My name is Clint Cheek; I am the CEO of ProxyPay. We are an entrepreneur’s resource. Many times, I have wondered “what I want to be when I grow up.” Do entrepreneurs ever really know? Do they ever really grow up? We open restaurants, bars, plumbing companies, accounting offices, become attorneys, dentists, insurance agents, open bakeries and a gazillion other types of businesses. I am no different, I have opened many businesses and tried many things. All of them have challenged and some have been successful. None of them have been easy. My life has led me to experience so many things and ultimately to found ProxyPay. Business is about people, the people who are our customers and the people who help us stay in business – our employees. With employees come, their families, their personalities, and their needs. Employees need to grow, be paid and feel satisfied.
Running a business is hard work and it isn’t for the weak. We must be strong leaders, early risers, attentive to details, kind, patient and relentless. It can be exhausting. The biggest drain on my mental focus was – the bills. Does this sound familiar? When I was an employee payday always seemed so far away, now I constantly find myself saying “it’s payday AGAIN?” The point is things like paying bills, filing taxes, maintaining insurances, keeping employees satisfied and motivated, are a huge part of what we do, not to mention we have a business to run with customers to satisfy. Without customers, we close our doors, then what would we do?
What is success? Is it becoming rich as a business owner? Does being rich mean you are successful? Is it being happy with what you do? Is success making other people happy? Is it putting people through college? Being financially able to support others? Being a leader to others? It means something different to each of us. Your definition of success is just that – your definition. Here is the bigger question – How do you get there? How do you become more successful?
Maybe; you’re the best salesperson in your business, the best person at your business’s craft or you give the best service. No one can match YOU. We can’t clone you either. But here’s what we can do, we can put you in a place to do what you do best. Imagine if all you had to do was be awesome, you don’t have to spend time on taxes, insurance, employee drama or payroll. All that was automated to make employees happier and to cut the cost of all of them. No more time sheets, no more calculating PTO or insurance or waiting months to get your rebate for workers comp. The kind of tools and services the big companies use.