Ashley Kosharek launched AMK Cleaning Services as a way to make money as a single parent. What started as a means of making extra cash soon blossomed into a successful enterprise. AMK Cleaning now offers a variety of services for residential, office, commercial and construction spaces. The company also specializes in green, eco-friendly cleaning techniques.
Kosharek was connected with her SCORE mentor, John Hepfler, after learning about SCORE at a Women’s Business Conference in Eau Claire, Wis. “I’ve gotten a lot of key advice from John in business and also personal life advice,” says Kosharek.
When asked what advice she would give to entrepreneurs, Kosharek says, “To be a sponge and be open to advice from those who have gone through the path of running their own businesses.” She also compares starting a company to raising a child. “Just like a toddler you crawl, fall, pick yourself up, walk, fall, pick yourself up, then run,” she says.