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: We are specialized in Central Park Pedicab Tours in New York City. Pedicabs are definitely the best way to see the park without doing a lot of walk.
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: My name is Vitali Prymak, founder of Peter Pan Tours of Central Park. Our biggest award is “TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence”.
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: I have been working in pedicab industry for some time and one day decided that it’s going to be cool to start own business. Idea to start own company came from my friend Viktor who runs his pedicab company for a long time.
Q: What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
A: Raise your standards, belief and strategy.
Q: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A: Obsession, quality and dedication.
Q: How many hours do you work a day on average?
A: There is no fix time in pedicab business.
Q: To what do you most attribute your success?
Q: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of 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?
A: No capital, no investors, just a dream.
Q: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A: “Practice, practice, practice”
Q: Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A: In Top 10 on TripAdvisor
Q: Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Q: How important have good employees been to your success?
A: It is obvious that good employees are significant for success. But even good employees without company’s vision not very efficient.
Q: How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
A: Never give up
Q: What motivates you?
Q: How do you generate new ideas?
Q: How do you build a successful customer base?
A: Providing best possible customer service for clients.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Q: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A: Referring customers
Q: What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
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?
A: Freedom culture with best quality
Q: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Q: How did you decide on the location for your business?
A: Before company was established. We liked to gather at Green Café, had lunch, share thoughts, experience and watched World Cup. Plus name of Café match our company color.
Q: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
A: “Work hard, play hard!”
Q: What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Q: What makes you happy?
Q: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
A: Taking other job
Q: If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?
A: I would not ask any.
Contact Peter Pan Tours of Central Park to schedule your tour: http://centralparktoursnyc.com/contacts