Transcription is one of those services not often thought about – that is until it’s needed. Who is going to transcribe the AGM recording for the annual report or who has the skill to translate the medical jargon contained in the letters sent between specialists?
Entrepreneur Annalisa Holmes has found her business niche in providing great outsourced transcription services. The Transcription People have a long list of blue chip clients from around the world who depend on the speedy, high quality transcription services for their own businesses.
Launched from Ms Holmes home office with her business partner and husband David almost 10 years ago, The Transcription People was initially a side project to her corporate job in Sydney. However, when she was made redundant Ms Holmes decided to push ahead with the business – something she found satisfying as she was able to continue working at her own pace while pregnant with her son. The couple in work and life have since had a daughter and expanded the business.
“Working from home around two children met my dual aims in work and life,” Ms Holmes said.
“I am stimulated through work and building a business, while at the same time being a great mum,” she said.
As The Transcription People grew, Ms Holmes started contracting other businesswomen as typists and proofreaders to cope with the increasing workload.
“Not only am I building a business for myself, but I am helping other female entrepreneurs grow too.”
The business moved from the couple’s home office to dedicated space in Erina’s growing business district on the NSW Central Coast. Here there is room for Annalisa and David Holmes, their office staff and on-site typists.
“Our office space gives us the room to expand that our home office didn’t, and this is becoming more relevant every day as our staff needs grow,” Ms Holmes said.
The Transcription People’s client list includes Ernst & Young, Sony BMG, Tikitiboo, Canon Australia, IBM Australia, Wesley Mission, Macquarie University, KPMG and Sydney Water.