Q: How did you get started? Tell us your motivation for starting this business.
My journey as a business owner began after I was denied advancement at other established Louisiana based logistics companies. What I interpreted to be rejection and failure, ultimately turned out to be an opportunity to establish myself as an entrepreneur.
Q: As an African American/Black entrepreneur, what were some of the biggest challenges and/or surprised you faced when starting your business?
I noticed there was a lack of resources available to myself and other small business owners.
Q: New Orleans is such a “robust” entrepreneurial ecosystem. What are the resources (people, networks, organizations, programs, books, articles, etc.) that you have found most useful in starting and/or growing your business?
Some of my most influential resources include a number small business incubators, government/private training initiatives, self-help literature, and countless individuals.
Q: What are you most proud of (related to your business)?
I am most proud of the people we employ, and the service we provide.
Q: What advice do you have to fellow African American/Black entrepreneurs starting a business?
You must have the grit to endure the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.
Q: Is there anything you know now that you wished you had known earlier in terms of starting or operating your business?
If I had known how rewarding entrepreneurship could be, I would have started my company a few years earlier in my career.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to share about your business or your personal story?
It does not matter what your background is or where you came from. If you apply yourself, your dreams can become a reality.