Jason Allen is the Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Eye Screening Solutions- a nationwide wholesale criminal research company based out of Riverside, California. After graduating from California State Fullerton, Jason worked for many top CRA companies, where he was responsible for the creation and implementation of domestic and international research networks. Given his extensive industry experience, he now provides wholesale criminal data with reliability, speed, and accuracy. With over 3,100 different court jurisdictions in the US, their team helps minimize the errors associated with manual data entry.
Where did the idea for Eagle Eye Screening Solutions come from?
Eagle Eye Screening Solutions, Inc was created to fix the gap between court runners struggling to communicate with their clients and provide excellent TAT to their clients.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
On a daily basis we work closely with our research staff to navigate the ever-changing rules in courts nationwide. We work on creating new products, answer customer service inquiry’s and ensure accuracy and speedy TATs.
How do you bring ideas to life?
My staff and I have monthly meetings where we review issues and come up with solutions to those problems. I value open communication and the opinions of everyone that I work with.
What’s one trend that excites you?
AI is probably the biggest technology product out there right now and trying to keep pace with its ever growing capabilities.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I like to get up early each day and listen to a good book, and workout every day to relive stress and stay focused on the day’s priorities. I think it’s important to maintain a health work-life balance. It’s very easy to suffer from burnout in business.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would say read more books, network more, believe in yourself, and learn from the people you work with. Every experience is a learning opportunity. Take the time to reassess and then try again.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
The earth is not round it is flat! LOL
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Do things that make you uncomfortable until they become second nature for you, that’s the only way to grow. It’s hard to step outside of your comfort zone but it is also a necessary step in achieving your goals.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Building trust is something we want to grow daily, I want my clients to know we are there for them no matter what and they can lien on us anytime they need something done.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I thought I could run my business on my own, but I quickly learned to succeed you need to trust others and hire people smarter than you to grow your business the right way.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Create your own software system so you can control how things are built and run.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Marketing is the key to growing your business, so we focus on how we can improve that every day.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Using products like Evernote, or Notepad are key to keeping a good log of internal meetings and when you have client interactions.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad-This book can be applied to your personal and business lives. Advice on how to grow and invest your money and business.
What is your favorite quote?
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln
- Hire people that are smarter than you.
- Continue to educate your mind by reading books monthly.
- Use technology to your advantage.
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