We had the good fortune of connecting with Tejhanaune (TJ) Speed-Percy and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tejhanaune (TJ), what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
The most important thing I’ve done as a parent was showing my children that anything you want to do in this life is possible to achieve, as long as you put in the work and effort. Having our own line of dog treats and hemp oil was so exciting to share with my children. Showing them entrepreneurship is hard work but the freedom is worth it.

What should our readers know about your business?
Im so proud of having my own line of dog treats and hemp oil. You rarely see Black people in the dog/pet industry. There are a lot of Black pet owners and I wanted to be apart of that by making products for our community. My brand caters to every dog lover out there. We have clothes, accessories, beds, etc. You need it we get it!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Santa Monica Pier would be the place to be! The Ocean, the boardwalk with rides and vendors. The Restaurants and Shopping all in one area. You can’t beat that.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband for him believing in my ideals and helping me with the process. I have some amazing Women Friends who have helped me with the creative work. I appreciate them all.

Website: dsbpetsupplies.com

Instagram: dasouthb

Facebook: Da South Breeder’s LLC/ Pet Supplies

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