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Pin Point Consulting | | Owner – Consultant | 08/02/2004 | Small Business Owner
Bryan Long is owner of Pin Point Consulting##comma## a consulting company specializing in Career Planning with the Network Marketing Industry##comma## Personal Development Strategies and Organizational Skills based in Bend##comma## Oregon.

What kind of training or education did you acquire before your venture?
Bryan Long no longer suffers from the effects of Alcohol or Dyslexia and uses his personal growth experiences to help others improve their self-image.

What services or products does your organization offer?
Pin Point Consulting works with individuals##comma## small and large business groups on targeted subjects from Bend Oregon.

What type of business or organization do you operate?
Currently a sole proprietor with plans of incorporating some time soon.

How many employees do you currently have?

How did you originally discover the idea for your organization?
The Pin Point Consulting concept is simply derived from personal experience.

How did you originally fund your organization?
Personal Funds.

Are you the founder of your organization?

Do you believe there is any distinct culture within your organization? If so, please describe it.
Not Yet.

What obstacles or challenges have you faced in your organization?
Physical and financial adversity. They are not completely overcome yet.

Did you accept any advice along the way? Do you believe new organizations should be open to such advice?
An absolute necessity. A wisdom seeks council from the right mentors.

Did you receive any help along the way from other businesses or organizations? If so, how and from whom?

What have been the keys to success in your business? What do you believe are the keys to success?
Self-Improvement. Decide who you want to be and rest will come to you.

What kind of relationship do you establish with your customers or clients?
Working to strenghten my weaknesses.

What types of marketing do you employ?
Person to person.

Do you employ any web or online marketing?
From a product development point of view – very much so.

What role does trust play in business or in your organization?
Do not repeat errors in judgement.

Did you struggle with starting your own organization or venture? Why did you decide to begin on your own?
Since I was 18.

What books or resources would you recommend for individuals starting off now?
Study these authors Steven K. Scott##comma## Dale Carnegie##comma## Napoleon Hill##comma## Brian Tracy##comma## Jim Rohn##comma## Robert Kiyosaki.

Do you notice any trends in the marketplace? If so, what are they?

Do you believe networking and contacts are important? If so, how?
One person can be the difference in directing your life to places you have never even dreamed of.

What do you think about contracts and other legal obligations? Are they important in your business?
It is a life time seminar.

If there is one thing that would sum up your advice to new entrepreneurs, what would it be?
I see many people with degrees working for low wages##comma## not in their career field. I see uneducated people building multi-million dollar business empires. Business is about who you become not what you know. Aside from my Certificate in Network Marketing##comma## all of my people-business experience is from the road of hard knocks.

What, if any, final advice do you have for new entrepreneurs?
Decide what you want in writing and then commit to making that want happen##comma## regardless of how difficult the road gets.

This addedinterviews article was written by Bryan Long on 3/9/2005

Bryan Long Pin Point Consulting Small Business Owner