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 – Plano Landscaping Company comes from a humble beginning. The founder Chanc M Killion started it with his father when he was only 16 years old. For the last 12 years we have been providing the most exceptional landscaping services to family and friends of Plano, TX. We strive to make your life more simple. This Company is a full service outdoor living and landscaping specialist
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 Chanc Killion, owner and founder of PLC. I come from a marketing background but began my entrepreneurial career by starting a landscaping company in my teens.
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 – Growing a landscaping company haas always been a long term passion of mine. I enjoy helping residents have beautiful yards.
Q – What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
A – Your biggest fear should be unfulfilled potential not failing.
Q – What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A – Resilience, ambition and honesty.
Q – How many hours do you work a day on average?
A – 12-14 hours a day
Q – To what do you most attribute your success?
A – My father taught me work ethic as a youngin.
Q – How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
A – SEO and Paid ads on google and facebook.
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 – Personal investment.
Q – What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A – Keep going like the energizer bunny
Q – Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A – Living in Thailand.
Q – Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
A – Apple
Q – How important have good employees been to your success?
A – Very it is crucial to have a team you can trust. You cant grow a business alone.
Q – How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
A – Never give up never surrender.
Q – What motivates you?
A – My daughter.
Q – What are your ideals?
A – God is great
Q – How do you generate new ideas?
A – I think of them.
Q – How do you define success?
A – Family and friends.
Q – How do you build a successful customer base?
A – Honesty
Q – What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A – Everyday I wake up knowing I can grow my business more.
Q – What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
A – Ability to overcome fear and risk it for the biscuit.
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 – Everyone respects everyone and no one is above the other.
Q – In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
A – Hustle
Q – If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
A – Start sooner
Q – How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
A – Family is first
Q – What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
A – Failing and not trying again. I never give up.
Q – How did you decide on the location for your business?
A – Hometown
Q – Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
A – Yes read books and hustle everyday. Learn from others mistakes and fortunes.