TheBOSSNetwork: What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?
Mekeva Miller: In the beginning, I spent a lot of time developing World Wide Hustle’s legal structure, accounting for taxes, and registering for the appropriate permits. As entrepreneurs, we tend to focus on the product or service. However, administrative tasks are equally important.
BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry?
MM: My shopping experiences as a consumer informed and inspired me to offer my own line of products. When I go into a store and can’t find a product that suits me, I immediately begin thinking about how to create a product to fill that void. Further, as someone who values networking and helping others, I created International Boss Lady, which is a networking platform for aspiring women entrepreneurs.
BN: How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance?
MM: It’s a challenge. However, the ability to work from home is a game changer because my family is only seconds away from my home office. Also, as a self-employed business owner, I can plan my workweek accordingly. Last but not least, my family supports me 100%.
BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?
MM: “Work hard in silence, and let your success be your noise.” I’m not sure who should receive credit for this quote, but, when I first heard it, it really resonated with me.
BN: Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?
MM: My spouse, Dahloc, has been there for me since the get-go. As an entrepreneur himself (Double A’s Towing), he was able to help me avoid a lot of hard knocks. In addition to Dahloc, I surrounded myself with a number of positive family members and mentors, including: Estell Queen Bass (Mother), Robert “Iceman” Bass (Grandfather), Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell (Mentor), and Joanne Green (Mentor).
BN: What are your must-haves to keep your career or business going strong?
MM: Wow, I could write a book in response to this question, but, in short, the must-haves are: resiliency, tenacity, strategy, and commitment.
BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?
MM; A BOSS is someone who, by their own actions, inspires others to reach beyond their perceived limits, create goodwill, and, ultimately, live an enthusiastic life.
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