Q 1.    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:    Full-service painting contractor located in Kansas City, MO.  We serve residential and commercial clients with interior and exterior projects.  We specialize in painting, staining, cabinet finishes and epoxy flooring.

Q 2.    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:    I earned my Associates degree from Blue River Community College and gained more education from UMKC’s Block School of Business.  I also won the Missouri state contest in wood working where I build quality furniture.

Q 3.    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?

Ans:    At an early age and with my wood working abilities, I was approached to join a painting crew for summer work.  My talents and eye for detail quickly gained referral business.  My continued education and accreditations in my field helped me grow my own business and expand into multiple facets in commercial and residential applications.

Q 4.    What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?

Ans:    You need perseverance – don’t give up but just keep moving forward.  Networking is a major component of growing a business.  Ask question

s, watch and listen.  Build supplier relationships.  Get educated on contracts and know how to protect yourself.  Continually educate yourself on products and applications.

Q 5.    What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

Ans:    Leadership, organizational skills and be a self-starter.

Q 6.    How many hours do you work a day on average?

Ans:    12 hour days.

Q 7.    To what do you most attribute your success?

Ans:    Desire and drive.

Q 8.    How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?

Ans:    Word of mouth referrals are the best. Build a website that works for you.

Q 9.    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 started with very little, just the basics.  I reinvested my income for better tools and equipment.

Q 10.    What is the best way to achieve long-term success?

Ans:    You need a plan with goals that are measurable.

Q 11.    Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?

Ans:    In the short-term, I plan to keep a steady operation with slow growth that includes cross-training key employees so that in the longer-term future, I can operate my business without daily direction.

Q 12.    Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?

Ans:    I admire a relative’s business in the technology field.  I have watched him go from a completely different business in the auto industry to watch him explode into a publically traded corporation in the technology field. It has been incredible to see this first hand.  The strategy, the management, the people and the deals.  Every entrepreneurs dream.  Build a business, have the business take off.  Make good decisions.  Grow and manage.  Become a business leader.  Watch your stock price climb.

Contact detail.

Company : Fresh Coat Paint and Stain
Contact    : Andrew Faron
Address   : 3224 Queen Ridge Drive
City         : Independence
State        : MO
Zip          : 64055
Phone      : 816-803-5199
Email      : afreshcoat@gmail.com