Become Your Own Boss
I have many quotes that inspire me, but the one that helped me move from side hustler to full-time entrepreneur is: Sometimes you have to leap and build your wings on the way down.
Why did you start your business?
I started my 1st "real" business because I wanted to offer fraternity and sorority gear that was create and of a higher quality than what was offered at the time.
I started my most recent business because I have a desire to pass on the entrepreneurial knowledge that I have gained over my past 20 years.
Biggest Achievement so far.....
In regards to business, hitting 7 figures in revenue was a huge goal and a great achievement. There is much more that I want to do though. I would love to have a large exit.
Greatest Lesson Learned....
My greatest lesson learned is to stick with your core competencies when it comes to your business. Also, when your back is against the wall...get creative!
Person, Place or Thing that inspires you
My grandmother who passed away in 1999 inspires me. Born in 1932, Ola Mae Jackson was a spitfire. Raising 3 kids on her own, buying her own home, cars and making her own way in a small southern town here in GA, she pushes me through the wisdom she left with me and the fact that her blood runs through my veins.
Words to Foster others....
Perseverance and the pursuit of continued growth are the keys to success...whatever success means to you. It is imperative to surround yourself with people who lift, support and help you grow in new and positive ways.