Rodreaka King’s mission is to make beautiful women FEEL beautiful by offering luxury services and by offering education on the services and upkeep. She also provides a professional environment for women who are also small business owners. She is currently obtaining her license to teach Esthetician programs.
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Thank you for joining us today. Please introduce yourself to our readers. They want to know you, some of the background story to bring some context to your interview.
Rodreaka King: Hello my name is Rodreaka King. I am a solo esthetician out of Fayetteville, NC. My company is called The Vanity Room Skin Studio. We focus on vaginal skin rejuvenation, restoration, and offer relaxation. I started my company in the middle of the pandemic. And it has thrived so much that I was able to rent a space and provide an affordable location to provide services for other women who are also small business owners.
You are a successful entrepreneur, so we’d like your view point, do you believe entrepreneurs are born or made? Explain.
Rodreaka King: As an entrepreneur, I believe we are born with hustle and ambition. I also believe that an entrepreneur is made. Hustle and ambition build the character of an entrepreneur. Going through different situations and displaying resilience and not giving up makes the entrepreneur.
If you were asked to describe yourself as an entrepreneur in a few words, what would you say?
Rodreaka King: I am a dedicated entrepreneur. I love the hustle and bustle of the ever-changing beauty industry. But the most important thing about me is I am a learner. I love to learn new things to keep up with the industry.
Tell us about what your company does and how did it change over the years?
Rodreaka King: My company provides luxury services for women that include facials and waxing. I started with lashes but I no longer offer lashes as a service.
Thank you for all that. Now for the main focus of this interview. With close to 11.000 new businesses registered daily in the US, what must an entrepreneur assume when starting a business?
Rodreaka King: As an entrepreneur, assume that you will have to commit to your business even in times where it may not be going how you want. Resiliency and determination will get you far. Never give up.
Did you make any wrong assumptions before starting a business that you ended up paying dearly for?
Rodreaka King: Yes, in my first year I opened a salon before I graduated. With no knowledge on how to obtain or retain clients. Within 6 months I closed my location. At the time it seemed like the biggest loss of my life.
If you could go back in time to when you first started your business, what advice would you give yourself and why? Explain
Rodreaka King: If I could go back to that time I would tell myself to take seminars. Listen to the women who are in my industry and their ups and downs. Listen to their advice. And take what I what and create my own lane.
What is the worst advice you received regarding running a business and what lesson would you like others to learn from your experience?
Rodreaka King: The worst advice I’ve ever received was for me to give up. To stop while I’m ahead. Coming from the source it came from only motivated me to work hard to get where I am today.
In your opinion, how has COVID-19 changed what entrepreneurs should assume before starting a business? What hasn’t changed?
Rodreaka King: COVID 19 in my opinion is making the business industry strong. It’s giving people the courage to start businesses and actually giving them the time to put into the businesses as well. My industry hasn’t changed, women want to feel and look beautiful at all times.
What is a common myth about entrepreneurship that aspiring entrepreneurs and would-be business owners believe in? What advice would you give them?
Rodreaka King: A common myth is that success happens overnight. Or within a year. That is not true. Success happens as time goes on. As long as you are promoting and engaging in your business you will do well. Never quit!
What traits, qualities, and assumptions do you believe are most important to have before starting a business?
Rodreaka King: I believe that resilience and determination are the top 2 traits to have when becoming an entrepreneur.
How can aspiring leaders prepare themselves for the future challenges of entrepreneurship? Are there any books, websites, or even movies to learn from?
Rodreaka King: In my opinion some things you can not prepare for. As time goes on life’s experiences build the character you become. I always read self-help books when I feel like my business isn’t being productive enough. One of my favs is The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone. If you haven’t go read it.
You have shared quite a bit of your wisdom and our readers thank you for your generosity but would also love to know: If you could choose any job other than being an entrepreneur, what would it be?
Rodreaka King: If I could choose any other job besides being an entrepreneur I would choose to be a nurse. It would still be me helping in some kind of way.
Thank you so much for your time, I believe I speak for all of our readers when I say that this has been incredibly insightful. We do have one more question: If you could add anyone to Mount Rushmore, but not a politician, who would it be; why?
Rodreaka King: If I could add anyone to Mount Rushmore it would have to be Rihanna. I am inspired by how she started as a singer but she has the beauty industry in an uproar with her skincare and makeup lines.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Rodreaka King for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
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