Your Name: Michele French

Business Name: Michel French Technical Services, a provider of integrated solutions for design-build projects

Type of Business: Design; High Tech

Business Location: San Francisco, California, United States


Reason for starting
I was laid-off from my regular job almost 2 years ago, but during my tenure as an employee, I worked part-time on building my own business.

Biggest Success
Networking with new clients and having the opportunity to work on some exciting new projects. It’s all a team effort and we can share the success together.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Maintaining a cash flow month-to-month. I used to have a single client that kept me busy with projects every month, but when their work subsided, I had to go out and network with new portential clients. The goal is to diversify and have a pool of clients to improve your potential for having work.

Who is your most important role model?
A couple of project managers I frequently work with are very intelligent and I value their insight.