Business Success Stories: Gonzales School of Languages
|Name: Raul Gonzales
Company Name: Gonzales School of Languages
Company Address: 7500 San Felipe St. – Suite 600 Houston, TX 7063
Company Phone: 713-419-1035
Web Site URL: http://www.gonzaleslanguages.com
# of Locations: 1
# of Employees: 5
Tell us a little bit about your business?
We have trained people and professional people to learn a foreign language before traveling abroad for business or pleasure for over 48 years. Our school has worked with universities such as UCLA, in the Oil & Gas Industry, and other corporations in Florida and across Texas.
What is the single most important piece of advice you would give someone starting a business?
The most important thing when you are starting a business is having some capital because your business may have a slow start.
How did/does Greensheet Media help you with your business goals?
By advertising within the Greensheet paper and on TheGreensheet.com, it has helped me get my name out there and to reach new people.
What was the most challenging aspect of starting your business?
At first, not many people were interested in learning a second language. While working with others over the years, I’ve taught them the benefit and value of knowing a second language and how it helps them better communicate within the business world.
What kind of mindset do you need to have to be a business owner?
You need to have a positive outlook that business will come. You need to be optimistic and have lots of faith.
What types of things do you do to market your business?
As mentioned before, I advertise in the Greensheet paper and on theGreensheet.com. I’m also utilizing pay per click advertising on Google and working to increase my rank within Organic Google searches.
What is your greatest fear to start a business and how did you overcome it?
My greatest fear was that I would have a big overhead and no students. I overcame it by keeping costs low and spreading the word through advertising.
How is your company different from others?
Our company is different because we personalize our courses in order to best meet the need of the group, individual or corporation. This helps us ensure we get the best results.