5 Interview Questions + 1 Amazing Entrepreneur = Valuable Insights
Dana Harrison worked in education, manufacturing, financial services and the arts before leading Dress for Success Indianapolis through a stunning five-fold growth. Now she pulls together her passion for organizational optimization into her work as a management consultant with her company, Synergy Consulting Services!
Let’s Take 5 with Dana!
What is one piece of advice you’d give to your first-year-in-business self?
Don’t just market and sell for the short-term, but work on establishing systems for this work that can perpetuate once you’re busy delivering services.
What is your favorite app or tool?
My Surface Pro tablet. I live in OneNote, which is like an electronic notebook, and normally write in it (and sketch concepts, too). I no longer have paper files. I never have to lose time due to missing materials because I always have everything at my fingertips.
What is one mistake you’ve made that you’ve learned from?
One’s people skills and relationship-building success are as important (if not more important) than one’s analytical, problem-solving, and planning abilities.
If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to play you?
What’s one thing you wish more women entrepreneurs knew?
For both men and women entrepreneurs, I think it’s important to stay closely in touch with what you want to accomplish and to acknowledge that bigger isn’t necessarily better. I often see “successful” entrepreneurs who are miserable because they lost sight of their definition of success and pursued what others define as success.
All About Synergy Consulting Services
Synergy Consulting Services helps companies build growth and improve performance. They resolve issues like turnover, negative culture, poor people performance that keep business leaders awake at night.