Questions and answers (and inspiration!) with Business Boss Whitney Driver, CEO of Prospertality Business Solutions.
1. What is your name and where is your business?
Whitney Driver, co-owner of The Prospertality Group
2. What (or who) inspired you to start your business?
My husband Brandon, who currently does small business and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities loans, mostly for hotels, through Prospertality Business Solutions.
3. What do you love most about the work you do?
It allows me to be flexible in how I make money because I’m referred to often as a “Jane of all Trades.” Prospertality Business Solutions does merchant processing, communication consulting and social media marketing. Right now I’m working on contracts for an education nonprofit, public school corporation and brand new in-home health care company. Something cool about PBS? We work for the Indianapolis Colts 50/50 raffle program! I've sold/raised $107,175 in 26 games!
4. What advice do you have for others wanting to start a business?
Follow your dreams and don’t be afraid to reach out to those who have been down the path you want to go down. If they’re true leaders, they’ll be willing to help you.
5. What do you do to take care of yourself, and how to make/find time to do it?
These days I don’t get to do it nearly as much as I used to, but ever since I was a pre-teen I would walk in the evenings to help clear my mind and keep anxiety at bay. Now, with a toddler and a newborn, I have my husband take over after dinner so I can go to bed!
6. What can readers do to support you in the community?
I certainly encourage any business owners who might be in need of financial consulting or marketing to reach out. Outside of work, I provide bartending services for local events and weddings, and am always looking to hire others. Event planning is a busy business right now!
7. What is your favorite spot around Hendricks County?
It used to be the Legendary Hills area northeast of Brownsburg. My aunt and uncle lived on a five-acre farm there for 40 years with a pool. That was where I’d go to play in the summertime, but they’ve sold that and now I’m married into a huge Plainfield family so I’d have to say Sodalis Park.
**Do you know a woman business owner/leader in Hendricks County? Recommend them to be our next Business Boss!