This is the fifth post in our series “People of ProsperUS,” showcasing the incredible stories of entrepreneurs connected to ProsperUS.
This post features Chris Wright, the owner of Hygienic Earth Environmental Solution.
“[My business is] Hygienic Earth Environmental Solution. We are Detroit-based in providing asbestos abatement and mold remediation. We service the surrounding area of Detroit: Oakland County, Macomb County, St. Clair County, and Washtenaw County. I’ve been in the industry for 5 years, but this is my first year branching off on my own. I found my own niche when I was working with other [similar] companies; I found that this is what I wanted to do.”
ON STARTING A BUSINESS
“I was raised like: I can start out with a crumb. I can start off with a pebble and build it up to a mountain. Being just a businessman and starting off big can open up to [potentially] big mistakes. My ambition is so strong if you give me a seed, I will make it grow. I want to start off from scratch.”
ON PROSPERUS DETROIT
“[ProsperUS helped me] with all the financial parts of my business. They also have [technical] resources. They connected me with an accountant for bookkeeping, a web developer, marketing, advertising; they do their best. All I really have to do is ask and they are right there. Their whole motivation is to help me grow; they don’t want to see me at a standstill or just [stay] small. They helped me a lot, I appreciate ProsperUS.”
ON ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
“Be committed. You have to have commitment. If you don’t have commitment then you will never have a starting point. Stick to it. Don’t find yourself being content with something that just pays the bills but you don’t want to do. You can’t be a quitter either. You might have to try two-three times. I had to try three times. You can’t just say you want to do something. You might try once and fail, try twice and fail, third time fail, but the fourth time it might be right there.”
Visit Chris’s website at http://www.hygienicearthabatement.com/ for more information.
Thanks to our team of DukeEngage Detroit Fellows, Ali Frank, and Prath Patel, for their work in sharing the stories of ProsperUS Detroit entrepreneurs during their summer in Detroit. Would you like to be featured? Let us know!