We are proud to be a small business in Santa Clarita. And if you didn’t know, this week is National Small Business Week, so we are celebrating.
But what are we celebrating exactly? Well, we have worked hard to grow our small business in the last year. We have taken our Santa Clarita divorce service from a home based business working out of our loft to a executive office in Valencia with 3 employees in less than a year. That is cause for celebration.
When we first started, we would meet clients at Starbucks on the corner of Valencia Blvd and The Old Road. When we first started we were not sure if this would be a viable business model. We were pretty sure there was a demand for affordable divorce services in Santa Clarita, but were not sure if there was enough demand to allow us to keep our prices low enough for most people to afford our service.
After a little more than a year, our Santa Clarita divorce business is doing well. We now employ three people in Santa Clarita. When we hired our first employee, the business took on an entirely new feel. I now was responsible for the welfare of another persons livelihood. It is like when you have a baby, you realize it is no longer just about you.
We are also now working with the College of the Canyons Paralegal Program and assisting with training some of their soon-to-be-paralegals who are required to complete (2) sixty hour internships as part of their curriculum. Some of their students perform internships with us and learn the in’s and out’s of working with a family law divorce service.
Running a small business is tough. We put in a lot of hours to keep the business going. Having a small business means thinking about it 24 hours a day and it can really consume you.
We are looking forward to expanding our services into the surrounding counties over the next couple of years.
Here is to all the Santa Clarita small business who make this community great and provide jobs and services to our community.