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?
Ans: Our office is located in Albany, GA, but serve clients all over the Southeast United States. You will get more information about A. West Enterprise on our webiste.
Q: What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)?
Ans: How did the idea for your business come about? After being in the industry for many years, I saw the opportunity to serve clients better.
Q: What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: Stay hungry, strive to be better than you were yesterday, be willing to evolve
Q: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Ambition, patience, vision
Q: How many hours do you work a day on average?
Q: To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: Having a great idea, but more importantly executing on that idea.
Q: How do you go about marketing your business?
Ans: What has been your most successful form of marketing? Word of mouth in the beginning, but more recently we have been doing more digital marketing.
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?
Ans:We were a self funded start up.
Q: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: Have a plan but know that things change and be ready to make changes to that plan
Q: Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: Doing projects all over North America
Q: Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: I really admire Dream Finders homes and the job they have done over the past 5 years growing this home building business.
Q: How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: Employees are vital to any company’s success
Q: How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: Pretty long, I dont jump from idea to idea often
Q: What motivates you?
Ans: Knowing my family is taken care of
Q: How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: I love informal meetings with the leadership of my company to get an idea on how they feel the company is running and where we can improve.
Q: How do you define success?
Ans: Being in the black
Q: How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans: Do good work and stick to your word.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: Seeing an idea turn into reality and become a success
Q: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: Completing the company’s first project and getting a great reaction from our client.
Q: What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: You have to have the drive and desire to be a real entrepreneur, the risk isnt for everyone.
Q: 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 are a company that sits on the reputation of our great employees. So in the end, its all about taking care of them. Happy employees mean you are doing something right as a business owner.
Q: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur?