Galen Hair talks with Amparo Sancen who discusses her entrepreneurial journey to developing an educational initiative, ‘Latinos en Roofing.’ Delegating her contracting business to three trusted personnel, she began focusing on her community-outreach initiative. Her advice to fellow entrepreneurs is to trust their team and themselves and to not fear having someone more competent in their business.
Who’s the Guest?
Amparo Sancen worked as a medical assistant for years after moving to the U.S. and was quickly inspired to enter construction after getting to know a number of clients in that industry. With her limited knowledge and lack of resources, she eventually quit her job and made the leap. Within six months, she had learned enough to get into the remodeling business. Eight months later, she forayed into roofing. She made every rookie mistake imaginable but stayed undeterred.
In 2016, she moved to Texas, determined to rebuild her roofing venture, hungry to learn as much as she could about building a strong, profitable business. Today, beyond her own business, she’s taken on the responsibility of inspiring and educating Latinos around the country to find entrepreneurial success in the world of roofing and construction.
- The importance of connections in business
- Having and utilizing a network
- Giving back to the community
- Business growth through the help of others
- Expanding their training services to other businesses
- The importance of effectively communicating company mission, vision, and values to the crews and workers