Petia Koleva is the CEO of MySuper.Site. Petia is a thought leader, influencer, visionary, and successful entrepreneur. Petia provides the leadership and energy that has inspired the creation of MySuper.Site. Petia Koleva joins other leading CEOs and Founders taking part in our Leader Roundtable Interview Series. The DotCom Magazine editorial team has recently awarded MySuper.Site with our Impact Company of 2019 award. We are delighted to have Petia join us for our Leader Roundtable Interview.
Petia, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview about your company, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
1. Petia, please tell us about MySuper.Site.
MySuper.Site builds web sites that are focused not only at good design, but also at conversion. You need great online presence and weíre doing our best to give it to you. And stay in your budget. We crate business sites, e-commerce sites, real estate sites, tourist agencies sites and more.
2. How did you come up with the idea for MySuper.Site?
Iíve been a web designer for years and Iíve worked for other companies. A time came that I wanted to develop services the way I find them to be useful and in short Ė do things my way.
3. What is the key to your companyís success?
Weíre experienced, keeping deadlines, focused on clientís needs and staying in the budget. We rely on strategy and we build one for every project we work on.
4. Many of our readers are just starting to build a company. What advice can you give entrepreneurs just starting out with a new venture?
Do your best to be an expert in your field. Youíll have to spend all your energy, all your thoughts Ė but if you are motivated enough Ė itís gonna work. If there are things you donít know Ė ask, read more, seek more information. Being an expert is whatís going to make you stand out.
5. For other entrepreneurs seeking to build a business as successful as yours, what advice can you give them when times get a little challenging?
Challenges is what should motivate you more, not the opposite. Being challenged means youíll have to put more efforts in what you do. That will make you a bigger expert. And that in term will make you more successful. Yes, it takes time. Yes, it can be demotivating sometimes. But challenges are there all the time Ė not only in business, but in life. You canít have it all, all the time. Your business will have ups and downs. The environment is variable and sometimes changes in the environment affect your business. Accept that even before starting doing business. And always remember ďItís just business. At the end of the day there are more important things.Ē
6. How do you make sure your customers will become raving fans of your company?
Respect them and their needs. Share your knowledge. Be there when they need advice. Make them feel cherished. Itís really important to build a good relationship with them and following all of the above is going to build it.
7. In todayís fast changing business environment, how do you stay abreast of things?
I read all the time. I follow the latest tendencies. Iíve subscribed for news from all important publishers in my field. I never refuse to spend more time on reading. Even if itís midnight Ė if itís an informative article Ė itíll take a few more minutes from my sleep, but Iíll start the next day with more ideas in my head.
8. What is your ďWhyĒ? Why do you get up in the morning, and how do you keep yourself at peak performance to lead MySuper.Site?
I love what I do. Iíve studied psychology for 4 years. Iíve been a hobby artist since I can remember myself. And Iím doing web design since there was Internet in my country (i.e. from 1999). I think creating web sites is a great combination of all mentioned above and Iím constantly thinking how to get better. Every morning I get up I think what Iím going to learn today, that will help me create greater and greater sites. Itís motivation and desire to learn thatís working for me. And not the least Ė Iím a communicative person and I love talking with my clients. Itís not enough just to create a site, itís their reaction that matters the most and their future success that is the biggest reward. When Iíve created a successful site and receive my clientís review Ė thatís when I know Iím doing it right. And thatís how I know I should continue doing it.
9. Can you recommend a book that has had an influence in your career? How did it influence you?
ďTribesĒ by Seth Godin.
ďďLife's too short" is repeated often enough to be a cliche, but this time it's true. You don't have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It's not just pointless, it's painful. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don't need to escape from.Ē
Building my own business created an everyday for me that I donít want to escape from, but Iím eager to follow.
10. What makes a great leader?
A great leader leads by example. You want your team to be motivated and hard working? Be motivated and hard working. Donít expect that your employees will want to do something if you, as their leader, donít want to do it. You should be an example to follow, the main figure in the team, the inspiration, the one others talk to when there is a need of advice.
Petia Koleva, thank you so much for participating in the DotCom Magazine Leader Roundtable Interview Series. We very much appreciate the time you spent helping our readers learn more about what it takes to build a great company and become a great leader. We wish you, your family, and of course MySuper.Site, nothing but the best.