Q. Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
A. BikiniBOD is personal story in my quest to create solutions specifically for both the fitness, wellness and beauty space. For women let’s be honest if you look good you feel good. We want to create amazing products backed by science, in clean, safe and natural way. We have served thousands of customers in 22 different countries w/our products, initially with our flagship product in 2015: “The Ultimate Beauty Body Formula™” and are continuing to come up with new cutting edge products to help women look good and feel great.
Q. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
A. As a former professional IFBB Fitness Bikini Professional, Personal Trainer and Licensed Cosmetologist. As a bikini competitor, there were no products in the market that helped with both energy, weight loss, appetite suppression without making me feel horrible. I also felt that products should help in other arenas for total beauty like strengthening hair skin and nails. This was the inspiration behind BikiniBOD.
Q. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
A. Start with passion – passion is what will drive you not to quit when the going gets tough which it 100% certainly will.
Business is truly 20% Inspiration and 80% perspiration – are you willing to work hard and keep pushing no matter what the obstacle or when the average person would quit? If not don’t bother as there’s a 90% chance you’re eventually gunna fail as an Entrepreneur – the stats don’t lie..
Surround yourself with partners and team members that complement you and the business. You want to work with partners that challenge you and help you in areas where you’re deficient. The success of your business is 100% a function of the team you surround yourself with – they’re either assets or liabilities. As in all of life, your chances of success improve greatly with an awesome team around you.
Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Q. How many hours do you work a day on average?
Q. To what do you most attribute your success?
A. All the 3 skills mentioned above equally weighted.
Q. How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
A. Customer referrals 100% – means we have a great product that people are willing to share.
Q. Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
A. All personal funds 100% bootstrapped from savings
Q. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A. Continuing to provide the greatest and best products, brand and movement we can be proud of.
Q. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
A. Amazon – their execution and foresight into where retail was headed and how they kept convincing the market in their thesis to where it became the behemoth it has is truly remarkable.