UM: Tell everyone a little bit about your background, and how did you get your start in business?
My name is Rashida McKnight. I am a native of Baton Rouge, LA. I am a mother of 2. I have obtained several degrees & licenses. My background ranges from Insurance to Program testing to Medical. I initially started off with a home-base company, but decided that I wanted to do more. I decided to open The Glam Store which is a boutique that is geared toward women & offers an array of products from cosmetics to weight loss to at home products that we all love such as home-made bath bombs, soaps etc. I initially started off online but decided to open a store front more on a boutique style. I want to be in business/CEO of my own company and brand to show my kids that working for others is not their only option in life. Entrepreneurship is what's in now especially female entrepreneurship.
UM: What are some of the biggest challenges you had to overcome and/or still working to overcome as a female entrepreneur?
I think some of my biggest challenges include that I'm somewhat of an introvert. I can walk in a room speak to everyone, have a seat, play on my phone & never say another word until someone says something to me. Which in business the saying "closed mouths don't get fed" plays a significant role in the success of your business. If no one knows your in business, you can't expect to have customers. Another challenge for me is learning how to accept a no. Being the spoiled individual that I am, when I hear no it's like it's the end of the world lol but in business I'm learning that those no's help mold me to push harder in my business and that all I need is one yes which tends to make me forget about those 100 no's that came before that yes.
UM: Where do you see your business in the next 5 years?
In five years, all I want is to have a successful brand that is known & loved by the individuals that use my products & services.
UM: What is the biggest goal that you hope to accomplish this year?
My biggest goal this year is geared toward branding myself & my business. I plan on traveling & networking this year to get my brand out there.
UM: Do you have any upcoming projects or events that everyone should be on the lookout for?
Yes, I do! I will be adding an awesome service to the store this Summer & I will also be coming out with my own line of a few products!
UM: Congrats! Where can everyone follow you and your business?
IG: theglamstore_br Website: http://www.theglamstore.org/