Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Eboné Almon, Founder of The Professional Homegirl, located in New York, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
The Professional Homegirl is a place where women of color don't have to look far to see themselves. Under the PHG conglomerate are The Professional Homegirl Podcast and The Professional Homegirl Coloring Books. The Professional Homegirl Podcast is an informative podcast that interviews women anonymously who have survived addictions and overcame generational curses and a multitude of life lessons. This podcast aims to show the full range of women of color living full lives that they have worked to have. The Professional Homegirl Coloring Books are interactive self-help coloring books where customers color illustrations of women from different lifestyles while listening to stories from The Professional Homegirl Podcast.
My customers, The Professional Homegirls, are women who are pursuing the life they always envisioned for themselves by any means necessary. They are unapologetic, bold, and constantly working towards a better version of themselves. At The Profesional Homegirl, we encourage women to share their stories because their storylines could be someone else's lifeline. Our customers come to us for hope and inspiration because tough times don't last, but Professional Homegirls do.
Tell us about yourself
I have a passion for entrepreneurship and storytelling, which has inspired me to create a platform where women of color don't have to look far to see themselves. I've met so many women who shared their stories with me on how they overcame some of the hardest challenges on their journey, which fueled a fire and ignited me to provide a space where passion, knowledge, and experiences can exist all in one.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I have so many accomplishments that I am so thankful for, but there are two things that I am most proud of - having my podcast recognized in publications and having my coloring books in ten bookstores around the world. My goal is to be an example to my community that as long as you believe in yourself, anything is possible!
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
I think one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner is finding the support to sustain your business. We all want to have support from those who believe in our business the way we do, but as we all know, it's not that simple. My advice to those is to continue building your business because support will come and appear in many different ways.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be consistent, stay encouraged, and believe in yourself!
Where can people find you and your business?
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