Todd Trzcinski, member manager of Second Chance Ranch (SCR) Painting, is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. As a cancer survivor, he knows about determination and perseverance, and these traits have served him well as an entrepreneur.
Todd began painting at the age of 14 and took a chance when he started SCR Painting in 2011. Over the past four years, the business has grown into a full-fledged painting operation that offers commercial as well as residential services.
In 2014 Todd approached the Kansas SBDC at Fort Hays State University Colby outreach center for assistance on a business plan and bookkeeping. Allie Kastens, Kansas SBDC consultant, worked with Todd to assist him on not only his business plan but implementing a new accounting software system to improve the accuracy of his accounting, tax documentation, and labor reporting.
With the help of his KSBDC Consultant, Todd learned a lot about the administrative and management processes that comes with owning your own business. If he were to change something, Todd says, “I would have learned more about bookkeeping, computers, and office organization early on.”
SCR Painting continues to grow in the Goodland area and surrounding communities. Todd takes pride in his high quality workmanship. Because he’s incorporated a process to his management he’s been able to take on bigger and better projects knowing that he is growing the business the right way.
When asked what advice he would give someone thinking about starting a business, Todd says, “Be sure that you understand that along with reward comes a lot of risk. If you are not willing to work almost twice as hard as at a regular job, you’d probably better reconsider your decision.”
To learn more about SCR Painting, LLC visit SCRPainting.com or call (785) 995-9159
Allie Kastens, consultant
Kansas SBDC at FHSU in Colby
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