Today we interview Taylor Turner! Tell us about your business, Taylor!
Business Name – Buffer Insurance
Business Objective/Goals – To make the entire employee benefits process simple, comprehensive, and cost effective.
Business Phone – (214) 238-4475
Business Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Website – https://bufferinsurance.com/
How long have you lived/worked in the area?
27 years, born and raised!
Life Story: Short version of where you’re originally from, where you grew up, other places/states/countries you’ve lived in, and what led you to this career.
I’ve been in this area my whole life. While attending the University of Texas at Arlington, I decided to take a brief hiatus in order to join the Marine Corps Reserves. After returning from training, I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics and started my professional career while continuing in the Reserves. Buffer Insurance was naturally a great fit, being a veteran-led and veteran-owned business.
What was your biggest challenge when starting this career?
Building a solid network. Although this has become one of my favorite aspects now.
What is the hardest and the best part of your work?
Meeting new people. People make every situation unique and I enjoy that aspect, even when the situation may prove difficult.
Who is your ideal customer/client?
Small to mid sized businesses; whether it be the business owner, lead human resource professional, or finance director.
What’s your favorite thing in the area? To-do, restaurants, places?
There is something here for everyone. I enjoy playing soccer and trying new restaurants with friends.
What do you see/What would you like to see in the future for the area?
I would like to see other small businesses open their doors, keeping with the area’s whimsical atmosphere.
If we come across each other in the town, where would we be and what would you be doing?
I am a bad golfer aspiring to be a LESS bad golfer, you might see me at the driving range or stuffing my face on Oak St.
What’s something about you that would surprise most people?
I am terrified of heights, but love skydiving.
If you could advise yourself back when you were 20, what would you say?
Do it, take action. There is a quote by Zig Ziglar where he says “you don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” Not only would this help my 20 year old self, but I think they are words we should all live by.