"BUSINESS SUCCESS REQUIRES A STRONG WORK ETHIC," SAYS LAURA WULLER
Question. What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of?
Answer. The biggest accomplishment of my career has been taking over a successful business and then making it better through inventory acquisition and diversification, as well as improvements in company procedures and relationship building.
Q. How have you streamlined your services for your clients?
A. Upgrading my software and website has brought efficiencies to the owners I represent, the tenants who lease through us, and my company’s operating procedures. It's expensive, but well worth it for all.
Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out?
A. Trust your instincts, never compromise your integrity, and don’t shy away from challenges. Every experience, no matter the outcome, helps lay a foundation for your future.
Q. Work, family — how do you manage everything?
A. It's like a time-management puzzle. I prioritize and fit office time, family time, and personal time into any part of the day I can, maximizing each day. I also do my best not to bring work-related stresses home to my family.
Q. How did you get where you are today, and who helped you along the way?
A. An opportunity, a supportive family, and the will to be a small business owner. Many former employers also helped me by presenting me with opportunities and challenges that pushed me to get where I am today.
Q. What challenges have you faced in your path to success?
A. An ongoing obstacle that I haven’t yet overcome but have learned to deal with is living so far away from my immediate family. With two children, my husband and I rely heavily upon local friends — and we’re thankful to have them.
Q. What have you learned as the owner of a small business?
A. Being a small business owner has certainly taught me that there’s no bigger pressure than that which you put upon yourself to do your best.
Q. Where did you live before moving to the Lowcounry?
A. I moved here 15 years ago from the gorgeous state of Montana, where I was raised on a ranch — which provided me with a foundation of strong work ethic.
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