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EnCore Cares Named in the 2014 Home-Based Top 100 Business Winners

Join us in congratulating EnCore Cares for being named in the Top 100 of the 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the “Recession Busters & Most Innovative Categories!”

EnCore Cares in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the “Recession Busters & Most Innovative” Categories

Darla Babineaux, Business Owner of EnCore Cares
Darla Babineaux, Business Owner of EnCore Cares

Congratulations to EnCore Cares, located in Brandon, Florida, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Recession Busters and Most Innovative Categories. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Darla Babineaux and asked her to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience. Darla starts by telling us that as a 55 year old woman, no one seemed to want to hire her. Darla felt that her worth was not being recognized and that she still has a lot to offer to people and her community, and she does!

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Darla: Being in a position to give back and impact others’ lives, positively. Being in a position to always do what’s right and what is expected. No games.

StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Darla: Never giving up on My faith and the attributes (leadership, The attributes God blessed me with creativity, the ability to troubleshoot, excellent work ethic, and my desire to lead others by example.

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Darla: I felt that it was idea that would allow me to help others while I helped myself too.

StartupNation: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

  • Organizational skills
  • Management Skills
  • Ability to continually forecast and keep moving forward

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Darla: Pray. Never give up and be open to change and adapting.


StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Darla: From my bible, it’s my words of wisdom.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
Darla: Everything is negotiable.

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Darla: Treat people as you would want them to treat you.

Tell Us About Your Business, Experiences, & Funding Your Startup

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Darla: A small mortgage company called Palms of Bermuda.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Darla: Form postiive lasting relationships. Always network!

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Darla: Using the Internet

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Darla: Use Social Media too!

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Darla: Lots of growth, so much so I cannot provide service to all who come to me.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
Darla: The influx of growth into Florida.

StartupNation: Have a funny story about a client or business transaction that you want to share along with a key lesson learned?
Darla: Not a funny story, but advice…listen to your client or the people you serve.

Learn more about Darla’s business and view other businesses that entered and placed in the competition by clicking here for the top ten and a full list 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and entrants.

Do you have a startup? Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an idea that has taken off and want to share your success with others? Would you like your business to receive priceless exposure in the media and be positioned to take your business to the next level? Then join us this fall for the 8th Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition which ranks outstanding home-based businesses and the amazing people behind them! Watch for your change to enter! In the meantime, be sure to visit us daily for new content to support and grow your business!

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