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Set up and Planning

  • Created a business plan
  • Interviewed potential customers
  • Created a prototype
  • Tried to sell to customers
  • Not confident
  • Not confident

Market Research

  • Not confident
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  • Neutral
  • Not at all confident

Finances

  • Neutral
  • Not confident
  • Neutral
  • Confident

Sales

  • Very Confident
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Operations

  • Neutral
  • Confident
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  • Confident
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Xavier Tarbert Verizon Digital Ready Entrepreneur Mentor

Location
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States of America
Venture Industry
Computer Services/Information Technology
Languages spoken
  • English
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What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

Finances (taxes mainly, planning secondary). Business planning (what to chase, what to work on next, better ways of evaluating opportunities, et cetera). Marketing (in full). Employees (haven't hired any but am running into limitations, so need to think this aspect through).

Actions I’ve taken so far

I've built my company from the ground up. All the legal documents, registrations, books, et cetera. My company was profitable during it's first year and continues to grow at a very healthy rate. My other businesses, in which I'm invested into at various rates, are all profitable as well (many were not when I joined them). I love getting involved, helping out and improving on my business. Actions I have taken can be improved, actions I have yet to take can be sculpted still.

My future goals

Working to gain confidence, financial stability (know how), build better systems around areas I struggle, et cetera. On a personal side, I have a lot of goals around my physical health, achieving a large dream/hobby pinnacle (large purchase), and to further my knowledge. I'm always looking for more ventures to get into, more revenue streams, more ways to get involve and to give back.

My motivations to work with a mentor

I have been homeless and on my own most of my life. I have been self-taught in all that I currently do. Most of my "successful" (in my eyes) friends have mentors. I'd also like to level up so I too can mentor others, giving what I never had but would have benefitted so heavily if I did. We all have room for growth, in which a good mentor can help you stay motivated, help hold you accountable in areas you struggle, help advise in many manners, et cetera. As I grow, I hope they grow and I'm able to give back - Directly to my mentor or to others through being a mentor.


About my venture

Ascending IT, Inc. Started 2020

Ascending IT, Inc. is a information technology consulting company. Other services include project management, program management, business consulting, process consulting, et cetera. Business was started after my wife and I both lost our jobs within 1 hour of each other on Friday the 13th, March, 2020. The venture has been profitable since year 1, has had tremendous growth, has worked with Fortune 500 clients and many household names beyond that. I'm fortunate enough that I was laid off due to COVID, as it pushed me to start my business - Even though I, at the time, barely knew what to do.

Countries of operation: United States of America