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Just as I like to get to know my clients and community members, I’d like to share with you a bit about myself – how Alliance Business Solutions came about, and what you can expect when we work together.
So what’s a girl to do?
In 2005, a number of events got me thinking: what was truly at the core of my happiness? was my work fulfilling and did I want to continue down the same path? Probably some of the same questions you’ve asked yourself at some point or other. So I took some time to assess my career options. I knew my then-current job was going to be eliminated; and if change was inevitable, I was going to steer it and do something that I was truly passionate about, and would offer value to others. One morning, on my way to work, I made a decision to reroute my career (can you hear the GPS voice saying ‘recalculating, recalculating’…) I said goodbye to that job, and two weeks later, Alliance Business Solutions opened its online doors.
Let me assure you this wasn’t an overnight idea. I’d been thinking about this business for a long time – what it would look like, who I would work with, what sort of impact I wanted to make, and how the business would succeed. The imminent downsizing of my last job turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the new journey I was really meant to embark on. And what a journey it’s been!
Freedom, flexibility, struggles and rewards
Yes, these are all part of being a business owner. It’s not always glamorous – a LOT of work goes into starting up, running and growing a business. There are so many hats to wear – one minute you’re the CFO, the next you’re the marketing department; not to mention admin and customer service. You’re working IN and ON the business – and then there’s that little thing called life added to the mix! It’s an ongoing challenge that keeps every business owner on their toes while working toward their goals. But there are also many experiences that I otherwise would not have had, if not for the leap of faith I took years ago. And you can too – trust me, it’s possible with the right mindset, strategic planning, focus and of course – taking ACTION!
What’s in a name?
Let’s break it down. ‘Alliance’ describes the intention to align with like-minded entrepreneurs; while the ‘Business Solutions’ describes what I offer – business strategies and implementation solutions to help entrepreneurs manage and grow their businesses. And that’s what continues to be the driving force behind the business – to help entrepreneurs build a strong foundation, stay focused on their expertise, accountable to their goals – and turn their vision into a rewarding and profitable venture.
I started Alliance Business Solutions as a Virtual Assistant, leaning on my extensive background in administration – supporting senior executives, client services, recruitment and operations management. Over the years, both my role and the business have evolved to include advisory and coaching support – something I’m absolutely passionate about! To date I’ve witnessed business owners experience increased productivity, revenue growth, greater clarity, confidence and focus – and overall lifestyle freedom as a result of the strategic actions implemented in their businesses. And might I add – I’ve been honoured to work with some of the BEST clients ever!
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Experience gets you only so far – personal and professional goals need to be nourished and I continue to invest in learning opportunities. From books to online training, to coaching – there’s always something to support the business objectives. Networking, workshops and conferences dot my calendar throughout the year. I’m also privileged to be a part of some amazing networks and online communities, filled with brilliant minds in various areas including administrative, technical, creative, marketing and financial services. So when you work with me, it’s like you have access to a world of expertise.
I’m truly grateful for this journey I started in 2005 – and there’s still so much to accomplish. Care to join me and grow your own business?