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Contact: Janice D. Byer - Owner
Docu-Type Administrative Services
Caledon, ON
(519) 941-9523
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CALEDON EAST, ON - So, you want to become a small business owner? BUT...the thought of it is very scary and stressful. Whether your company will succeed or fail is always on your mind.

So what makes a small business a success? There are the obvious reasons: good product or service, a need for that product or service, and, of course, unbeatable customer service. Not having some of these can make or break a business.

But, there is one important factor that could be the most important contributor to a successful small business.....PASSION! No matter how good your product is, if you don't have that feeling, deep in your gut, that you can be a success, you may be on the road to failure.

To illustrate how having passion can contribute to your success, we spoke to Janice Byer, founder of Docu-Type Administrative Services, an office assistance company that specializes in off-site word processing, desktop publishing and website development.

During the process of compiling this article, her passion for her work was more than obvious.

"I'm having a blast being a small business owner", she said when asked what it is like to own and run her own company. "Like most of us who spent years working for someone else I followed what others told me to do. All the time having ideas that had to sit on the back burner. My creativity was stifled, to say the least."

"Then, after many years of running my father's local lawn care company, and with him deciding to retire, I decided that there was no way I could go back to work for a large company. I wanted to be my own boss."

"So, I started researching what I wanted to do when, one day, it just clicked...I can do exactly what I have done for the past fifteen years, but, do it from my home and for many companies, not just one."

Thus, Docu-Type Administrative Services was born and, as Janice likes to call it "her baby" is growing faster than her daughter. "My client base is rapidly expanding and have had nothing but words of praise from each and every one of my clients".

The sparkle in her eye as she talks about her accomplishments is enough to motivate any small business owner to succeed. "Although my company is still in the early stages, which can be stressful and busy, I am loving every minute of it. I have a passion for what I do and I feel that that passion not only motivates me to take on the world, it also makes me feel great inside. Feeling good inside radiates outside, and what better confidence builder to our clients or potential clients could there be. If they see that we are happy, confident and passionate about what we do, they will realize the benefits of dealing with a true professional who will treat each and every client like they are our number one client. Wouldn't that type of service keep you coming back?"

"Although I have said it a number of times, I want to say it again...I love being a small business owner and I recommend to anyone that has a dream to be a small business owner (or anything else for that matter) to GO FOR IT!. Things may be tight to start and at some times you may feel that you are taking more steps back than forward, but they are only baby steps back and the forward steps will become leaps."

See, we told you she has an abundance of passion for what she does. And by the amount of times the phone rang while trying to compile this article, others must like her attitude as well.

When asked if she had any final words to those thinking of starting their own businesses, she didn't hesitate in answering "GO FOR IT and enjoy the ride! The ongoing accomplishments and successes will be better that anything you have ever experienced....well, almost anything (haha)!"

Janice's company, Docu-Type Administrative Services is located in Caledon East, Ontario and services clients in Brampton, Bolton, Caledon, Orangeville and all surrounding areas. They also have a website, allowing them to be available to clients throughout North America. To learn more about her company and to have her enthusiastic energy helping your company with any office related duties, visit her website at, email Janice or give her a call at (519)941-9523 and hear her for yourself.




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