About the Biz
- Company Name: Fresh & Bright
- Who we talked with: Adriana Silva, President
- Year established: 2006
- How to Find Them: freshandbrightcorp.com
- Socialize: Facebook
Get to know Fresh & Bright
We have more than 15 years experience in our field. We provide painting, cleaning, and drywall repair services in Commercial and Residential areas.
As a business owner, what resource organizations have helped you along the way, and how?
They are Charlotte Business Resources, Hispanic Contractors Association, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, and TBR (my accounting firm). Without the help of these organizations, I don’t think I would not have had the success we have now. Thanks to them I have met a lot of people such as General Contractors who later became my clients. These seminars and classes have helped me gain the knowledge that I need for the daily, successful running of my company.
Do you use contracted vendors, or do you employ all of your professionals?
We have employees, but, sometimes we also contracted vendors.
How have you been able to ensure they uphold your quality and care standards at each job site?
All my employees are highly trained and closely supervised. Our subcontractors are referred, but we also asked them for more references.
What habits do you have that contribute to being a successful business owner?
One habit that helped me a lot is to be organized with everything such as paperwork and appointments. I am always on time for my meetings, which shows respect to the other person’s time and business. I pay my credit cards on time, then, I have credit for the next project. Spending wisely is another habit that helps me a lot with my business.