People like my next interviewee make me so jealous sometimes because they make building websites look sooo easy! I just love that. My friend Patricia Talavera is both an artist and computer wiz and a while ago, she honored me with an interview about her business, Save Your Time Business Solutions, building custom websites for people which are both beautiful and reasonably priced.
Hi Patricia! Can you tell me a little bit about what Save Your Time Biz Solutions can do for people?
Save Your Time Biz Solutions helps other women entrepreneurs play in their zone of genius by them allowing us to play in ours: web design. We help them get out there in a really BIG way online and they finally have the time to do the type of work that they love.
What is your background?
My background is in psychology, I actually have a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. It seems kind of random that I’m in computers now but not really because my father was a computer geek and raised me to love them too.
What inspired you to create Save Your Time Biz Solutions?
My sister and I started our company, BCB Staffing LLC in 2010, because we realized that no matter how much we loved our work, we wouldn’t be happy in a traditional job. It always meant working harder for someone else and constantly having to put our families (and sometimes our sanity) on the back burner. So we decided to create our own opportunities and start a business helping women entrepreneurs.
Save Your Time Biz Solutions was created two years ago when my business partner and I went to a retreat and realized that we just needed a new slate. Our vision was to take over the tech stuff for women biz owners so that they can focus on their zone of genius.
What do you offer your clients? What can they expect from you?
We help our clients step up and be seen, by creating an online space that they can actually be excited to share. We offer them the chance to focus on the things they do best, while we take the time to understand their vision and how we can translate it into an awesome website that will catch a prospect’s eye and leaves them wanting to know more.
Our clients can expect to be an integral part of the process, after all it’s their site, they should be a part of making it come to life. They can also expect that we’re here every step of the way, even after we hit publish (because let’s face it sometimes the biggest issues happen after you’ve decided everything is good to go). There’s no such thing as a stupid question, after all this is our zone of genius not yours so it’s expected that there are some things you don’t know.
Who is your ideal client?
Our ideal client is a woman entrepreneur who has her business model intact. She knows what type of clients she works with and already has a client base she loves. So far she’s been taking a DIY approach to her website, now she’s ready to hand it off so she can focus on the things in her business that she actually loves to do.
What make Save Your Time Biz Solutions unique in comparison to other similar businesses?
We believe in quality over quantity. We believe in putting our families first. We believe in working with clients who we love and who love us back…hopefully equally…if not a little more. Because we’re mom business owners. So we get what that’s like, enough said.
What is your best customer story?
Last year we connected with a small business owner who had been having a rough time and was on the verge of closing her business. We created a whole new identity for her, with a brand new logo and a new website to show her off as the professional that she is. As a part of her rebrand we also created brand new graphics for her to use on her social media profiles, so that she would have a consistent brand. A year later, her business is thriving with sales that have increased 1000% and a recent launch into direct sales.
Do you have a newsletter or other way you keep in touch with your customer base?
Yes, we have an e-zine that we send out, pretty regularly. We also recently launched our Entrepreneur INSYT interview series, which features all the fabulous women entrepreneurs we’ve met on our journey. The interviews are shared on our blog weekly.
How can my readers find you?
You can find us on the web at Save Your Time Business Solutions.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with my readers?
One of the things I love about working for myself, is that I can make decisions based on what feels right to me. Recently my biz partner and I decided we wanted to use our company to give back so we decided to launch our passion project, Operation SYT Launch, which provides low cost starter websites to anyone who is affiliated with the military. If you know someone who might be interested, they can find out more at operationsytlaunch.com.