Hi – thanks for stopping by!
I appreciate you taking the time to check out the website, and learning about how I can help you build your business.
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.
I had a dream, a vision, a goal – to run my own business. I think I was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit that runs in my family – both my parents were self-employed for many years – my mother was in home care services, and my father manufactured leather handbags. I have to admit – growing up, it was really cool to have unique school bags made by my dad. My brother also runs his own business; and I have a number of relatives who have ventured in the world of entrepreneurship.
So what’s a girl to do?
In 2005, a number of events got me thinking about my personal and professional life – what was truly at the core of my happiness? was my job 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. I took some time to assess my career options – I knew my then-current job was going to be eliminated, and I was certain that if change was going to happen, I was going to take the opportunity to do something that I was truly passionate about, and would offer value to those I worked with. So 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 virtual doors.
Let me assure you this wasn’t a half-baked, overnight idea – I’d been thinking about this business for a long time – what it would look like, who I would work with, and how the business would evolve and succeed. The imminent downsizing of my last job turned out to be a disguise for the new journey I was really meant to embark on. And what a journey it’s been!
Freedom, flexibility, struggles and rewards all have accompanied me as owner of this business. It’s not always glamorous – a LOT of work goes into starting up, running and growing a business – it’s an ongoing challenge that keeps me on my toes and working toward my goals – and I’m only a fraction of the way there! There are also many benefits that I would otherwise not have experienced had I not taken this leap of faith years ago.
The goal behind Alliance Business Solutions continues to be to help business owners build a foundation from which they can launch their ideas – their dreams – stay focused on their vision, and turn their goals into a rewarding and profitable venture. The ‘Alliance’ part of the name describes my desire and intent to strategically align and work with like-minded entrepreneurs – both as collaborative partners as well as clients; while the ‘Business Solutions’ described what I offer – proven strategies and support to help them grow their businesses.
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 – to help my clients run their businesses. Over the years, that role evolved to include management support and coaching; and today, these same business owners benefit from increased productivity and revenue potential, 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 around!
But previous experience alone isn’t enough to give my best. I have to continue growing – personally and professionally – and it’s important that I invest in learning. From books and coaching, to online education – there’s always something new to support my business goals, and those of my clients. Networking, workshops and conferences dot my calendar throughout the year. I’m also thrilled and privileged to be a part of some amazing networks and online communities, filled with brilliant minds in various areas including administrative, technical, creative and financial services. So when you work with me, it’s like you’re supported by a world of expertise.
I feel truly blessed on this journey I started over a decade ago, and there’s still a lot to discover and accomplish. Care to join me? Let’s connect – I’d love to help you achieve your goals too!