NASE Member Spotlight for October 2023


NASE Member Spotlight for October 2023

Bill Quinn is the CEO/Managing Coach of E. Quinn Consulting, LLC and The Quinn Quantum Academy, a 14-year small business coaching consultancy. Providing his business clients with 40 plus years of business coaching and consulting guidance in operations, team development, funding strategies, and partnerships. Bill has advised and consulted for a commercial photographer, property manager, a sound & audio company, an oil & gas developer, a fund manager of a $150MM investment fund, a hemp cultivation, an extraction & sales company, several home remodelers, and property maintenance contractors. Bill has coached and advised a smartphone and gadget repair company, a Software Engineer, a Cybersecurity Training Institute, a Commercial Bakery & Pastry company, an AV Tech company, a manufacturer of biodegradable products, provides advice to my son’s Leadership Development consultancy, and numerous business partnerships. Bill has authored 6 books, eBooks and workbooks, coordinating, editing, exterior/interior design, and self-publishing.

When and why did you join NASE?
I joined NASE in May of 2021 for business related benefits, seeking opportunities for new clients and expanding my network.

What inspired you to enter the field you are in?
My son called me in early 2008, sharing with me his experience with a consultant who had a degree from Princeton University that was providing consulting services to the department he worked for at his university. He told me that after having worked with this consultant, he realized that I had far more experience than his college educated consultant and that I should start consulting. At that point, I had 27 years of small business management, big ticket sales and business finance structuring experience. In April 2008, I started my sole proprietorship and became a small business consultant.

How do you market your business?
I market my business with email marketing, websites, landing pages, self-published books, an eBook, course offerings and joint-venture partnerships. However, my most effective marketing is word of mouth when exceptional services and products lead to my clients referring me to others.

What challenges have you faced in your business?
My biggest challenge has been mindset, and the people I allow in my business. When I learned to say no more, things got easier.

Do you have any employees?
Currently it is just me, no other full time staff. However, I do work with joint-venture partners and subcontractors. I am hoping to grow my operations to be able to hire some junior and senior consultants to my team.

What’s your schedule like, what’s a typical day for you?
I usually start my day early around 6 or 6:30am with administrative tasks. I will typically meet with clients between 10 am to 5:30pm Monday thru Thursday while aiming to have no more than 4 meetings per day.

What’s the best thing about being self-employed?
The best thing about being self-employed is that I am only limited by what I think I can accomplish. I’m able to choose who I work with and the type of project I work on. I have gained some very amazing opportunities as an independent entrepreneur.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received from a client?
The best compliments are when I have repeat business from clients and partners. Luckily, I have been fortunate that this has happened many times throughout my career.

What’s the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting their own business?
The most important piece of advice I would give to someone starting their own business is to maintain a positive relationship-oriented mindset, and never give up.

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