Citrus Heights Micro Enterprise Spotlight: Janice Taketa
6060 Sunrise Vista Drive Citrus Heights, CA 95610
After working at a number of different jobs, Janice decided to run her own business. Janice learned that many businesses had confidential paper documents needed to be discarded in a safe manner. Janice visited Amy’s Shredding
in Davis to explore the shredding business and decided to start her own business, Taketa Shredding. Janice started with a small shredder, but after building her client base, she used her earnings to purchase a large commercial shredder to handle the workload.
Most of Taketa Shredding’s clients are small businesses that use a lot of paper documents, such as doctor’s offices, accounting firms, realtors, and plumbers. She also has individual clients, especially during tax season.
Taketa shredding is successful because Janice puts in a lot of work in building her clientele and retaining her customers by providing the best customer service, developing trust and building great businesses relationships. Because of her excellent work, affordable prices and the convenience of her service, Janice gets many referrals from her loyal clientele. Janice has no minimum or maximum number of boxes that she accepts. Her rates are very competitive at $10/box and discounts for every 5th box. She offers free pick-up and will also provide free boxes if needed.
Janice likes having her own business and being her own boss. Janice would encourage anybody who wants to start a micro-enterprise to go for it, but you need to be ready to work hard and expect some very challenging days.