Meet Lisa Rehmer, CEO & President of LR Virtual Resources
Our business is very unique in nature, however, a type of business that is rapidly growing, and becoming the norm in the business world today. The exciting aspect of our line of services, is that it doesn’t focus one particular niche, rather, we have a wide-range of services that are flexible by design to support the individual as well as businesses of all sizes and industries.
Please tell us what being a business owner means to you and why you became an entrepreneur in the first place?
Being a business owner means many things to me; 1) It means that I had enough faith and confidence to leave the corporate world to start my own business; 2) It means that I had to step up to challenges head on, and step out of my comfort zone; 3) It means that I can potentially be an inspiration to others who struggle reaching their full potential…to take that leap of faith and fulfill their dreams. Why did I become an entrepreneur? Simple…I had no doubts it was the right thing to do, and the right time. I knew that I could do anything I put my mind to…no fear! I wanted to start a unique business that would allow flexibility for my family, bring my works passion to the forefront, stimulate the economy by creating jobs, and hire great talent that would ultimately have the joy of extreme flexibility and growth opportunity.
What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?
I don’t necessarily have a “who” influenced me in business, other than myself. My passion and goal to be my own boss one day was all I needed.
What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date?
My greatest professional accomplishment has been my background, my “go get em” attitude, no fear of failure…not listening to those little gremlins on my shoulder that I couldn’t do it.
What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to our readers?
The best advice I have received in business is to “lead by example”, have a thick skin in the business world, don’t work by a job description alone…do anything and everything, it will pay off.
What has been the most effective marketing initiatives or programs you have used to promote your business?
The most effective marketing initiatives has been my website. It took a really long time to write, however, it has gotten great reviews and traffic.
What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?
What is one thing that I have learned as a small business owner? You need to get your name out there, ask for referrals, and be sure to bring “outside the box thinking” to your business.
Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business?
Join the chamber in your area for networking and advertising opportunities, as well as network with other folks in the industry. Don’t forget to work hard toward gaining Public Relation (PR) gigs, such as; articles written about you and your business, radio and TV time.
What do you do for fun/relaxation?
Spending time with my family, travel, going out to dinner, ok…going to Mohegan Sun too
What is Number One Business Goal you plan to accomplish over the next year?
Continue to build my businesses to ultimate growth and success.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Follow your dreams, never give up on something you believe in and have passion for. Never find yourself say “what if”.
For more information about Lisa and Her business visit: LR Virtual Resources today!