We had the good fortune of connecting with Ronell Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ronell, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When my partner and I first started this business we thought of everyone using social media platforms to communicate. We figured with both of our skill sets we could help businesses, influencers, and other organizations grow their message by using these mediums. Social Media isn’t going anywhere everyone is on their phones 24/7. It’s important that brands use this to their advantage.
What should our readers know about your business?
The biggest thing that I’m proud of in business is that I help other businesses. It’s not all about me. I say that I’m great at fixing problems that businesses have by training them or connecting them to the right resource that will get the job done. Being a consultant isn’t easy you can be thrown in many different directions. Also, you have to deal with very different personalities. I believe I got to where I’m at today because I’m curious. I’m definitely a risk-taker but I’m great at weighing outcomes before they happen. Also, I try to partner with people that are smarter than me. I’ve overcome a lot of challenges because I’m not afraid of criticism. The biggest lesson I’ve learned in business is to not put all of your eggs in one basket. As we’ve seen especially in this pandemic that industries can be devastated without notice. You have to always be willing to ahead of the curve. So you need to talk to people that are innovating or be an innovator. The biggest thing I’d want the world to know more about our brand is that we have worked with businesses in all shapes and sizes. We don’t turn down work unless we don’t like the culture of the brand or the people behind it. I’ve seen employees done wrong before when I was an employee before going into business. I don’t tolerate bullies in the workplace if I see it I’m done I don’t care what the brand is. People deserve to be treated with respect and honored for the work they do.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is a tough question because LA is so big. Places that I like are E.P. and L.P. Mama Shelter, Sonoma Wine Garden, Manhattan Beach, The Parlor, Downtown Long Beach, The Grove, Venice, Culver City. and Ladera Heights. There’s so many things to do in LA. The biggest thing I would recommend people doing is going on Eventbrite locals use it a lot to find events.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout two people that have been great in terms of this journey called entrepreneurship. The first person I would name is Mr. Fields Jackson he helped in me facilitating a partnership with the HBCU Business Deans Roundtable. He’s an entrepreneur himself and is dedicated to changing lives through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Not only is he a quick call away but he’s very great at connecting others to help them solve their business issues. Also, he’s branching onto an exciting new path with helping more people of color obtain board positions in Corporate America. You can learn more about his organization by visiting racingtowarddiversity.com Another person I would like to give a huge shoutout to is a Dr. Theresa Price who is the Founder of the Black College Expo. Which started in Los Angeles over twenty years ago. Being on Tour with her team has been a blessing in terms of helping students achieve their goals. I’ve met great people and have been able to get more students excited about starting a business of their own. Also, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with other business leaders who are doing great work. She has even helped connects with some organizations that we have had the privilege of working with. I appreciate her support and I love that she still has the drive to change the younger generations lives. You can learn more about her organization by visiting www.thecollegeexpo.org