Parker County Today May 2016 - Page 59

our community and making some great friends in the process. We still have clients that used my dad and we have had the business for 18 years now. Word of mouth in this community is the best advertisement anyone can have. Being a small family-owned business really gives us the opportunity to meet everyone we do work for. Having someone in your home that you know you can trust is very important. Our clients know us and can trust that we will do the job and do it well.  PCT: What is the most difficult part?  Michel Kinder: The most difficult part is trying to compete with other companies that come and go with very competitive prices that we know we cannot even come close to charging. We know with those prices we cannot make a living, pay employees, buy gas or anything it takes to run a business correctly and ethically.  PCT: Would you recommend this field to others? Why or why not?  Michel Kinder: Sure, I would recom- mend this field to others; it is a great business. Everyone has flooring of some type that needs to be maintained on a regular basis, otherwise they start to look worn and dirty. Residential homes with carpet need cleaning to keep them clean and keep away dust mites and pet odors. Everyone wants clean floors, whether it be tile or carpet, for their family to walk around on or children and babies to crawl and play on without the stress and worry of them getting germs. And, the air ducts in your house or business are just as important to keep clean. Dust settles in the ducts and makes the air you breathe dusty, and also makes the house dusty, which leads to more cleaning. If your ducts are clean, you notice a big difference in the amount of dust in your home and the quality of the air you are breathing is much better.  PCT: What advice you would give to others looking to start a business or going into this field?  Michel Kinder: If you are wanting to start a business in this field, I’d say, “Sure, go for it.” Just be ready to always hear how every other company is charging so much to clean my carpets. If you want to be able to stay in this business, you must be able to charge what it actually costs to do the job and do it correctly, and still cover all your expenses, and that’s just not possible if you are cleaning five rooms for only $99; so you must have faith in God and that He will send you the best clients. If you are an honest company and do the best work possible, earn trust in your customers, the company will grow and it will be a successful business.  PCT: What is something interesting about you that others might not know? Michel Kinder: Well, something interesting about Matt is that he actually went to school for music in college. He can play lots of instruments, but his favorite is guitar. He has been in a few bands back in upstate New York where he grew up and has played at the Apollo Theatre in New York City, which is a great accomplishment.  Cost Effective Solutions Short-Term Cash Flow Quick Approval Process Senior Partner Office: 817-757-7764 | 888-617-7775 | Cell: 817-480-5224 | PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Interface is the leading alternative funding source for small business ... Since 1972 MAY 2016 THE INTERFACE FINANCIAL GROUP Our innovative invoice financing program is a cost-effective way to maximize your company’s cash flow potential. Mitch Bedinger 57