Co-written by Nita Black and Paula Milner
Often business owners start out with an idea that quickly turns into sales. But then something like Covid-19 hits and the way you have been doing business doesn’t work anymore. Knowing how to pivot using new strategies or sometimes just starting over can be hard for anyone.
When you think about drones, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of the time when we consider a drone, we think about the plane-like crafts observed in the park on a sunny Saturday afternoon flying alongside the vibrant kites. But S2S brings a whole new twist to what a drone can be used for.
Meet Cedric, a drone expert and founder of S2S who help business owners qualify for new contract opportunities.
Cedric was first licensed by the FAA as a drone pilot in 2016. Playing with drones and gardening were Cedric’s favorite hobbies. In 2019, after many months of planning and researching, Cedric formed Soaring to Success, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.
About the time that S2S was starting its initial drone training program in schools, Covid-19 hit. Because of social distancing requirements, parts of the program were re-vamped to be offered online. The in-flight training component, however, was in person and was therefore put on hold. As of the date of this blog, FAA is currently not issuing any new licenses which is another snafu, delaying the licensing benefit after completing the drone training.
Due to these challenges and others, S2S pivoted by offering drone consulting to businesses so that they could qualify for drone work as specified in government contracts
S2S educates businesses working with government agencies to understand the benefit of using drones in their everyday workflow. Sometimes this means knowing how to assess potential damage of property from the sky without putting workers at risk. Other times this means using drone data collection to evaluate soil conditions and identify ways to control pests so that crops are of better quality and harvesting costs are reduced. Often drone technology is used for project inspections to reduce costs and improve worker safety.
For anyone interested in learning more about business drone usage, please feel free to reach out to Cedric Divine at www.soaring2success.org for more information.
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