A brand new copier and guess what? We got one from an NFIB/Texas Member George Ross, owner of Knight’s Office Solutions here in Austin, Texas. George’s amazing account executive called our office one day and sold us on their great products and services. Then we found out they were also a member of NFIB. It was a match made in heaven and that is why George Ross is our January Member of the Month.
George was a 20 year veteran in the printing industry when the company he was working for was set to merge with another company. At this time he felt he could provide a better service and experience for his customers and do it all own his own. George felt like the industry needed a new perspective and he knew he had that. He took the knowledge and skills he had gained from his many years in the industry, took the leap and started his own small business Knight Office Solutions
In the beginning the best part of owning a business for George was the freedom of being on his own, making an impact and having the flexibility to build and grow his business while making money doing it. Now, nine years in, George finds that it’s his employees that are the best part of owning his own business. He realized that he has the responsibility to create a quality company to help his employees have a great quality of life. He learned he had this power to help them grow and make money. In return he said, having this responsibility made him a better person and business owner. Together he and his 24 employees are building a great product and creating a fun work environment all while making money. The employer wins, the employee wins, the customer wins, the business wins…It’s a win-win for everyone.
Knight Office Solutions joined NFIB in 2014. George knew he was not particularly savvy when it came to government and politics, so he decided to join NFIB because he knew NFIB fought to protect the small business owner. He liked that NFIB asked the business owner questions to find out their interests and biggest issues facing their business. George wanted to be a part of a group that was working to help the small business owner thrive and survive in today’s economy.
Just like many small business owners George faces obstacles when it comes to healthcare and taxes. George also recalled the difficulty he had when trying to start his business in 2006. It was very hard for him to get a small business loan. The process was cumbersome and access to credit was slim. George would like to see reforms in this area so that new businesses and entrepreneurs can flourish in Texas and America. Going forward, George would like to see more programs in place that benefit small business so that businesses like his can continue to add jobs and grow the economy.
“COPY THAT” George! NFIB hears you, agrees with you and we will fight for you and other small business owners to make sure this happens!
PS – Thanks for your membership and for our Christmas Present! We love it!