HR Business Weekly: Air date – January 22, 2017 – Episode 52
Watch the entire show here.
*Nicole Slade, CEO of What a Diva Boutique.
She started her business as a side gig while working a full-time job. She made jewelry and sold the pieces from the back of her car. She opened up 5 storefront locations in a short amount of time.
“You can have a storefront, open the doors, turn on the open sign, and have no customers.”
Nicole shut down those physical storefronts. She then started reaching out to other boutique owners. Her jewelry is now selling in other locations.
“Whatever the dream is in your heart, do it. Do not allow for friends, or family or anybody to discourage you or take away whatever it is you have in your heart. They may not always understand it at first. Don’t be afraid to fail.”
Connect with What a Diva Boutique on Facebook here.
*Kristen Sill, General Manager of Escape Room Virginia.
When the company opened its first location, not many people had heard of the escape room concept. They turned to video to create awareness and excitement about the brand.
On social media, they would take a picture of people after they completed every room. They would then tag them on social media.
“You will usually listen to your friends and family the most. If your friends and family do something that was super exciting and they share it on their Facebook wall, you’re going to look at it more than you would an advertisement on Facebook.”
Escape rooms are great for team-building for companies.
“It brings a lot of different minds together.”
Connect with Escape Room Virginia here.
*James Lindsey with Lindsey Brothers Plumbing and Heating.
The company is celebrating 50 years in business.
“We started out with two plumbing trucks and one oil truck. Today, we have about 12 trucks.”
“We’re making it better for people to make a living.”
He started working in the 1940s making 60 cents an hour. He worked hard to make relationships and pull together enough money to start the company.
Connect with Lindsey Brothers here.
*Dr. David Arrington, a Regent University alum, on the difference between a business coach and a business mentor.
When picking a business coach, look for:
*A good rapport with that person
*Check the resume
Connect with David Arrington here.