Christina Martinez is a Colorado-based entrepreneur hoping to revolutionize the employment process for independent contractors. We sat down with Christina ahead of the launch of her app Temp Connect to learn more about her company and why she chose CoverWallet.
What is Temp Connect?
Temp Connect is a platform for hiring and finding jobs quickly in real-time. It’s designed for those who want to work as independent contractors, like a temp agency, but without the hassle of going through an agency. My app offers unique features that allow the users to be in charge. For employees, the goal is to be paid a higher-than-average wage and get paid through the app on the day of service. For employers, they no longer have to pay high agency fees, and they get to pick and choose who they would like to work with.
What made you want to develop an app like this?
I was working in the contracting industry myself as a temp and I recognized many issues from all ends. I have used my own personal experience to build the structure of my business in the hopes of making a change.
Have you always wanted to start your own business?
Yes, I have always wanted to start a business that will help others thrive and grow. My developers started working on the app in October of 2018, and now we’re just weeks away from launching.
As an entrepreneur what’s one piece of advice you would give to someone else thinking of starting their own business?
Put yourself out there, if you really want to start your own business, it can be possible, never give up. It's better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.
How did you discover CoverWallet, and what has the customer experience been like for you?
I searched online and came across a few different companies, but CoverWallet had the best customer experience. My agent was very helpful with finding me the right business insurance policy.