Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Maurice Goin, co-owner and president of GFS Building Maintenance, located in Auburn, NH, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are a veteran-owned janitorial company. Our customers are private companies with commercial spaces from 5,000 sqft to 2 million sqft.

Tell us about yourself

I spent seven years as an officer in the Coast Guard, and after my service, I just had the desire to build something amazing. Right now, the thing that motivates me is building a future for my family and having a chance to give back to my employees and the community.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to help my employees grow as an individual and take the next step in their careers.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Finding the right people to join the team. A company is only as good as the people working in it.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Do not go at half speed, and be ready to make the necessary sacrifices.

Where can people find you and your business?


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