Glen Bhimani is the CEO and founder of BPS Security, one of the fastest growing security firms in the U. S. He has decades of experience, and an unrivaled genius when it comes to the world of small business which allowed him to grow his company by 400% in just one quarter. Glen’s company utilizes proprietary software and integrates technology in novel ways to protect clients and improve the security industry as a whole. His expertise has been featured in Security Magazine, AllBusiness Online Resources for Small Business, Woman’s World, KENS5 News, and other similar publications.
Thank you for joining us here at The Corporate Escapists. Please introduce yourself to our reader. They love to know about you, your passion, and how you came to find and follow your passion.
As a child I often went to bed without dinner because there wasn’t money for it, I knew that being a business owner was the way I would ensure my child didn’t have that life. Then I learned I have a passion for protecting the innocent and BPS was born.
Bob Proctor once quoted ‘To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is both a triumph and a blessing”. How important is it to you to have the belief within one’s self?
It’s important because there is no other way to bring a dream to life than to believe in the unseen. Once you can believe in a future you can’t see, you are already halfway to achieving what you’re hoping for and therefore are already triumphing.
Tell us what the word “Trust” means to you?
Trust means reliability in all things. It means that when I tell someone that I will do something for them, they can rely on the knowledge that it will get done and vice versa. And when you trust in a dream/hope, you see it as reliable and attainable.
What has been one of the biggest business ideas you have had and how did you have the trust and hope within yourself to implement it?
The biggest business idea I had was to create a security firm that defies the norm in the security industry and actually takes care of guards and clients. I knew I wasn’t willing to do business any other way, so I knew it would become reality.
Running your own business can be scary. Success requires moments of trust and hope to push through to the next level. Tell us one of the moments you have had to push through to take your business to the next level?
One of the biggest moments was when we’d been in business for 2 years without a single client. It was tempting to give up, but my wife was a huge encouragement and it’s because of her and my business partner that we pushed through.
What is your favourite quote about trust and hope?
“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey And… “Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start their own business?
Your hope and trust in your vision will fail at some point, so make sure you have people around you that you can trust to encourage your hope in your vision at those moments.