Primary Business Activity: Structural engineering consulting firm
Number of Employees (including owner): 4
How long have you been in business? 5 years
What is your business philosophy/mission statement? Optimum solutions for complex problems
ABOUT THE OWNER
Owner’s Name: Ellie Forouzesh
What is your background? My partner and I both have a PhD in Engineering and we use our experience, skills, and knowledge for running the business and providing the service to our clients
What inspired you to start your business? Creating jobs for people in my community and using my experience and education to deliver high quality service
What do you like about doing business in Kansas? Kansas is a great place to live and work, people are the best and it is the best motivation for a company to deliver the best to them.
What sets your business apart from your competitors? We are a small business with small overhead and high quality service. 80% of our service is repeat client. We are also M/W certified that gives us an advantage for public projects
How is your business involved in your community? We are in construction industry and we are very interested in working on public projects that can benefit a wide range of our people. we are also very active in helping nonprofit organizations who help support the community and families like boys and girls clubs
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
Why should your business be included in the minority & women business spotlight? We are a Woman owned certified company as well as 100% minority owned. We were able to grow 200% last year and our goal is to double this year as well. Our focus and interests are public projects and we do our best to get more involved in such projects that are meant to be used by many people in our community. Our office is in Kansas and we do anything to support our community. We are a small firm and we are working hard to grow and offer more help to the people in Kansas. We are active in many organizations and charity groups.
What was the biggest “win” in your business’ history? Being located in Kansas with such great people and engineering community.
What’s one valuable lesson you’ve learned that you would share with other business owners? Relations plays an important role in doing business
Tell us an interesting and fun fact about your business. The fun fact is that we still do not have a fun fact
Helping organizations and leaders all across the State of Kansas to continue to operate from the Serving Leader mindset inspired me to start my business. Organizations and businesses are seeking out professional development training that offers their leaders a different and more authentic way to lead its teams and employees. Kansas businesses and organizations get it. The truth is servant-led businesses outperform their competition. The ability to align team and individual goals across all levels of your organization is a necessary skill in a diverse world. I am here to help Kansas businesses do just that!
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