We had the good fortune of connecting with Hernan Cruz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hernan, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
As many people know starting your own business does take a lot of work, so initially it took me a few years to convince myself if this was something I wanted to invest in. I had worked for companies that provided similar services , and one thing I noticed was that most of the employees Including management had very little knowledge/experience in the plant industry. As my career ended with the last company I worked for , I decided that this would be the perfect time to go off on my own. With the knowledge, experience and the small clientele base I had built up, i knew starting my own business would be my next life adventure.
What should our readers know about your business?
Having my own business (Interior Plant Concepts) has been one of the best things that could of happened in my life. Having encountered some challenges along the way , I have learned many lessons that have helped me mature as a person. Not coming from a business background , it has been interesting learning along the way how to run a business properly. My customers know that I will go above and beyond to provide them the best service possible . In comparison to others I prefer to keep my business small and not grow too quickly , this allows me to dedicate extra time and provide a much more personal service. As for the future of my business and brand, my #1 goal is to always keep my clients happy. Happy clients refer you to other clients , and that’s how your brand will become a name people will think about when looking for this type of service.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When my best friend visits we usually tend to stay in most of the time. We are more of the introverted types, but we will get out to have breakfast at a local restaurant or even dinner. Going on a nature walk or even plant shopping is always on the itinerary.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I can attribute part of my success to my friends and siblings . If it wasn’t for their support and encouragement I couldn’t of built up the courage to start my own business.
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