethics.
Q. How many hours do you work a day on average?
A. About 6 to 8
Q. To what do you most attribute your success?
A. To being self driven, self learning all the time, energetic, and always protecting the clients interest first.
Q. How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
A. Internet marketing and word of mouth referrals.
Q. Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
A. No investment obtained…started from the gound doing business for the last 20 years.
Q. What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A. By simply believing in yourself, working hard , building a good team, delegating work to the correct team members and empowering the team to achieve short term goals constantly.
Q. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A. Overseeing a large group of executive level team members and concentrating more on Public relations and networking with potential future clients.
Q. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
A. I admire many tech companies such as amazon, google, etc,…
Q. How important have good employees been to your success?
A. They are the very most important element of our companies success.
Q. How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
A. As long as needed until it works out….we never give up.
Q. What motivates you?
A. The idea of helping other clients and team members become successful.
Q. What are your ideals?
A. To help others achieve their goals.
Q. How do you generate new ideas?
A. By constantly reading and self teaching my self from other experts and gurus in the topics that interest me.
Q. How do you define success?
A. By helping others achieve success first.
Q. How do you build a successful customer base?
A. By being transparent with every client and always having their interest first.
Q. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
A. The quality of life and peace of mind aspect of it.
Q. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A. Having time flexibility and having the chance to help other businesses and team members grow…
Q. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
A. The major difference is the ability to dream big and envision what they could turn out to be.
Q. In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
A. I love doing the work that I do so much that I would do it for free….that is what passion is truly about.
Q. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Q. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Q. What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
I have none
Q. How did you decide on the location for your business?
A. Did extensive market research and physically drove to numerous locations for 2 months.
Q. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
A. Yes, there always is a pattern
Q. If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
A. I don’t have an answer for this one…
Q. Who has been your greatest inspiration?
A. My mother
Q. What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
A. Books by john Maxwell
Q. What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
A. Not sure what to say here.
Q. How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
A. Not sure
Q. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
A. Spending time with my family and reading books
Q. What makes you happy?
A. Having quality of life with the family.
Q. What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
A. Many late hours of work from home over the course of many years.