Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rockstar Business: Garrison Prosperity Solutions

Rockstar Business is an interview series featuring businesses that rock! 


Tamara Garrison-Thomas, owner of Garrison Prosperity Solutions & Busy925©




Mocha Writer: What are Garrison Prosperity Solutions and Busy925?
Tamara Garrison-Thomas: Garrison Prosperity Solutions (GPS) offers several services for startups, network marketing and small business owners. We offer success coaching, business planning, business finding and telemarketing services. The telemarketing services are offered through my virtual call center, Busy925©. We do cold calling, follow-up calls, order taking, appointment setting and sales calls for small business owners.


MW: When and why did you start your businesses?
Tamara: I began in network marketing over seven years ago. I had little help and had to learn the dos and don'ts on my own. Eventurally, I found myself helping others start and build businesses, and the rest is history. GPS was formed. We strive to offer affordable services to new business owners trying to build businesses and transition into working from home. In an effort to continue to expand my services, I created Busy925©. I surveyed several network and direct marketing business owners, and one thing they struggled with was 'following up.' Following up is one of the most important parts of growing your business, and I want to help. Busy925© offers affordable follow-up services for small businesses and cold calling services for those that purchase leads. Busy925© also offers work-at-home opportunities for people interested in becoming virtual call agents. It's been a pleasure helping businesses grow, and I hope to reach more.


MW: Who is your target market?
Tamara:
My target market is network marketing, direct sales and small business owners.



MW: How did you become interested in these areas?
Tamara:
Besides being a part of my humble beginnings, network marketing is a great business tool, especially for the baby business owner. I want to help as much as possible.



MW: What are some of your future goals?
Tamara:
My primary goal is to continue to help people start businesses and "fire their boss." I want to inspire people to feel good about their abilities, stop hesitating, and just go for it! 



MW: Who and what inspires you?
Tamara:
My mother and father have always encouraged me to go after my dreams. Being successful business owners themselves, they give me a lot of advice and support me in any way. I want to continue to make them proud and carry on their legacy.



MW: What do you love most about owning your own business?
Tamara:
Believe it or not, I love the adrenaline rush of finding my next business partner or customer. I make it a challenge for myself and give myself deadlines. It's fun doing everything possible to meet deadlines. I enjoy the journey of finding, contacting, following up and booking! 



MW: What is your favorite inspirational quote/saying?
Tamara:
One of my favorite quotes is "Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be." -Anonymous. I know it seems a bit harsh, but it is the truth. I can't tell you how many great ideas I hear from people daily, and yet they never do anything with them. Sometimes, you just have to take a leap of faith, and that's what I help people do.

        On the other hand, one of my favorite scriptures is "I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip he who watches over you will not slumber." -Psalm 121:1-3. This scripture beautifully reminds me that my help comes from the Lord. I do not have to worry about anything or want for anything because the Lord will help me.


MW: What tips/advice would you give to someone who wants to start a business?
Tamara: "Just do it!" As I stated earlier, I hear so many great ideas that never go into fruition. The only understanding I have of this hesitance is FEAR. Fear is common, but if you never try anything because of this, you will NEVER start a business or do something new. I encourage people who want to start businesses to just jump in there and get started. What do you have to lose except the time it's taking you to decide when to do it, if to do, etc.? Find someone you can work with to help you through, but "Just do it!"


MW: How can people reach you?
Tamara: You can visit my websites at www.garrisonprosperitysolutions.com or www.busy925.com. You can email me any time at tamara@garrisonprosperitysolutions.com, or call my office for more information at 602.503.3016.


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