Published on May 13th, 2019 | by Five Hundo0
Julia DePinto-Perez New Jersey Education
Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Julia DePinto-Perez a New Jersey Education innovator and one of the hardest workers we have interviewed. Over the course of more than 20 years, Ms. DePinto-Perez has helped build financial organizations and streamlined business operations to drive growth, productivity and results – all critical elements in education in the non-profit environment.
Julia DePinto-Perez also brings a significant understanding of corporate strategies and efficiencies– some of which apply to education and non-profit.
Ms. DePinto-Perez, a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Saint Peter’s University where she earned her Master’s in Arts with a concentration in Educational Administration.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business? Please explain how.
Word of mouth. Be in the marketplace. When we first started we had nothing. Then in meeting people and having conversations they had a need and we were able to fill it.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
The failure was the fear of starting. You have to do the self-talk and convince yourself to go for it. The hardest part is getting started. Once you get started there is no stopping you.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why? (personal or professional)
Every day for the last 2 years, I drive past a homeless man who sells water. It’s a very busy intersection and and hard to stop for him. One day, I mustered up the courage to park my car and walk over to him to give him a few dollars. We got to talking and I learned a lot about him and how he got to where he is today. It became quite emotional and we both started to cry. I make it a point to stop when I can, chat with him and give him whatever I can.