What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
I have participated in Dale Carnegie
programs and specific industry events that have extended training through the National Limousine Association.
Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
Not sure, I believe the yellow pages
Where did you find your first employee?
Someone I knew. At first a lot where word of mouth, but know local college ads and carter builder
Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
Our GM started out as a chauffeur and has been with us nine years. A CSR (customer service rep) I hired 10 years ago, was in college at that time, is now assistant GM.
Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
Mostly Ford Credit
(GM Financing), also my local bank I have a credit line.
What are some of the advantages to doing business here?
Metro Airport is a direct flight for a lot of cities. Therefore it makes this region a lot more assessable. The car industry brings in a lot of people for business.
If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
I would like to have the city of Detroit more economically vibrant. More synergies with all the local municipalities.