“ We have to fail so that we can grow .” ~ Taj Williams
What happens when a passionate Information Technology ( IT ) teacher discovers his love for business ? You get a full-service IT solutions company that keeps customers happy . This is the story of Taj Williams , founder of Willapp Solutions .
Taj wears many hats . He ’ s a devout husband , father of two boys , successful IT teacher , and respected businessman . Juggling all his responsibilities means that he goes to bed at midnight and wakes up at 4 a . m . Four hours of sleep !
But , the twenty hours he spends getting things done are truly worthwhile . I had an interesting conversation with him recently that I ’ ve summarised in this article .
Here ’ s what you ’ ll learn :
How Willapp Solutions grew Taj ’ s tips for dealing with business
failure Taj ’ s tips for running a successful business in Jamaica
The Growth of Willapp Solutions
Willapp Solutions began in 2013 as a small home office operation with Taj and his family as the management team . More clients started finding him and his small enterprise outgrew his home .
He had to decide whether to keep the home-office base or expand to a storefront . The storefront seemed like a bad idea to most of his friends - overhead expenses , dealing with a landlord , less control ... so many reasons it didn ’ t make sense . But , one of his friends thought otherwise and encouraged him to rent a space . So , he took the plunge in 2014 and rented a storefront in Black River . That move paid off because Taj was better able to separate his business from his personal life and attract clients to a professional space .
Business has only gotten better since then . It ’ s been so good that Taj is moving