Entrepreneur Interview:Brenda Miller
As a child, Brenda saw her mother run a successful beauty salon. Now, she reaches out to other business owners to improve their operations.
1. What is the name of your business? What does your business do?
My business is called Chinook Enterprises, LLC.
I help small business owners with various products and services. David Allen Capital is a short-term, small business loan company. Our lenders look at your cash flow and the health of your business, not just your credit score.
In addition to financial and business health, I help people live healthy, productive lives through scientifically verified nutrition. Youngevity is a publicly-traded 20 year old company.
2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see?
Working from wherever I want, whenever I want allows me a great deal of flexibility. Reaching out to business owners across the country gives me the opportunity to improve the financial well-being of mom and pop, family-owned businesses. Every business owner has a dream of how they want to impact their community. I want to partner with each one to see the dream of all their business can be come about.
3. What have been your biggest challenges?
My biggest challenge is to communicate the value of my products and services. Part of my mission as a business owner is to clearly convey the ways that my business can serve other business owners.
4. What has been your greatest reward?
My greatest reward has been to meet and start conversations with members of the business community. In every chat, I learn about individual businesses as well as the strengths and challenges of various industries. I like working with a variety of people.
5. If you could change something, what would it be?
If I could change one thing it would be my own sense of confidence. I know I am in a great industry, a great company, and I know that my concerns about my ability to present the products and opportunities is a lack of self confidence. Day by day, I am learning and growing.
6. What advice would you give to a new entrepreneur?
My advice to a new entrepreneur is the same advice I remind myself: Go forward in what you know, keep growing, let go of fear. Try new things!
7. Social Media. Yay or Nay?
Yes! I have been using social media to reach out to friends and potential customers.
8. How do you market your products or services?
Much of my marketing is online through Facebook. I have also approached business owners through their brick-and-mortar locations in my community.
9. If your business sells products, how do you handle production?
The main location for production takes place in Chula Vista California. Physical products are shipped within a business day after they are ordered. Online products are available immediately.
10. What is unique about your business?
The health/wellness products Youngevity offers is back up by decades of clinical research. Through the painstaking work of the founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, the validity of nutritional means of health recovery have been verified again and again. At the same time, the health of business through the work of David Allen Capital agents, small businesses can receive loans in 1 week to improve their operations, buy in bulk at a discount, or hire seasonal workers.
11. Sell me your product/service.
With the health of so many people declining every year, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other diseases on the rise, are there answers to these daunting issues? Science-based, clinically verified nutrition delivers restorative properties that are backed by FDA acknowledgement. From a 21-year old, NASDAQ-traded company comes the solution. Youngevity: live younger, longer.
Are you a business owner? Have you ever wanted to buy supplies in bulk, or hire more talent but you just didn’t have the funds? If you have been in business for more than 4 months, and your personal credit score is above 500, you may qualify for a short-term loan. Daily micro payments take the sting out of larger, monthly payments. Our lenders like to say, “yes!”
12. How can people get in touch with you? What’s your website url and contact information?