Written By Samantha Cee.
Entrepreneurship , is the epitome of being a hustler . Today out inspiring Life is a Chicago based Mobile Spa , Total Perfections ... Your eyes do not deceive you . This mobile Spa Lives up to its famous name and astonishing reputation . Today I Give you Total Perfections with Inspiring Lives ..
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Fashion Gxd Magazine : How Long has your business been in existence ? How did the idea for your business come about?
Total Perfections: I've been in the beauty industry for over 13 years and I have always tried to produce innovative products that would be sure to stand out.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :How did you come up with the Name "Total Perfections "?
Total Perfections: Everything I do I try to perfect it as much as possible in every aspect which, is where the name Total Perfection came from.
Fashion Gxd Magazine:How do you find people to bring into your organization that truly care about the organization ?
Total Perfections: Its really difficult finding people that care about my organization as I do. I'm in the process of hiring new independent contractors. Its just hard finding loyal people that are on the same page as I.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneur
Total Perfections: Be consistent, be confident, follow your passion while never giving up would be three pieces of advice I would give to a college student who wants to be an entrepreneur.
Fashion Gxd Magazine:If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently
Total Perfections: If I had the chance to start over or do things differently I would take more time researching my target market and re think if Chicago is the right startup city for my business.
Fashion Gxd Magazine:What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur
Total Perfections: The top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur is leadership, resilience, and focus.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from it?
Total Perfections: I failed a couple times before with owning my own nail salon, I learned that you need a team of the right people to build a brand, your empire.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How many hours do you work a day on average?
Total Perfections: I work 24 hours a day, even in my sleep I'm thinking of ways to grow my business. No, but seriously I would say I work 11-13 hours a day.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: Describe/outline your typical day?
Total Perfections: A typical day: wake up 7am get my kids prepared and out for school, take a look at my schedule for the day depending on what it consist of I may have to go pick up the mobile Spa get it cleaned and prepare for a spa party some days I only have to ship out Pedi flops, call business located in and out of Chicago to speak with them about retail distribution and somedays I may have to work on the mobile spa as well as, ship out Pedi flops, and take meetings with local distributers. Also, some weekends I travel to par take in network events and trade shows.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Total Perfections: As an entrepreneur still in the start-up phase of my business it has put a strain on my on my family life. I may not have a lot of free time to spend with my family and finances can be a bit tight at times. I
continue to remind myself and kids that things will get better.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What motivates you?
Total Perfections: Being able to provide a better life for my kids is what motivates me.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How do you generate new ideas?
Total Perfections: 24/7 Im thinking of new ideas some make it off my notepad and some don't. Having a passion for the beauty industry Im constantly thinking of what products are missing.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Total Perfections: Success to me is reaching my goals, being content and happy with where I am in life, and providing a great quality of life for myself and my family. The best way to achieve long-term success is to remain consistent in chasing your dreams and reaching your goals.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How have you built your successful customer base ?
Total Perfections: I build a successful customer base by always maintaining the integrity of my business/brand, byalways providing great customer service, and always aiming to please.
Fahsion Gxd Magazine : do you believe there is a specific pattern or formula to success ?
Total Perfections: I don't believe that there is a particular pattern or formula to becoming a successful nail spa owner
but I will say I think one should be passionate about what you do because helps to lead to success.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Who is your biggest inspiration?
Total Perfections: My mom has been my best inspiration, as a child seeing her doing her part by working hard to make sure my brother and I didn't go without has instilled great ethics in me which, keeps me going and moving towards my goals.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What books are you reading ?
Total Perfections: The book that inspires me the most is Who Says You Cant? I Do by Daniel Chidiac
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What is your favorite part of being a entrepreneur?
Total Perfections: My favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur is being my own boss.
Fahsion Gxd Magazine : What has attributed the most to your success?
Total Perfections: Innovation and trendsetting is the key attributes to my success.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What are the five key elements to running a successful business
Total Perfections: 5 key elements for starting and running a successful business I would say
are: a good team, good location, a target market, good advertisement, and passion.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What has been your most satisfying moment of business?
Total Perfections: The most satisfying moment in business for me was when my spa Total Perfection Nail Spa on Wheels was featured in Nails Magazine February 2013 issue.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What in your opinion is the difference between a entrepreneur and someone who works for someone else ?
Total Perfections: The difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else is that the entrepreneur took the chance and followed their dreams.
FGM: What are your most successful forms of marketing your business ?
Total Perfections: I market via social media sites, flyers, and networking events. My most successful form of marketing has been word of mouth.
FGM: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Total Perfections: Focused is one word that characterizes my life as an entrepreneur.
FGM: What was some of the mistakes you made being an entrepreneur ?
Total Perfections: One of the biggest mistakes Ive made throughout the journey of building my business is putting my trust in people thinking I could depend on them to motivate, inspire, and support me.
FGM: What are you doing when you aren't working ?
Total Perfections: On my non-work days I enjoy having a glass of wine and watching a good movie.
Fahsion Gxd Magazine: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Total Perfections: I've had to make sacrifices such as: saving more money instead of splurging, I had to stop hanging out with the girls as much in order to stay focused, and Ive had to remove some people that I really cared about out of my life because of negative energy.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
Total Perfections: In 10 years from now I see business being worldwide with possible franchisee. In 20 years I see my business being a multi-billion dollar business and extremely dominant in the beauty industry.