We had the good fortune of connecting with Charlene Byron and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charlene, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
I started my Cleaning business over 5 years ago. I doubted myself throughout the process of starting my business. The thought of giving up crossed my mind more times than not. Along the way I kept pushing. Kept finding new ways to improve from products to our service. From managing staff to managing clients. I questioned if I was doing the right things. I decided that giving up was not an option when I realized that I was creating space for not only myself And my family to have a legacy, but for my staff and the people we served to work with a company that believed in the people and not just for economical reasons alone. I wake daily with the passion I had when I cleaned my first space to this day. Giving up is easy to do. I chose to push through even in the hardest times doing business. Today I can say I’m proud to be a business owner and accept all the challenges and the wins that come along with it.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Bright Day Cleaning Service is a family! We not only provide cleaning service for our clients, we build relationships with our clients and their families. Over the years we have had many challenges from staffing shortages to poor quality of work. We always pushed through and learned from our mistakes to be of better service time and time again. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is never give up. Do it right the first time. Listening can be the best tool in creating a strong business culture.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When my friends visit I always provide an experience. We venture out to different establishments to try new things. Mountain trips are always the best way to show off the beauty of Colorado.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My tribe! Friends, family members clients and staff. They all were supportive in my years in business. I’ve listened to podcast, watched motivational speeches and learned a great deal from other people’s experiences. All of which helped me to continue to push through and grow not only in business but personally growth as well as mentally and spiritually allowing myself to build meaningful relationships and pursue other business ventures.