We had the good fortune of connecting with Troy’s Barber Shop and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Troy’s, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own barber shop 17 years ago was that I wanted to be financially free and make an impact in my community. Ultimately, working for other shops was stressful and I wanted to be my own boss . Currently, I have been blessed to run my own business successfully with the help of my awesome clients. All the support comes from them continuing to put their trust in me as their barber. Cutting hair has been a passion for me since I was 15 years old. I love what I do !
What should our readers know about your business?
What I’m most excited about is serving my clients and making them feel good within the community. I am here today because I always aim to make my clients look good and feel good about themselves also, encourage myself and others to never give up ! Over the years I overcame many challenges with my family as my support system. Working late nights, staying consistent, opening early and staying late . Along the way I have learned many lessons, I have learned that trends change and I need to remain current to maximize my potential and skills as a Master Barber. I want the world to know that as a business owner always put people first and remember to never give up, stay confident and fun in the process.
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?
In NYC I would recommend Ricardo’s Steak house in Harlem their brunch is Amazing food is good it never fails.
If they want Caribbean food I recommend
Carribean Soul in Laurelton Queens on Merrick Blvd. great food & service .
If they want good drinks I can also recommend them to Tipsybyteejay .
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 motivation comes from my wife Tee, she gets a big shoutout for always being by my side through my journey in life & business. Her encouragement and energy is one of a kind. I appreciate everything she does for me. Thank you TeeJay.