We had the good fortune of connecting with Kym Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kym, how do you think about risk?
Risk Management is a tricky line to balance, but there are safer ways to build up to a larger risk/reward ratio. There is an adrenaline that comes with risk taking, and as long as the adrenaline rush is not the motivating factor of the risk taker, you can mitigate risk with experience. There is risk in every new venture, especially the decision to be financially self-reliant and entertain the idea of opening a business that will sustain your life the way your job does. However, if you’re opening a business in an area of your expertise, you’ve already begun the process of eliminating risk by eliminating a learning curve for an unfamiliar product or service. How many franchise owners have to relearn how to make something as simple as a sandwich all over again? There begins the cycle of frustration because you’re now spending valuable time and money learning how to think like someone else, as it is interpreted through other people. Confused yet? As you become an expert in an area, provide that service until it sells itself, and grow organically from there. You are selling your expertise in every product or service you offer. The easiest and quickest way to fix what goes wrong, is to know what to expect before selling to someone else. You reduce your risk, when you provide confident experienced knowledge and expertise, versus selling simply for profit. And your loyal clients will know and appreciate the difference.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Business Team began as a way to assist Business Travelers and Small Business upstarts with the necessary infrastructure of Business Support all businesses need. We quickly found that small business upstarts are super excited about their new adventure, so we decided the best approach for them is to stand back, allow them the space to “work out” their vision and mission, and learn all the exciting things that happen in the background of business. We step in with consulting or training when they need, and otherwise let them seed, and grow on their own terms. They are our treasures. Business travelers, however, have no desire to worry about the endless stream of background work that has to be managed while the business of business is happening. They want it fast, and need solutions immediately. They are our largest audience, and clientele. We love being there to support the movers and shakers, company or individual, who make the world turn on a dime. They are our adrenaline. In order to fulfill the needs of two vastly different groups of business leaders, we developed a brilliant platform designed to meet the fragmented business support needs of each. Our exclusive platform provides the standard infrastructure of Business Support only when a client or company needs, meeting the level of expertise desired, and budget constraints simultaneously. We’ve eliminated the frustration of hiring a staffing agency for one price, and receiving a lesser qualified staffer, than is required for effective contribution. We also help your project meet budget by only charging for the hours worked, instead of having the clock sitters on watch. We are always here, for questions, brainstorming, momentary stalls…anything that you would rely on an experienced staff member to handle, and equally as efficient, without the overhead of keeping them staffed when a project is at a pause.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Thursday Night – Arrival / Dinner @ a Brazilian Steak House. Best way to try as many delicious meats as possible in one meal.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have the most remarkable family (core and extended) than I could have imagined. My incredibly supportive wife, our brilliantly resilient children, born of us and extended, and my sisters were the beginning of everything God and The Universe had in store for this company to become. From a young age, encouragement to help and support others has been a life long theme. Being a parent (BEST JOB EVER) made that a daily reality. Marrying my wife later in life brought with it the joy of doing things with a better understanding of partnership. Observing my sisters as grown women and friends allowed an empathy to support other warriors and fighters. Lessons learned of every relationship had, professional or personal, is a part of this company somehow. And I am grateful for every bit.