Krista Tevebaugh is a small business advisor for the Central ISBDC. An advocate for small business and entrepreneurship, Krista utilizes her ten plus years of small business experience to assist clients with their everyday challenges.
Q. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A. The most rewarding part of my job is when a client tells me that I have helped them better their business in some way. Anytime I can help a business owner achieve anything positive that assists in growing or starting their business it feels like a win to me.
I have always enjoyed helping others and giving back. I am blessed that I get to come to work knowing that I get to assist someone in some way almost every day.
Q. What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to someone looking to start a business?
A. Do your research and take your time. Do not dive in before you know everything that is in the water below. Owning a business is a huge responsibility and you want to make sure you are knowledgeable and prepared for all that is involved in owning your own business.
Q. How has your 10+ years of experience help prep you for this job?
A. My 10 plus years of experience as an entrepreneur has had the most impact on my position. I know what it is like to have to make a payroll and the stress and fulfillment that can come with that responsibility.
I have made my fair share of mistakes along the way as a business owner as well as working for others. Learning from these mistakes and applying that knowledge has been a huge factor in what I do. I have also had the opportunity to work with different styles of leadership which I have learned a great deal from.
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