Tell us about yourself?
I’ve always wanted to make a positive effect on the world and my direct community. Being able to provide a valuable service to the public and provide solid employment for our local community has been life-changing.
I enjoy being active and working out regularly has been crucial.
What do you think is the single biggest misconception people have when it comes to startups?
Biggest misconception is the amount of work that goes into a startup. Navigating a professional career has been riddled with challenges, I’ve learned the best way to overcome most challenges is, to first and foremost don’t give up and get discouraged.
Plans and ideas come to fruition after a great deal of work and energy are exerted. It is not easy to hear no multiple times but it is better than giving up and walking away. You have to believe in what you are doing and that is what has helped me find success.
If you could go back in time to any moment from your journey, and give yourself one tip, what would it be?
Back to the beginning to tell myself to slow down. Getting caught in the work is easy but its important to appreciate each step.
What makes you stand out as an entrepreneur?
I thrive on human interactions and being able to provide assistance when needed.
Understanding that the greatest injustices that happen in this country often happen at the smallest level, we hope to continue to expand our services, especially to those who need assistance the most.
What are some of the best working habits you’ve gained over the past couple of years?
Staying focused each and every day has contributed greatly to my success. I write a list and prioritize my tasks.
Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company?
Traffic Tickets, we help drivers in California challenge traffic tickets for dismissal. The biggest influence has been drivers. Listening to their concerns and providing services has been instrumental.
Where do you see your business in five years?
Growing, there is nothing more rewarding than a client reaching out to us after undergoing the process to let us know that we made things simple and straightforward, and hearing about their success.
What do you think the biggest challenge will be for you in getting there?
Every small business faces adversity and there will be lots of challenges along the way. One takeaway from the pandemic has been that nothing in life is forever, and being able to adapt is crucial as it has helped us avoid any major pitfalls.
Learning to deal with new circumstances and adapting on the fly has been a strength we possess.
Talk to us about your biggest success story so far?
A client received a speed ticket with their kids in the car. She was adamant that it was a mistake and unfortunately she didn’t challenge her camera ticket so this ticket was a big deal. Her insurance rates and driving record were the biggest concerns.
After searching for a way to defend herself she found Ticket Snipers. We helped her challenge her ticket for dismissal; let me tell you her relief, joy and excitement for the dismissal was beyond rewarding.
I believe she received her decision on St. Patrick’s Day and a check for the entire ticket amount. We like to joke that we found the gold at the end of the rainbow together. Not having the ticket on her driving record was the best news.
How do clients and customers find you? Are you much of a salesperson for yourself?
Yes, longevity and word-of-mouth referrals from positive client experience have also helped to build a strong reputation that we are truly proud of.
Online searches and through our website, TicketSnipers.com.
What one tip would you give to fellow startup founders?
Be patient, there are always struggles and bumps in the road. Your persistence and work will payoff when directed properly.
And finally, what do you hope the future brings both you personally, and your business?
Growth, both personally and in the business. It is always great to keep learning, trying out new activities and expanding in the world.