PLANO, Texas, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Building a business is a lot like getting ketchup out of a bottle. To succeed, you got to coax it, shake it, and even, "windmill" it. But once flowing, there's no stopping it. Kim Houlne, president and chief executive of Working Solutions, uses that analogy to describe how it felt in 1996 starting her company, now recognized as a leader in remote workforce services across America.
"It was slow at first. Much anticipation, like the Carly Simon song that Heinz once played in its commercials. And then, bam, things start happening. The ketchup flowed and business boomed."
Her Plano-based company celebrates 20 years this month. So it's fitting Houlne is sharing her growth strategies at the Chase for Business Conference in Dallas today.
She is part of a panel moderated by Nick Cannon, entrepreneur and entertainer. As founder of a woman-owned business, Houlne joins other area executives, including:
- Ester Mayorga, president of Lantek Audio, Video & Communications—a premier, full-service structured cabling and A/V contractor in North Central Texas. Headquartered in Grand Prairie, its clients range from the 6th Floor Museum in Dallas to the AT&T Stadium.
- Rick Scheer, co-founder and chief executive officer of Red River Tea Company/Teazzers—
which revolutionized the tea business by bringing high-quality products and beverage solutions to the convenience stores. Recently, the company secured a partnership with 7-Eleven to launch Teazzers Squeeze Lemonade.
An audience of 500 local businesspeople is expected to attend the day-long event at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Entrepreneur and investor Daymond John of ABC's Shark Tank is delivering the keynote.
Houlne's panel appearance this year follows her participation in the 2015 JPMorgan Chase Women's Business Symposia, where she told participants: "You don't know how successful you are until you've made a difference in someone's life."
About Working Solutions
With 20 years of success, Working Solutions is a recognized leader in home-based contact center services. The company's on-demand workforce includes sales, customer service and technical experts—with 110,000+ agents registered nationwide. They deliver fast-flex business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions for clients and their customers across diverse industries, such as healthcare, retail, travel and hospitality.
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