Robert Deignan has throughout his career focused on technological solutions for customer support. Having graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, he acquired relevant skills for his first job in 2002 at iS3 as the Executive Vice President where he spent most of his time devising technical solutions for consumers. He exited the company in 2011 and co-founded ATS Digital Facilities, a company that focuses on providing solutions to a myriad of technology-related problems for consumers. Robert serves as the Chief Executive Officer at ATS.
As an entrepreneur in the technology world, Deignan has experienced challenges and learned a lot that he regularly shares as essential insights. He advises entrepreneurs to trust their guts and instincts when taking both small and big business decisions while weighing the possible consequences of such decisions. He says that in most cases the initial instincts turn out to be the right one.
As a valuable tip, it is essential to keep in touch with numbers. Through research and personal experience, one should take account of the numbers. According to Robert, having the numbers on paper is a complementary step in the gut-decision making process. The numbers tell a true story with regards to a specific idea.
Maintaining a business culture is also critical for success. When hiring, it is crucial to consider candidates who are likely to blend well and get integrated into the existing business culture of a company. It is with the recognition that in some cases, candidates who are most qualified for a position might not necessarily fit into one’s business culture.
From experience, Robert learned that it might not be a good idea to hire close friends and relatives. No matter how tempting the idea of hiring people close to you is, it is a risky move. One’s ability to make essential business decisions may be hampered or clouded by the presence of people close to them, maybe for fear of hurting their feelings or injuring personal relationship with them.
Most importantly, Robert Deignan reiterates the importance of creating time for oneself, even under tight schedules. It is valuable time to disconnect from the monotony of routine and reflect. It presents an opportunity for creativity and can spur new ideas to revolutionize one’s business.
Success in the business world does not come easy. With the above-stated valuable tips, upcoming entrepreneurs have an opportunity to borrow from people who have gone before them like Robert Deignan.