Tennessee mom grows business from sole proprietor to five employees in one year
By: Project Organize 615
Today, she has grown that business -- Project Organize 615 -- from a part-time service to a full calendar of clients, five part-time employees and a full-time assistant. Project Organize 615 service offerings include: decluttering and organizing homes and offices, unpacking and setting up new homes, planning and managing projects and creating functional storage spaces.
"Getting organized – and staying organized – is an art," said Delaplain, who happens to be an artist when it comes to organizing. "I have always loved managing projects and being organized so when I left my corporate job I saw an opportunity to blend my work and my passion."
Delaplain started Project Organize 615 in the spring of 2017 with little more than an idea, a website and a good dose of tenacity.
"This area is growing so much, service-oriented businesses like mine are in high-demand, especially in a city where so many people are moving in and out in such great numbers," Delaplain said. "I've been able to benefit from that growth in my business and provide clients with something that helps improve their lives."
After more than 20 years of working for a CPA and consulting firm implementing enterprise systems and reengineering business processes, Amy knew how to set up a business positioned for growth.
She relied largely upon word-of-mouth referrals, online marketing and even neighborhood lunch-and-learn sessions to market her services.
"My talent for organizing is equal to my passion for helping others and playing a role in improving others' lives. I believe this is what sets Project Organize 615 apart and attributes to my business growth. I am grateful I am able to combine my skills and passion and this shows through my work as a project manager and professional organizer."
"My clients, who I am honored to call friends, appreciate how I tackle their projects with their end goal in mind, come with a great plan and how we get after it with some good ole' fashion hard work. We are empathetic and without judgement. Our focus is on creating a functional and organized solution for each of our client's unique spaces and lifestyles."
"I am able to take what's overwhelming to some and make it manageable, while sharing how to get and stay organized and having fun along the way. Clients also appreciate the communication, status updates and follow up I provide from initial contact through the end of the project. Many have shared this was a huge help in keeping them focused and on track."
"I guess it makes me feel like I'm my own kind of super hero. I love meeting new people and working with them to understand how I can help. If I can minimize their
stress by lessening the workload or giving them a clutter free space so they can enjoy time doing more of what they love, everyone wins."
In addition to working with clients, Amy writes a blog on her website po615.com (https://www.po615.com/
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