Oak Design on Being a Business Owner


Thinking about starting your own business? Already taken the leap and curious to hear about the experiences of fellow business owners? Meet P.J. and Lizzy Antonik. They own and operate Oak Development and Design, a custom home building business.

In this series of videos, they share their experiences and insights on a number of topics, including how they got started, some of the mistakes they made along the way, and the value of having business insurance.

Check them out.

Video 1: Tips on Starting a Business

PJ Antonik shares his thoughts on the number one thing he’d tell a new entrepreneur, what he thinks keeps more people from starting a business, and his most pleasant surprise while working for himself.

Video 2: How to Convert Leads into Customers

PJ & Lizzy Antonik share some of their strategies for getting leads for a small business and their techniques for turning a promising lead into a customer.

Video 3: Business Mistakes & Advice

PJ & Lizzy offer some of their best small business financial advice, including their take on common small business mistakes and why insurance is so important.

Video 4: What You Need to Know About Insurance for Your Small Business

Just like the tools and equipment they use to renovate and build homes, PJ and Lizzy explain why they believe insurance is a critical part of their business.

Got Questions or Need Help With Your Insurance?

Oak Development & Design is all about building homes. We’re all about insuring small businesses. We make it fast, easy, and convenient, too. You can get general liability policies as low as 22.13/mo.* It takes just a few minutes online or on the phone.

*Monthly payment calculations (i) do not include initial premium down payment and (ii) may vary by state, insurance provider, and nature of your business. Averages based on April – June 2022 data of 10% of our total policies sold.

Ed Grasso

As a 9-year-old at summer camp, I hated it — especially after being pulled screaming from the pool during the swimming competition. While this left me without an aquatic achievement patch, it also inspired the letter to my parents that got me an early release from Camp Willard. That showed me the power of writing. I’ve done my best to use it only for good ever since, such as writing helpful articles for small business owners.

Ed writes on a number of topics such as liability insurance, small business funding, and employee management.