Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business solutions but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mckenna Wale, Business Development Consultant of Impact Recruiting, located in Portland, OR, USA.

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

Impact Recruiting is a full-service staffing firm! Our bread and butter are HR, IT, and Finance. We also have two sister companies to complement our services! One is a marketing and creative staffing firm, and the other is a CFO services firm. Our customers can be a candidate looking to make their next big move, and they can be a company that is looking to fill a role with top talent from the largest net they can!

Tell us about yourself

From the start of my working career, I was in sales. It wasn't planned that way, and I just fell into it! I enjoyed the connections I made and the people I met so much. I knew that while I loved sales, my heart was in making those meaningful connections and helping them in anyways I could do more than just transactions. This leads me to start looking elsewhere for a more fulfilling role. Fast forward to now, and my day-to-day is motivated by having a wonderful network and growing it more and more each day! Connecting the communities I'm between (Washington and Portland area) to help each other is the ultimate goal! We can help each other by supporting your network's business, whatever it looks like in each scenario; this will grow our community strong and unstoppable!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

While Impact is the new name on the block, our team isn't new. We have built a team that has known each other for 20 years, worked together for 15, and has such a strong sense of teamwork! We have a local, national, and global team to help cast the widest net possible and keep searching around the clock!

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

In business, dealing with the unknown is always daunting. The way through it is by having a strong team by your side! When everyone has the same goal in mind, your team can become unstoppable in the face of uncertainty!

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

The top tip Id share that will influence everything is to grow, use, and help your network! Your network will equal your net worth! Reach out to whoever you can, go to whatever event you can, and join whatever group you may fit into! Don't forget to grow those relationships as well because you will have opportunities you never thought of!

Where can people find you and your business?


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