Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Abdul Golden, founder and CEO of Fix My Sleep, located in Detroit, MI, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We make and sell all-natural sleep products for seniors.
Tell us about yourself
I started this business because I've been a bad sleeper all of my adult life, so I was trying to solve the problem for me and realized there are lots of people out there with the same problem, and the business was born. What motivates me is the problem-solving aspect of running a business that keeps me going.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Creating products that people love! That's a lot harder to do than it seems. I've been able to do it with two different businesses, and it's a great feeling.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
For me, it's been raising and managing cash. No matter how good the product is, if you aren't able to raise and manage your cash flow, you will have big problems.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Make sure you're solving a real problem for people. If you can do that, it makes everything else much easier.
- Learn how to get comfortable with delegating and leading people.
- Make sure your business operations are fundamentally sound.
Where can people find you and your business?
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