Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Robert Nabors, founder of Nabors Cut LLC, located in Maplewood, MN, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm a Cosmetologist specializing in men's haircuts and women's shortcuts. My customers are made up of all ethnic groups from all age ranges. My pro tip is always to take kids as new customers because if they feel safe in your chair, you will have a client for a lifetime as well as their kids if you're blessed to be in this industry that long.(I'm currently on cutting families 4th generation)
Tell us about yourself
I started working on my business at the age of 11,but not realizing this until I looked back because that’s when I started cutting hair. What started me working on my business was the fact I had no control over parts of my career by working under someone else’s rules.I felt like I had no room for growth.I am motivated by making people feel their very best every single time they sit in my chair.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a Business Owner was being able to start a business. As a 2x Kidney Transplant Recipient there were moments when I didn’t think that would ever be possible. Just making the leap to become one was difficult. For the last 7 years, I have secured contracts with both Ramsey County Juvenile (JDC) & Adult Detention Centers (ADC) to cut inside their facilities, if I didn’t take the leap all of the things that I have accomplished thus far probably would not have happened.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Here are a few of the hardest things that come with being a business owner: staying consistent, being creative, and coming up with new ideas.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Always Believe In Yourself; if you don't, No One Else Will.
- Surround yourself with like-minded people.
- Never look at something as a failure; always look at it as a learning experience.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Never Give Up On Yourself, and Always Keep Pushing Your Limits
Where can people find you and your business?
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