Kristina Bouweiri, President & CEO Reston Limousine firstname.lastname@example.org
The Entrepreneur Business to Business forum at NVAR yesterday featured an accidental entrepreneur, Kristina Bouweiri. She calls herself this because she never thought or had the desire to become a business owner. She was a 100% commission based sales person selling advertising when she was offered a position at Reston Limousine. It was there she learned what it was like to operate a business. She did booking, invoicing, hiring, you name it – she did it all plus was a mother of four.
There were several events that helped shape her business to where it is today. One is when she was approached to provide a shuttle service for the National Geological Survey which got her company into the government and getting government contracts and the other was 9/11. When 9/11 occurred her business ground to a halt and she had to get out behind the desk and out on to the street to make things happen. She got involved in Chambers, Charities and multiple Boards which all helped her gain clients and not only survive but thrive.
Her philosophy of how to run a successful business mirrors running a real estate business whether you are a broker or an agent.
Here are a few things owners and agents need to consider: