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: All so cal, offices in orange county, orange county and sanfrancisco
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).
Ans: Stanley Vargas of Home Front Inspect is an industry leader that specializes in all aspects of Residential/Commercial Real Estate Inspection in Los Angeles, CA. Stan is an Orange County, CA native and graduate of Fullerton CSU, where he received a BA in Business Management.
Since joining Home Front in 2011, Stan has prided himself in his passionate and heartfelt drive to serve his clients’ best interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to providing the perfect inspection whether its a condo, residential, commercial or luxury real estate. His devotion and unparalleled customer service has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Passionate to his craft, he continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to new technology in the inspection industry which is the key to the perfect property inspection. Owner
Certified Home Inspector
Certified Environmental Surveyor
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?
Ans: Wanted to change the home inspection industry by setting higher standards.
Q: What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: Continue education.
Q: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Risk taker, commitment, positve mentality
Q: How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans: 24-7, Dinner, breakfast, sleep
Q: To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: My life experiences, good or bad
Q: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: Everything that requires an investment, you’ve got to invest to reep the rewards
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: Started business with only $2,500
Q: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: Set a goal, a 1 year goal, conquer it, then set a 5, conquer that one, that creates a natural life style, a successful one
Q: Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: The exact moment i am doing now, chasing, thinking about the next 5 years, always chase that uknown, in 5 years i wont see my self as i do now, i will see myself as something else but it will shape me as i continue to grow
Q: Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: The one that is on my next list to establish
Q: How important have good employees been to your success?
Q: How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: If it doesn’t work the first time, try and try again, make it work or move on but don’t give up the first time
Q: What motivates you?
Ans: My happy customers and the growth of our business
Q: How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: If you want to expand your business it requires a lot of ideas, always expand imagination research research research
Q: How do you define success?
Ans: Accomplishing something better each and every time
Q: How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans: Referal and word of mouth
Q: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: You can do and run your business your own way, the way that feels right in your own mind
Q: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: Getting that first phone call
Q: What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: They feel comfortable being told what to do, when to work, those are the ones who work for someone else, they live someone elses dream or story, an entreprenour lives for hime self does not depend on anyone, does not want to feel comfortable, feeling comfortable is not productive, you must push yourself, push yourself for new ideas and ways to reinvest to grow
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: I enjoy owning a small business, i can inject my ideas immedietly to take effect for any improvement where areas are lacking, now the goal is to grow 5 more streams of income, don’t stop on your first business,
Q: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Q: If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Ans: Done it sooner
Q: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Ans: People can depend on you and not the other way around
Q: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Ans: Fear keeps you alive, it helps you stay sane knowing you can conquer it whenver you set your mind to it, what a boring world without fear, wouldn’t give us an reason to overcome anything
Q: How did you decide on the location for your business?
Ans: Economic Growth
Q: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Yes, try try again don’t give up, that pattern never fails
Q: If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Ans: It would be me, 10 years from today and 10 years in the past
Q: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Q: What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
Ans: The art of persuasion
Q: What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Ans: Too many to list
Q: How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
Ans: Don’t think that is possible
Q: What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Ans: Fishing, camping, nature
Q: What makes you happy?
Ans: Friends and family
Q: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Spending time with loved ones
Q: If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?
Ans: Ask me more