Women's Council of Entrepreneurs had the privilege of interviewing the woman behind Bostic’s Consulting, Latricia Bostic! Continue reading to learn more about Latricia, how her knowledge of Human Resources led her to create her own business, and her advice about starting a business for yourself.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND WHAT YOU DO:
Bostic’s Consulting, LLC is a SHRM and Lean Six Sigma Certified Human Resources Consulting company that provides full human resources assistance to small business owners. We specialize in hr audits for compliance, pre-employment services, recruitment services, management training, general hr guidance.
HOW OR WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
I decided to start my own company because I heard that companies were afraid to approach HR because they thought HR hires and fires within an organization. In some cases this is only true if the team/or individual reports directly to HR. HR has a stigma about how they come across as being one-sided. This very statement was the reason why I started Bostic's Consulting to help clients and team get moving in a better direction for overall team and company success.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY?
I have been in HR for almost 20 years. I enjoy working with clients, business owners, leaders and team members to help them to become the best version of what success in an organization should look like.
DID YOU HAVE ANY MAJOR SETBACKS OR OBSTACLES GETTING STARTED?
Bostic's Consulting experienced a few setbacks, because the owner was still a part of corporate America and it was stunting the growth of the business. When the opportunity came for me to make the decision to either stay in corporate or run a full time business, I chose to run the business full time.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR BUSINESS FROM YOUR COMPETITION?
We communicate and be very transparent with all of our clients. We make necessary recommendations in order for them to run a successful business operations. Our clients take pride in us knowing that we have their best interest.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
I am proud that Bostic's Consulting has gained the respect and trust from our clients. By doing so we had the opportunity to expand to the New Orleans area this year.
WHAT WOULD YOUR ADVICE BE TO OTHER WOMEN WHO WANT TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
Is to go for it, it may seem scary in the beginning, but once you have started your own business, you will have a liberated feeling of I did this and I am so happy that I did.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU'VE MADE FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Is hiring a team that is very knowledgeable, in order to accommodate the business needs and growth.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BUSINESS IN 5 YEARS?
I see Bostic's Consulting growing and growing all across the United States.
Bostic’s Consulting not only can help you and your business with all your HR needs from employee contracts handbooks, standardized hiring processes, performance management processes, pay and benefits strategies, onsite leadership coaching & training to retention strategies. They can also help with individual needs, such as, resume & cover letter writing, interview training, and LinkedIn Optimization.
To connect with Latricia at Bostic’s Consulting please visit any of following links today!
Phone: (832) 241-7800