An exclusive interview with Talon Frazier, Founder of GlideSlide-Clean N’ Shine LLC. He started business in very early age and learned market trends to expand business in other cities of USA.
Tell us about yourself?
My name is Talon Frazier and I am a young 24-year-old entrepreneur who has two business once a commercial cleaning company and a sports and entertainment marketing.
How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
I was working for a family member for a while and learned the trade. I took a liking to the work and always had a neck at making things sparkle. Furthermore, I thought “Hey why not start a company that would make me money but helps change the world by bringing them exceptional cleaning services”. I figured there was a lot of commercial cleaning companies that are known for not doing the best work. So I set out to make a difference. And now am excelling.
How much potential market share can you achieve in next 3 years?
Our company is moving very fast, and very promising so I believe we will surprise what we set out for, expanding to other states around Minnesota.
What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?
Sun Tzu “The art of war”. I have always been a fan of learning different ways of succeeding on the battlefield of life and I use it for business and other facets of endeavors that I do.
What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
Best purchase was buying all the equipment for the company when first starting it off. I would say the worst would be nothing. I believe that there isn’t really a bad purchase just lessons you learn from your mistakes.
What takes up too much of your time?
I believe everything happens for a reason and for me; there is nothing special which took a lot of time of mine as I consider it’s all worth it.
What three pieces of advice would you give to college students/new startup business owners who want to become entrepreneurs?
If I had advice I could give advice to people that want to learn a business and become an entrepreneur, would to stay hungry, find something you love to do. Stay focused and most importantly don’t be afraid of failure.
A lot of individuals believe it may be hard because they don’t know where to start. However, the best thing to do is to ask question, research and never minimalize your skills, talent and your mind. Reach and you can achieve.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
To be honest, I would say Lebron James. As a younger male from the inner city, he has been able to set a goal, accomplish it. And as well as become a house hold name to the world. He is an inspiration and role model to the youth also become a global ambassador of the sport he loves and still is able to branch off and do more than just play basketball.
Tell us about something you are proud of – about your greatest challenge.
I would say being a younger individual that has been against some odds growing up and finding something that I love to do and is passionate about, is the best feeling in the world. Glide Slide, has been established for three years now and is moving up in the services and business world. If you look at most businesses out there, they don’t last. I feel wonderful about giving our customers excellent cleaning services by providing top quality cleaning, with the highest level of customer satisfaction.
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