“Trust your instincts and trust the journey.” –Jean Kristensen
True to her words above, Jean Kristensen helps small businesses expand without having to sacrifice what is really important. Jean is the President and CEO of Jean Kristensen Associates, LLC. They provide entrepreneurs with certifications and business strategies while focusing primarily on government contracting.
Jean entered this field after having experienced the challenges of running and growing their own small security business. Learn how she was able to grow their security guard firm from five to 500 employees with a revenue of $15 million.
Join in as Kim Sutton interviews today’s guest, Jean Kristensen, on the challenges, solutions and benefits of engaging in business with the government.
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01:40 Working with the Government
5:00 Getting Approvals
15:51 Barriers for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
22:15 A Lesson to Entrepreneurs
26:30 Is the Area of Operation Restricted?
28:46 Money or Marketing – Who Gets the Contract?
30:37 Resolving the ‘Experience’ Issue and Opportunities for Service Disabled Veterans
36:39 Be a Balanced Entrepreneur