We had the good fortune of connecting with Elaine Eisenbeisz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elaine, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted the flexibility of my own business. I was in a not so good marriage, could see it was going no where fast, and had two tweens to support. So I designed my website (which was still fairly easy to do in 2006), and built some websites for a few other people and wrote articles for the local paper to earn some money to finance a small amount of Google ads. My desire was to be self-sufficient, not having to depend on others to live and raise my children. So, I guess you can say it wasn’t so much my desire to own my own business, but to be able to make a reasonable amount of money while being there for my family.
What should our readers know about your business?
Omega Statistics is a private practice statistical consultancy based in Murrieta, CA. I assist with most anything statistical or data related, with exceptional expertise in helping clinical researchers and dissertation students. What sets me and my company apart from other consultancies is my personal touch. I’ll hold your hand through your research process. And, I even send Christmas cards! You can learn more about me and Omega Statistics here: https://www.omegastatistics.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Temecula Wine Country. A perfect day would be some wine tasting, perhaps a nice picnic in a scenic location, and then dinner in Old Town Temecula. A week? Well, I am only one hour away from Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and the mountains. What do you want to do? We can do it all! I recommend Wilson Creek winery. The Wilson’s built an empire on Almond Champagne. All the chicks dig it, and most men I know like it too. And don’t stop at the almond champagne, they have many more flavors of sparkling wine now! In my opinion, Chapin and Palumbo wineries have the best red wines. And Europa winery is the up and coming venue for eating, their Spanish flavored restaurant, Bolero, has great ambiance and food. I haven’t stayed at the Inn at Europa, but plan to someday soon. Eating in Old Town Temecula? Check out Blackbird or 1909. And, if you want to eat in Murrieta, my favorite place is Wine Ranch in Historic Downtown Murrieta (Don’t call it Old Town Murrieta or you’ll tick off the older locals). If we traveled to the beach for a day I would eat at the Fish House in San Diego. And I would definitely check out Old Town San Diego (you can call it Old Town, no one will care there). Stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego. This way you can walk everywhere in Old Town, eat homemade tortillas, drink many margaritas, and stagger back to your hotel for a quiet night in a turn of the century setting. And no t.v., a plus if you ask me. These are a few of my favorite things…
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to friends who encouraged me to follow my path when others said I wasn’t ready or couldn’t do it. Especially, I thank from my heart Suzie Unger-Hicks, Alyson Leigh, and Laurie Koorhan. We helped each other out while we pursued college or building our businesses. More than carpooling and long phone calls, we fed and watched over each other’s kids, and built a foundation to lift ourselves up higher in life than I believe we could have done alone. I know I sure needed the help! Thanks Ladies!