Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Small Business Success Story - Eileen Collins - Admin-On-Call

 Eileen Collins of Admin-On-Call
Today's small business success story comes from the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College.

Eileen Collins came to the Onondaga SBDC in June of 2013 through a referral from the Department of Labor.  She was coming to participate in our 3-day" Fast Track to Business Start-up" course as a requirement for the Self Employment Assistance Program, a DOL program that allows qualified persons to receive unemployment compensation while working on their self-employment business development.

Eileen successfully completed the course and her SEAP business planning requirements, and went on to open "Admin-On-Call: Executive Assistant on the Run", a home-based business offering "cost effective Administrative Business Services on an as-needed basis. Perfect for busy Professionals, Sole Proprietors, Home Based Businesses, Large and Small Business Owners".

We recently saw an example of Eileen's success at the Brazzlebox Small Business Summit on November 4th at the OnCenter, where her client Deborah Little of Touchdown Presentations was part of a panel discussion on stage about local entrepreneurship in the CNY area.  Deborah spoke highly of Eileen's services, which included office organization, file maintenance, callbacks and email responses, scheduling, proposal drafts, and booth coverage, which Eileen was providing for Deborah as she was up on stage.  Eileen is also excited to be working with Gwen Inc. and the upcoming You Can't Fail Conference, "Celebrating the Unexpected Leader: Skills to Help You Excel in Leadership". The event provides professional women of color with skills to help them excel in leadership.

Business Advisor Frank Cetera was able to provide Eileen with class facilitation and instruction, strategic planning, business plan and financial projections analysis, as well as review of marketing materials such as a tri-fold brochure that was in development.  Eileen also credits to her success the numerous workshops and networking events she has participated in and attended throughout CNY with the Onondaga Small Business Development Center and numerous other technical assistance providers within the SBA umbrella.

Eileen wants everyone to know that she partners with clients to achieve their vision and proclaims that "their success becomes my success." 

Find out more about Eileen and Admin-On-Call at

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