Leisa: Hello. I’m Leisa Holland-Nelson, and welcome to another edition of Women Mean Business, where we’re going to take you up close and personal with extraordinary women doing extraordinary things. My guest today is Sue Burnett, Founder and President of Burnett Staffing Specialists, a 37-year-old staffing company here in Houston. Sue, what advice would you give to a young businesswoman thinking of starting her own company?
Sue: Well, I think that the main thing that anyone starting their own business needs to understand is that there is a lot of hard work involved in not only having your business and starting it, but in running it for many years to come. Don’t think that you can start the business and other people will run it for you. I’m here after 37 years most nights long after my staff is going. So I’m willing to give the work, to be perseverant and to also want to build a team of people that can help me build the company too. And that’s what’s been really satisfying to me is that we’ve got very long-tenured staff. And so it’s a lot of work, but it’s very gratifying when it’s a success.
Leisa: Thank you very much. There you have it. Extraordinary advice from an extraordinary woman. I’m Leisa Holland-Nelson, Cofounder and President of Content Active, Houston’s leading web and mobile technology provider. You can find me at Content Active, or follow me on Twitter @lhnelson. We’ll be back again next week with another edition of Women Mean Business.
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