Starting a Business with Your Spouse with Stephanie and Ethan Bull
So you’ve just been laid off from your job. You’ve got a wife and kid at home, and you’re in a new city. Does the thought occur to you to start a brand new business with your spouse? Maybe not, but it’s just the risk that Ethan and Stephanie Bull took in starting their pro-assisting remote assistance business. Listen to today’s interview and learn about what it took to get them started and what it’s like to work together as a married couple.
Stephanie Bull is ProAssisting’s co-founder and the former EA for J. Crew’s CEO and the CEOs of two multi-billion-dollar hedge funds. Before developing ProAssisting, Stephanie proved herself an expert in the field and a vital addition to the C-suite by fulfilling a variety of roles, including chief of staff, estate manager, and investment liaison.
Ethan Bull is a co-founder of ProAssisting, a next-generation remote, fractional executive assistance firm for business owners and C-suite executives. With a background in hospitality and an expert in the EA space, Ethan has held a variety of senior positions, including Director of Administrative Services and senior EA to the president and CEO at Rochester Regional Health.
Join me as we talk about:
[02:28] What was the impetus for starting a business together?
[05:43] What were some of the early days in business like?
[07:30] How did they navigate the line between their personal life and business? Was it hard to set boundaries?
[10:26] How has being older helped with their startup?
[12:04] Was there ever a feeling of total overwhelm, like this isn’t working, or this isn’t happening the way we thought? What have they done to get through some of that really big overwhelming challenges and times?
[15:51] How did they manage the start-up funds for their business?
[20:39] How does Pro-Assist help their clients?
[23:21] What was it like to write a book together?
[25:38] How do they balance the work in their business?
[29:12] Stephanie’s favorite quote by Maya Angelou.
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Connect with Stephanie and Ethan
- Website: https://www.proassisting.com/
- Books: The 29-Hour Workday: A High Performer’s Guide to Leveraging Your EA
- LinkedIn: Stephanie Bull
- LinkedIn: Ethan Bull
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