Repeat, Required, and Recession Resistant | Follow the Leader – Episode 15

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"The business has…allowed me and taught me to take care of myself."

There’s no better time than now to think about what makes your business recession-proof…or what doesn’t. Renee Gilmore, president of Firemans Paving Contractors says it was a long road to get from trying to please everyone to doing a few things really well. There are benefits to being in a niche service.

Beyond that, Renee says look for every advantage that’s out there. Firemans Paving Contractors has been recognized as a woman-owned business and historically underutilized business, and she says those certifications have opened many doors for them. Companies are often looking to diversify their supply chain.

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