The Many Hats of Small Business

Allison SearcyBy Allison Searcy, Induron Sales Support

Working for a small, family-owned company like Induron means that I wear many hats. My job is always different, and I never know what the day will bring.

I began working at Induron seven years ago in sales support, but since then, my duties have grown to include all kinds of things – from invoicing and accounting, to purchasing the raw materials used in our products.

The key to working for a small company is flexibility. You have to be flexible and willing to take on any number of tasks that “aren’t your job.” It’s very different from the large company I came from. At Induron, everyone does what they need to do, and when there’s a problem, we all pitch in to get it solved quickly. Many times at larger companies, you find that each person or department functions as an island. You won’t find that mentality with us.

Induron’s 14 sales reps definitely keep me on my toes. They count on me to invoice their clients, get them catalogs or other printed materials, or even help troubleshoot computer woes. We’re all a team, and it’s a great environment in which to work.

Working for a company like Induron is especially great, since I’m a wife and mom of two. There’s a family atmosphere here, and everyone is flexible if I need to attend a school function or sporting event. Davies Hood is a fantastic boss and keeps things interesting around the office! Additionally, he plans events (like our recent Birmingham Barons night at Regions Park) to build employee camaraderie. It makes for a great work environment.

All-in-all, I love working for Induron, being part of a team and wearing all these different hats. You might not expect this to be true, but working for an industrial paint manufacturing company is a lot of fun!

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