The Rev. James Sisson, owner of Bull Dawg Taxi, answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.
What is the primary purpose of your business?
To serve the general public and to give them good, quality customer service.
What is your business background?
Taxi cab service runs in the family. My grandfather, Robert Jarrard, started Black & White in Gainesville, and also started Veteran Cab in 1950. My grandfather once took a family from Gainesville to New York City. The fare was $950. As a child my grandfather used to take me for rides in his taxi, so I am carrying on my grandfather’s legacy.
What makes your business unique?
Well, at Bull Dawg Taxi we make deliveries (such as food) and deliver to the customer. We also take people to doctor visits. We pick up prescriptions and deliver them to the customer. We also have an airport shuttle service, and I give a 10 percent senior discount. We also do time calls, which means if you have to be at work at a certain time, just give us a call and we will make you a reservation. I, Rev. James Sisson, am the lowest (priced) taxi cab in town.
What do you enjoy most about your chosen profession?
I enjoy it because it’s never the same, it’s always something different.
What has been the biggest challenge to overcome as a small business owner?
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I, Rev. James Sisson, treat all my customers as if they’re just like my mother to give them the safest ride I can.
Owned: One month
Owner: The Rev. James Sisson
Location: P.O. Box 2661 Rome, Ga. 30164
Hours: 24 hours