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Featured Studio Owner

Home Video Studio - NJ
Home Video Studio - Hackensack

Date: 04/12/2013

Peter Gallo is living his dream. On a clear morning he can walk outside, gaze east and watch the sun rise over the Manhattan Skyline. On any given evening he's a short train ride away from the sights, sounds and sizzle of the world's most energetic city. Peter's days, however, are his biggest dream-come-true: He has turned his passion into his profession.

Last year, as the owner of Home Video Studio in Hasbrouck Heights NJ, Gallo netted over $100,000.00 providing "Video Services for Everyone" - from simple tape/DVD transfers to full-blown shooting and editing - to his many clients, both personal and corporate. And the best part? He did it all from home. "New York City is a great place," laughs Gallo, "but I wouldn't want to work there."

Pete's journey to this uncanny yet enviable position began over eight years ago as the happy outcome of a "misfortune" that seems increasingly common these days. Enjoying a career as an Electrical Engineer he suddenly found himself laid off from his corporate job. Isn't it times like these that the entrepreneurial urge seems to surface in self-determined people? It sure did for Peter. He realized that sometimes life kicks you...but he could at least determine the direction!

What could have been a bad time for Peter Gallo became a season of clarity. "I sat back and looked at my strengths," says Peter. "I loved video as a hobby but I thought 'I wonder if I could do this for a living?' Plus I've always had an attitude of self- determination and empowerment...you know? If anything is going to happen it's up to me. It seemed like the right time and I just figured there's got to be a way to do this." His only reservation was, naturally, some concern about going it alone.

Ironically (or not) Gallo then became aware of Home Video Studio by way of a friend (who later became a Home Video Studio owner as well) who had seen an advertisement about their home-based video franchises. Gallo followed his hunches and attended a discovery day in Indianapolis called Show 'N Tell. He liked what he saw.

"All my concerns about entrepreneurship were addressed," say Pete. "Here was a company that had a proven plan...had taken the lumps...had invented the wheel so that I didn't have to."

So Peter made a decision to be a Home Video Studio owner. He opened up his studio in August of 2005 with modest goals that he meticulously set out to attain. "My first goal," laughs Peter, "was to not be a statistic. I remember reading somewhere that most start-up businesses were gone within five years. I did not want that to happen to me."

Peter gets serious, however, when he reveals his heartfelt beliefs on what has guided him from the very start and sustained him for over eight years: "It all comes down to attitude. Failure is not an option to me, and I take full responsibility for my business. I harbor no feelings of entitlement. If something goes wrong I take the blame. On the other hand, I enjoy when things go right. It's all on me. That's what I was looking for when I started this and that's what I have."

Pete brings this attitude to work with him every morning, and it shows: It shows in his daily marketing activities. "Home Video Studio has a plan on how to make your studio visible in the market. If you follow it your phone will ring," says Gallo.

It shows in the respectful faces of his clients. "I have really learned how to relate with my customers. "Out of all my awards for video excellence I'm very proud of The Relationship Mindset Award."

It shows in his Home Video Studio colleagues, among whom he is a past Studio Owner of the Year: "... the camaraderie, support, the training, the advice has been the most valuable. We have over sixty studios. That's a lot of colleagues to share and compare notes with. I also like the competition...we push each other. I want to excel and be at the top, that's just the way I am!"

And it shows in his daily bank deposit. 'Nuff said.

Does Pete Gallo think he's successful? "There's plenty to learn every day, but I'm on the right track," says Pete, "I make a good living doing something I enjoy so much I can't even call it work." And, in the offing, is a probable move to a storefront. "We've grown so much that I'm waiting for the right circumstance to open up a retail space. I'm in negotiations right now and it looks promising!"

Here's to the next eight years!

Home Video Studio - NJ
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Here's what we'll cover at Show 'N Tell Saturday.

The number one thing we'll cover is making money in the video business. I'll cover pricing video as well as collecting the money. What's the difference between a $500.00 video and a $5000.00 video? Are you leaving money on the table? I'll teach you how we do it! Oh... what about a $30,000.00 video?
This is the great unknown for most people who attempt to enter our industry. How do you get business and find clients? I'll share with you.
I'll cover our 12 month and 21 day in person training program in depth. How do we take you from where you are now to where you want to be? We are very good at this as long as you can take that first step and get to Show 'N Tell!
You'll be in my studio all day so we'll definitely get into the nitty gritty on equipment and gear. How will you outfit your studio? Do you have current equipment that can be used? Maybe and if so that will save you some money.
Home Video Studio is a short cut to success. You may be looking for both financial success and creative achievements - money in the bank and an Oscar! We make no promises except to put you in an environment with others who have the same vision. Our mission is to help you achieve success as you define it.
Not everyone is out to make a fortune. Home Video Studio is a very fun and exciting business and lifestyle. Want to turn your hobby into a real live functioning studio? We can do that for you. Want to get your family involved in the business? We'll help train them. This is a very family friendly business.
We'll discuss transitions and getting started. Going to quit your job? Come out of retirement? Convert a 401k? Will you work the studio part time until you can go full time? We will start designing a plan for you at Show 'N Tell Saturday.
We are experts in funding and financing. If you need us to help you find the money we would be happy to. It is easy to convert a 401k or IRA with zero penalty. Many people do a refi or a home equity loan. There are other avenues as well. One of the things we do on Saturday afternoon is cover financing. It's not that difficult. If you need consultation on funding call us.

We suggest you bring your spouse/partner to our Show 'N Tell Saturday. That's our treat. You'll know a whole lot more about running a Home Video Studio by end of day on Saturday!

Show 'N Tell: A first glimpse
john and tammy
"Tammy and I came to a Show 'N Tell Saturday. The initial conversation was Robert talking about what it is to be a Home Video studio Owner. Of course we'd listened to the CD's over and over in our car for a couple of months. I think Then we had the presentation and we signed right there at the end of the presentation."
- John Montgomery - Newark, OH.
tony and lori
"Our Show 'N Tell Saturday was on May 11, 2002 - Mother's Day weekend! We were already operating our own video business, but we wanted to run it at a higher level with better equipment. We needed a plan and a system like the one offered by Home Video Studio. If you're thinking about HVS, you should go to Show 'N Tell Saturday."
- Tony & Lori Melendez - Amherst, OH.
Call 317-358-5932 or 1-866-714-1956 to reserve your spot! Or Email Robert@homevideostudio.com. Space is limited. Travel paid for qualified attendees!
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