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.com/about/ I started Omega Statistics after graduating from UC Riverside with a B.S. in Statistics in 2006. I remember telling my professors that I was going to be a consultant and every one of them, with the exception of my two female professors who were kind enough to say, “Good luck”, said I wasn’t ready. I probably wasn’t. But I don’t think I would have been any more ready had I earned a Ph.D. Applied statistics involved things that couldn’t be learned in the classroom. I think it is this way in most industries. My first six months I made about $20,000. But I doubled the amount each year and now make about 10 times that. I’m not wildly rich. But that is fine with me, I don’t need the responsibilities and headaches of running a larger practice. I am a very content solopreneur and after 15 years I have all the work I want. I love to teach and am now considered an expert in my field. I get to present webinars and seminars on many statistical topics, and before COVID-19 I got to travel the U.S presenting events. I worked very long hours for many years, but I now have time to enjoy my life a bit more. Of course there have been many challenges. The biggest challenge I’ve faced so far is expanding my business too fast. I had a staff of up to 5 people, offices, and all that entailed. I grew the business as I thought I “should.” But I found that having overhead and payroll kept me up at night and I discovered that being a big mogul is just not me. Dealing with that was hard, right? I mean, the world seems to want everyone to work very hard and grow their business as big as they can to be “Successful.” I have learned to trust what I want and to appreciate my desires. And I am much happier for it. And I see that as success. I think I’ve learned more about myself by running my business than I ever could have learned working for someone else, or following the lead of the pack. And, by walking my own path, I have found that I grow some of the best tomatoes and kale in town, and I am one awesome Nana! Never sell yourself short on your true desires. Never live your life to make others comfortable at your expense. If you do, your life will be discounted.

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!

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