Home Video Studio offers professional video production and post-production services for consumers, organizations and corporate clients. We utilize the latest in computer and video technology to provide our clients with cutting edge products and old-fashioned service - "Video Services for Everyone".
Dan Weiniger, Home Video Studio owner
from Westfield, New Jersey is our February 2013 Studio Owner of the Month - his
second SOM recognition. Dan “hit the ground running” as a new owner two and a
half years ago. His zeal and ensuing success resulted in his being named
April 2010 Owner of the Month. Since then his enthusiasm has only grown.
Besides consistent personal and financial accomplishments he has garnered,
among other awards, the Relationship Mindset Award and Rookie of the Year
Dan’s original 2010 article along with an update:
Weiniger has worked in high finance at the American Stock Exchange, in high
calories as the owner of two ice cream shops and now in high tech as a Home
Video Studio owner. Obviously Dan isn't afraid of heights and his daily
discipline to move his business upward is paying off. That's why Dan Weiniger
is April's Studio Owner of the Month. Dan, like many of our studio owners, came
to Home Video Studio by way of his love for photography and video as a hobby
while working in a different field. Although he grew up in New Jersey Weiniger
got a degree in finance from Arizona State University and soon found himself
owning a seat in the bustling environs of Wall Street and later on the Chicago
Board of Options Exchange. How cool is that? Just like the movie Trading
Places! "It was cool," says Weiniger, "but it was very hectic
and, like any other business, a trend started where smaller margins and larger
operating costs were making it harder for me to squeeze out a profit and I
began to wonder if it was worth it for me." Dan's natural entrepreneurial
instincts kicked in another cool direction, literally, and he decided to own
and operate a couple of ice cream stores is Florida. But alas, Dan's financial
muse called him back to the business of selling for Northwestern Mutual Life.
Soon after Dan met his wife Jan and they found themselves back in New Jersey
and, after the adoption of their daughter, Dan settled in to be a stay-at-home
dad and enjoy his family. As life sometimes goes, however, there was a curve in
the plan. Dan found out that he had congestive heart failure and had
suffered a heart attack without even knowing it. Upon recovery he made the
decision that there would be a few changes in his life. His abiding love of
video and photography caused him to enroll in a class in visual communications.
It was in this class that Dan met Pete Gallo, who was in the video services
business, was enjoying it and was making good money at home. Pete, one of our
very successful studio owners, told Dan about Home Video Studio and soon Dan
was on the road to studio ownership. "I went to Show-N-Tell feeling good
about this business," says Weiniger. "I got a good vibe from Robert's
humility and from the energy of the studio owners that I talked to." Dan
is now in his eighth month as an owner. His daily diligence, his creativity,
his customer service skills, his drive and his sales skills all fuel the stuff that
make for a good Home Video Studio owner. "I like running a successful
business and I like being home with my family, “says Weiniger, “that’s why this
is a perfect fit for me!”
Dan and his daughter
•Dan, since your last Studio Owner of the
Month award a lot has happened, including being named Rookie of the Year in
2011. What do attribute your success to?
•I have a deep abiding belief in the
value of what I do for my customers and I strive for amazing customer
•So you attribute your success to this
enthusiasm more than anything else?
•I tell people I may not be the world’s
greatest videographer or even the world’s greatest businessman but what I have
is enthusiasm, purpose and excitement. I see these qualities in my
daughter and it makes her life joyful. That’s the same thing I want to
give to my customers and they respond to that.
•Anything new in 2013?
as much as I can, tending to relationships business and otherwise, getting
more involved in my community.
•What about goals?
• I want to be the number one grossing
studio in the franchise.
•Any parting words?
•Yes, People don’t buy what you do, they
buy what you believe in.
Dan Weiniger, Home Video Studio’s February 2010 studio Owner of the
Month. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for you next!
Home Video Studio-Westfield, NJ