We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Gonzalez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I first thought of Consider It Done, I wanted to pay forward all of the help I received after having a pretty traumatic experience giving birth to my first daughter. I had an emergency cesarean, and my friends and family supported me in ways I never thought that I would need. I wanted to create a way to do the same. Years later, after working for the Department of Medicine for a local hospital, I leaned into my administrative skills and took a chance on myself to start my Virtual Assistant business.
What should our readers know about your business?
I’m a serial entrepreneur, and so I get how lonely it can be to work on a business by yourself and at the same time not be in a space where you are ready to hire someone, even part-time. I started Consider It Done to help small business owners with all of the administrative things. I have a team of Virtual Assistants who get it. We’re super proud to help businesses in Colorado and across the United States with all of their administrative needs. It’s pretty cool to be able to work from anywhere in the world and to be able to support our clients. You’ll often find me at a coffee shop!
I’ve learned that little details make or break a business, and we pay close attention to the details, so our entrepreneurs and solopreneurs don’t have to. I love that we help people feel supported and not alone because that’s a big challenge when you start a business by yourself. Having someone to bounce ideas off of can make you feel like you’ve struck gold!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my bestie was coming to town for a visit, I would start with a nice cup of coffee either at Endless Grind or Quince. To gear her up for all of the things! A few places on my list to eat would be Mimosas, Waffle Brothers, and Eddie V’s. We would definitely hit the Zero Market, but we would spend most of our time on a few trials, like the Painted Mines, the Hot Springs, and finally, a couple of days camping on what will be my little farm one day in Southern Colorado.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family and friends have been the biggest cheerleaders for me! I have only ever heard that I am capable, and they believe I can figure out anything that I set my mind to. Their support has been crucial in my life, and I wouldn’t be as confident creating new things if they didn’t have my back.
This may be a little unorthodox, but I have to credit a boss I had in 2009-2011. She took advantage of my skill set by requesting that I be in charge of action items on her list of to-dos and other things outside of my job description weekly and, most times, daily. I kept up with the workload, making my days longer and more stressful. Working to complete my responsibilities and some of hers was a lot, but because of hiring (and raise) freezes, more money, or job description changes were off the table. Those experiences were the last nudges I needed to start my own business, and I am super thankful for that time in my life!