Name: Apogee Security Services
Years of Operation: 8 months
Where are you on your journey?: Getting Advanced - have a website and online marketing that is working, but want to learn about more advanced strategies
What Do You Love About Being In Business?: Because of web.com, I'm in business!!!! My story is a success story. Back in February of this year, I saw the commercial for a free 30 day trial period for $99. The offer was tempting so out of curiosity, I called the number that was on TV and asked them to build me a website for a security guard company (I flirted with this idea for years). I had a certain amount of time to cancel afterwards. I called maybe a few days later to cancel because I needed my money and didn't want to get charged for the site. However, when I called, the sales person extended my time before my debit card would be charged. I agreed to it and within a few days, the site went live. That day marked the birth of Apogee Security Services, LLC. I had no intentions of starting a security guard company up until I got the website. From Feb-April, I researched and did the necessary paperwork to become a licensed security company in the state of Georgia. In mid April, I submitted my application to the Georgia's Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies. In May, I received a card in the mail that stated I was qualified to take the state exam. I scheduled the exam for June so I can have time to study. In June, I passed the exam. After I passed the exam, I had to submit a Surety Bond for $25,000.00 and my License fee of $500.00. It took a few weeks for me to get everything together because my Surety Bond got lost in the mail. All my paperwork was submitted by August 7th. I assumed my License will be issued right after that. However, I was informed that I had to wait for the board members to actually review my application during their next meeting which was September 26, 2013. Being that part of the meeting was opened to the public, i decided to take the 2 hour drive to attend. At 1:15pm that day, I was informed that my company was APPROVED for license!!!!!!!! A 7 month journey. I'm a fully licensed and bonded security guard company. I owe a lot to you guys.
Where Do You Need the Most Help/Support?: Marketing
Website Address: www.apogeesecurity.net
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lamont