Are you looking to start your own Interpreting or Translation or General business?
First and foremost keep in mind that starting a business is NOT EASY, but it’s also NOT IMPOSSIBLE! If you have the right mindset, ideas, planning in place – you can be very successful!
Do you have an idea, concept, service or product that you want to sell?
Have you done research and know what you need to put this idea to work?
Have you taken into account all the ups/downs, cash flow problems that may arise with a business? If not, it is important to be prepared for the ups and downs and especially the “cash flow” that can break your business!
Do you have a; business plan, strategic plan, etc…in place? If not, I will provide you with all the resources to make sure that you get all your licensing, permits, insurance, etc…in place!
Now, if your looking to Starting an Interpreting and Translation business then this is a whole new “ball game” it’s NOT EASY, but again it’s NOT IMPOSSIBLE!
First and foremost you have to know the industry, you have to know if you are able and experienced to do both. You have to find your nitch, your target market…It takes more than just knowing a “second language” to be a“Professional Interpreter / Translator”…
Many interpreters and translators forget the important things about the business. They forget that if you are a “Freelance Interpreter / Translator” based on the City, State, County that you live in, you are required to:
Invest in a business license
Obtain liability and errors and omissions insurance
Establish a contract/agreement for your services
Have a little sales and marketing experience in order to market your self
Some basic accounting experience in order to properly invoice and collect for your services
These are just a few key points that many “Freelancers” forget to obtain.
Follow my blogand learn more about the do’s and don’ts of this billion dollar industry, so that you don’t end up like “the other guy”…Not adhering to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
I’m the owner of (Elite Services 4 You) I’m a Professional Freelance Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Administrative Assistant, and B2B Marketing service provider.
I have a background of over 15+ years of experience working in several different executives, administrative and office positions, including construction, restaurants, hospitality, warehouse, law firms, real estate, sales and marketing, and general businesses.
I was born in beautiful Uruapan Michoacan Mexico. I was brought to this country at the early age of 3 or 4 and spent most of my life in San Jose, Ca. We had the opportunity to move to Beautiful Sacramento Ca and we have lived here since 1996.
I’ve been happily married for over 25 years and have 4 beautiful and wonderful school-aged boys and baby girl. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, camping, researching and I love to work!
For the past 25+ years, I’ve been assisting friends, family and small businesses “bridge the gap in communication”.
Background: I started working at a very young, helped run my fathers Upholstery business, then became the Office Manager of a New Construction Clean up company, then we decided to move to Sacramento in 2000.
By 2000, I decided to put my Vision and Mission into play and became the Founder, President / CEO of one of the largest Interpreting and Translation Corporations in the Sacramento area.
I’ve recently partnered with Prestige, a reputable Legal Marketing, and Focus Group organization while continuing to help small and large businesses with all there administration and marketing business needs.
I take great pride in what I do and I put 110% efforts into a successful business. For over 15 years I’ve been continuously attending webinars, local seminars, and obtaining certifications to improve and broaden my services in order to meet my customer’s needs.
Being Self Employed / Entrepreneur allows me to work part-time or full-time, to set my own schedule, and to take charge of my work, as well as taking care of my business as a Mom and Wife, which is very important to me. I am extremely dependable, reliable, friendly and always eager to learn, and motivated to get the job done right the first time – NO EXCEPTIONS!
I’m always looking into ways to improve myself and learn more about each industry, so I enjoy researching, taking new classes, going to seminars in order to enhance my work capabilities and skills so that my clients can get the best Virtual Assistant in the market.
If you are looking for a dedicated, professional, responsible bilingual and excellent Language Service Provider, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Assistant, B2B Legal Marketing service provider – look no more, I’m here to assist you!
Interpreting deals with the spoken word NOT the written words… Do you know the different types of interpretation modes?
Consecutive – each speaker pauses after a few sentences to allow the interpreter to render the speech into the target language
Simultaneous –when the interpreter is speaking at the same time the speaker is speaking
Conference – using interpreting equipment mainly used with large audiences and in a simultaneous mode
Did you know that when you SPEAK your CUSTOMERS language it will place you ahead of the “pack”…
When using an interpreter make sure that the interpreter knows and understands your industry, terminology in both the English language and the Target language…NOT ALL interpreters are able to interpret all areas of business…Example: A medical interpreter may ONLY be qualified, experienced to interpret in a Hospital, Physical Therapy, Medical Evaluations, etc…and MAY NOT have the experience to interpret in Legal, Technical or Conference settings…Always make sure that you ask about their
My experience throughout my 15+ years in business include:
A Day in the Life
State, County, Government, Federal
I’m happy to assist you with all your Interpreting projects and help you –
“Bridge the Gap in Communication”…
I have excellent reference and many satisfied customers…see for yourself and visit my Website
Are you #Bilingual and want to Start Your Interpreting Career, but don’t know how? No Worries, Start by Joining my Introduction to Interpreting Training and Let’s get you Started Today!
I’ve been using my bilingual skills since I was little; however I’ve been using my bilingual skills to start my own business as a professional Spanish interpreter and translator as well as a Spanish virtual assistant!
So, if your serious about learning more on how you can use your bilingual skills to start your own business then let me help you start and grow your business…by getting the training and coaching you need if you want to succeed in the Biz World!
Well, throughout my years in business, I’ve built long-lasting relationships with the local community and I know what it takes to build relationships, trust and how to market to the Hispanic/Latino/Mexican community.
It’s about Trust and building solid relationships!
Things to ponder when marketing to the Hispanic Community
Understand the difference between Hispanic and Latino
Best Practices to consider when Marketing to the Hispanic Community.
Be aware of Region
Understanding “generational” and cultural gaps and creating tailored content and marketing
Understanding and using “Spanglish”, yes our Community understands and utilizes “Spanglish”.
Create a Marketing Plan focusing specifically to the Hispanic Market
Understanding which platforms our Community is frequently using and Market to those platforms
Lastly, be aware of cultural differences and diversity.
When it comes to marketing outreach to our Hispanic Community, it all comes down to being aware of cultural diversity within any country, where multiple ethnicities and a variety of language dialects exist.
There’s so many ways to do the outreach and one is by hiring or contracting an employee or company who’s aware of the various differences, as well as knowing “the latest research on buying trends, social media trends, etc.”
Furthermore, if you’re making the effort to market to the Hispanic Community it’s only fair that you make the effort to understand, be approachable, reachable and be able to relate with them the way they relate to one another. Know their local culture, language, and customs. Bottom line: Localize, localize, localize.
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