Millions of people are interested in starting a company. Robert Deignan is a successful entrepreneur who founded ATS Digital Services. Although he is a prominent business owner, he still takes time to teach people the basics of starting a business. After graduating from Purdue University, Robert worked multiple jobs before founding a company.
His first business idea was a failure. Although he worked hard, his company was not financially viable. He learned valuable lessons through this failure. Robert firmly believes that failure is an excellent way for new business owners to learn.
ATS Digital Services
Robert founded ATS Digital Services many years ago. The company offers multiple phone and internet plans for customers to choose from. Customer service is a critical aspect of the culture at ATS Digital Services. Robert wanted to operate a company that treated customers with respect. He only hires people who are passionate about helping customers with their problems.
One of the most significant hurdles that new business owners face is having enough capital to get started. Some people have a business plan that requires a massive capital investment. Others have to borrow money to get started. Although borrowing money is not always a bad thing, some business owners end up deeply in debt. Robert recommends that people begin a company with as little debt as possible. Avoiding debt can reduce the overall risk of starting a company.
Robert did not hire his first employee until his company was financially successful. He teaches new business owners to spend a long time looking for employees. Some business owners hire the first person who applies for a position. Quickly hiring an employee is the wrong approach for anyone who wants to manage a sustainable company.
Robert has various goals for the future of his business. He believes that his company will continue thriving in the future. He is looking at different acquisition options in his industry. Buying a smaller company is an excellent way for his company to grow.