Mary Gay, the owner of Virtual Professionals has provided digital support services for 17 years. She has focused primarily focused on developing customer service and social media strategies, creating training programs for sales support and hiring virtual assistants staff while working with Cox Media, Turner and other companies. As an advocate for "cloud-based employment," Mary educated and trained a distributed workforce of over 300 volunteers and contractors before launching Virtual Professionals.
Today on our EnrichHer edition of StartUp Funding hosted by Dr. Roshawnna Novellus we have Mary who has an amazing startup company focused on helping people get employment. During our interview Mary tells us more about how her company works and the driving force behind her success as an entrepreneur. When asked what led her to become an entrepreneur Mary replies: I’ve always been an entrepreneur....I have always had a heart for helping people. By utilizing the full potential of the internet, Mary’s goal was to create employment when computers became so popular and using a model that worked.
Mary is no novice when it comes to running her own business having been in business for 17 years offering the type of services she does today, but this is the first time she has ventured to offer her services to small businesses who need it. Using an efficient model when dealing with small business which involves cold-calling Mary is able to convince small business that she can help them with the skills, knowledge and people that can create value for them.
Eventually Mary with her business want to create a standard for non-traditional employment for people who cannot get regular jobs for one reason or the other. Speaking on what has got her excited about her company, Mary says she is honing her skills in marketing herself and her company as it is a new process for her but one that she look forward to. Success means a lot to Mary in her own words: Success for me has always been if I was responsible for employing a million people and with an impressive repertoire of skills and strategies she is determined to make that happen.
The company also has some positive impact on the city of Atlanta, by creating jobs and employment opportunities. Mary finally tells us how we can help her company successfully create employment for a million people.
Roshawnna and Mary discuss:
[01:40] Mary tells us more about her company and what led her to become an entrepreneur.
[02:48] Mary shares with us her effective model to work with startups.
[04:08] Mary talks about marketing and happenings in her company that has her excited.
[05:10] Mary answers the question What does success look like for your company.
[06:40] Mary explains how her company’s works positively Impacts the city of Atlanta.
[07:07] She shares ways we can help make her company a success.