1- Hello Jeffrey, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a 4 year Army veteran who served from 2002-2006. I graduated from college with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History and Economics in 2011. I have worked several jobs, but always wanted to own my own business. I always strive to be better than I was the day before.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
My area of focus is on getting Liberty Outfitter to the point that it can run on its own without an investor for it. The reason for this is so that the profits of the company can be directed into philanthropic endeavors.
3- How do you describe “Liberty Outfitter” in few words?
Liberty Outfitter is about helping other minority business owners achieve their dreams and rise to a better position.
4- Where do you think you are making an impact?
I’m making an impact in the area of showing people that capitalism can help people get to a better financial position for them and their family. I predominantly use minority owned businesses for my supplies and designs.
5- What are some things that most people don’t know about your job?
The job of being the owner of a company is that it is long hours and stress about making sure that it succeeds the way you want.
6- The market is very changing, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I see myself in the next 5 years having a very successful business that will be giving back to other entrepreneurs who are starting out so that their rise to the top can be a little easier. I also will have a great line of Midwest soy candles that will be the best on the market.
7- What were some of the biggest challenges you encountered while working on Liberty Outfitter?
The biggest challenges that I encountered starting this company was the money that was needed to get everything for the business. The other challenge was people that said they supported my ideas and dreams did not support the dream in any way.
8- What advice can you share with new entrepreneurs?
The best advice I can give you as entrepreneurs is that people will tell you it won’t work and to play it safe. People that say this mean well but you have to have unwavering belief in your vision and dreams.
9- What are you most excited about at the moment?
I’m most excited about the line of Midwest soy candles that are hand poured and the start of the New Year.
10- The last word or final thoughts?
People who want to change the world need to stop talking about doing it and start doing it. I world will only change for the better when we start changing ourselves for the better. Entrepreneurs will be the ones who change this world for the better and help people strive to be better than they are now.