Pianist and Director Hollman Solis was exposed to two different cultures growing up. Having a father from Costa Rica and a mother from Nicaragua, he became fascinated with music and how it brought people from different cultures together.
At a young age, Hollman made it his personal mission to use music as a way of uniting cultures and families. After more than 13 years of musical training, Hollman and his wife Jennifer Solis established Pro Harmony Music in Phoenix, Arizona where they provide music lessons, recording studio services, and piano services.
After almost two years of establishing Pro Harmony Music, Hollman describes this time as a true learning experience for him and his wife as new business owners. One of their biggest lessons learned is, money is not the most important thing in growing a business. Hollman explains, “Although money can definitely help your business grow, other elements are of equal or greater importance, such as passion, discipline, and integrity!”
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Having a modest upbringing, Hollman has an affinity for helping underprivileged children and has made it a primary business objective to provide scholarships and school supplies to low-income children. This is a passion that both Hollman and Jennifer share equally and work hard to prioritize.
Every year, Pro Harmony Music puts on an end-of-year recital that requires lots of time, collaboration and resources. In order to overcome all the obstacles and execute the event properly, Jennifer says, “it would not be possible without the students, their families and FedEx Office”.
Jennifer and Hollmans turn to their local FedEx Office for Print Ideas & Custom Solutions for creating recital programs, flyers, banners, tickets and music sheets. In addition to their annual recital, Pro Harmony Music holds monthly events that require frequent printing, sometimes 200 detailed colored copies at a time! Hollman adds, “FedEx Office has helped us tremendously by providing timely, high-quality products and detailed customer service for our business! We are always extremely satisfied with their willingness to help us get our material printed.”
A business owner continually learns new ways to overcome the typical obstacles of establishing, maintaining and growing a business. Hollman says these four tips helped them harmonize their small business needs.
- Maintain quality – It’s important to provide the best service or product you can to your customers.
- Grow at your own pace – grow strategically instead of impatiently rushing through the process.
- Work with others – leverage the right people and resources around you to help improve your business.
- Have balance – have realistic expectations while also learning to take appropriate risk.
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