LeAnza Enterprises: An Entrprenurial Voice to Be Heard!

Join us in congratulating LeAnza Enterprises for being named in the Top 100 of the 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the “Most Innovative and Boomers Back in Business” Categories!

LeAnza Enterprises in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the “”Most Innovative and Boomers Back in Business” Categories

Congratulations to LeAnza Enterprises, located in Fullerton, California, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the “Most Innovative and Boomers Back in Business” Categories. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Philip LeAnza and asked him to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience.

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Philip: Freedom to be my own boss!….I’m free from the corporate chain!

StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Philip: Self motivator with the love of being independent!

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Philip: Was laid off by corporate America after 35 years as an employee and finally realizing the corporate machine doesn’t care about you because I was just a number in their mind.

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

  • Self Motivator
  • The ability to work alone successfully
  • Must love working with people

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Philip: Do what you love and have passion for.

Inspiration

StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Philip: God and family.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
Philip: Share your God given talent to the world with passion!

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Philip: Be positive and uplifting to enhance every person you come in contact with.

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

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Philip: Personal savings

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Philip: SBA Loan if needed

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Philip: Make 5 new calls every business day no matter how busy.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Philip: Contact friends and family first about your new business and always ask for referrals.

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Philip: Clients want more personal attention and know you care about their business.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
Philip: Audiobook industry is exploding so there is tons of new business opportunities.

StartupNation: Have a funny story about a client or business transaction that you want to share along with a key lesson learned?
Philip: After the actor that did the “AFLAC” commercial was fired a few years back, I auditioned to be the new voice of AFLAC. . . It was a “One Word” audition to sound like their corporate duck. . . I found out thousands had auditioned across the country and it turned out AFLAC already had someone in mind that they eventually hired for the gig.

Learn more about Philip’s business on Facebook 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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