Hi I’m Nick and want to share with you my credentials for small businesses.
My introduction to businesses started at a young age. Not because I was a talented young entrepreneur, but mainly because I knew how to speak English.
Growing up in an Italian-speaking household, I was an interpreter for my parents’ business dealings. From accountants, lawyers, banks, architects, contractors and planning boards, I would absorb and repeat the information back in Italian. My father, street smart and uneducated, opened a restaurant in 1960. Throughout my childhood, my parents worked constantly and saved money to invest. They opened restaurants, invested in real estate in the US and foreign. Because I was the delegated translator, I quickly learned a wealth of information about businesses starting with the labor-intensive tasks all the way to negotiating with contractors. I was able to understand business dealings by being a conduit at accountants’ and lawyers’ offices.