Today we’d like to introduce you to Fernando Nielson.
Hi Fernando, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to the USA when I was fifteen years old. I did not speak English in high school, so it was challenging to communicate and I remembered struggling doing my homework or other school projects but that didn’t stop me from getting my diploma. I went to college for two years and studied business administration at SWC. After college, I didn’t really have a clue what I wanted to do in life as a career but one thing I did always knew was that one day I will be my own boss… Meanwhile, I worked in the restaurant industry for 16 + years. I started as a bus-boy and moved my way up to management.
Fast forward, in August of 2017, I resigned my job as a general manager and found my passion in becoming an entrepreneur. I started my Cleaning Company in the beginning of 2018; So many emotions I was feeling the first few months not knowing what to expect as a new business owner… but I’ve always felt confident that I’ll accomplish anything I set my mind to. Now going into my 4th year growing my business, I can say it was the best decision I’ve made in my life.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There has been a few speed bumps on the way but overall things were going smooth until in April of 2020, my business revenue dropped down by 50% due to the pandemic. It was challenging to keep all my employees on payroll… Unfortunately, I ended up letting most of them go. Honestly, for me this crisis situation was just another obstacle in my journey that I needed to overcome and learn something from it.
What should we know?
Rapido Cleaning promotes Green Living by using Eco-Friendly & Sustainable cleaning products.
What do you do, what do you specialize in?
Rapido Cleaning specializes in commercial and residential cleaning services.
What sets you apart from others?
The attention to detail cleaning and approach to support our clients and community.
What are you most proud brand-wise?
Proud of how far I’ve come in business and every year continues to growth while maintaining a five-star reputation.
What do you want our readers to know about your brand, offerings, services, etc.?
Rapido Cleaning is committed to provide environmentally conscious and reliable contract cleaning services for commercial and residential spaces.
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I personally take advantage of the free Social Platforms, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to network with potential customers. I would say 60% of my current clients came from connecting with them on social media. Whether they liked my post, checked my story, etc.
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