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About This Show
With a wealth of experience, expertise, and knowledge in Digital Marketing and Technology, Online Entrepreneur Corey Shelton helps Entrepreneurs and Business Owners build their brand, grow their business, and learn how to overcome their fears, self-doubts, and daily challenges to achieve their goals and win in both business and life. Through weekly interviews, practical workshops, and inspiring messages Corey provides you with some of today’s most insightful and no BS business strategies, tactics, and guidance to help you take your business to the next level.
Most Recent Episode
[MM] Building a Woman Owned Staffing Agency with a Purpose to Serve Featuring Cathey Botwright
In today’s episode, we're talking with Cathey Botwright, who is the CEO & Owner of Seaside Staffing. Cathey shares what it’s like to move for a job then have that business shut down just a couple of weeks after moving. She also talks about her entrepreneurial journey and how after that job went away she took advantage of an opportunity to start her own business within that same “Staffing Market”. Cathey also tells us what it was like to start a woman-owned business in the male-dominated industry of shipbuilding and how she learned to persevere and overcome every obstacle to achieve the success she has today. ---------- Join us as Cathey talks about: Finding opportunity in the midst of a trial. What it was like to put on steel-toed boots and a hard hat for the first time. How that taught her the importance of protective equipment. What it was like to explore the aircraft carriers, subs, and other ships for the first time. What it’s like to start a business in your field of expertise within an Industry you know nothing about. Struggling with and overcoming imposter syndrome. The importance of asking for help. How honesty and humility can help you win the hearts and minds of those you’re working with and serving. How she persevered in a foreign industry she knew nothing about through determination by making the choice to learn about every facet of the ships, subs, and jobs she was hiring and staffing for to help her succeed and grow her business. How to recruit, qualify, and staff clients with the right people through hard work, asking the right questions, and keeping an attitude that refused to give up. How just as she was getting comfortable in her 7th year she had to overcome another challenge where she had a short window of time to comply with a new requirement specifying that they had to conduct at least 10 hours worth of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training. This new OSHA training requirement meant that Cathey would have to “train” mostly men – some who had 10+ years experience – about what the hazards were on their job sites. Needless to say, this was a massive challenge because here Cathey was as a newbie, for the most part, trying to teach these experienced and veteran journeymen and women about the safety hazards that some had been dealing with for a significant part of their life.