Member Since 2020
TK Trailer Parts
Houston, Texas Area
Nationally Recognized Business Owner/Entrepreneur with experience directing successful Sales, Warehouse Operations, Marketing, Distribution and E-Commerce efforts with a focus on trailer parts. My diverse skill set is aided by unmatched energy to create authentic, strong partnerships with suppliers, vendors, and clients. Currently, I manage 6 businesses that have achieved a combined revenue of $6M annually. Each business uniquely supplements one another. As a result, I was awarded "Inc. 5000" 1,972 fastest growing companies in U.S., one of the youngest recipients.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council explore some user experience trends every app developer should be implementing.
Conversion is an essential part of crafting a retail website. After all, it's one thing to get people on your website, but it's another to get them to purchase something. Approaches for this process can vary from business to business, but all successful enterprises have a few methods in common.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council explain how to craft SEO content that will withstand trends.
From ramping up online offerings to implementing new health and safety protocols, the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way people do business—especially for physical retail stores navigating the future of post-pandemic shopping. While it can be challenging for companies to pivot their operations based on customers’ changing needs and expectations, it can also serve as a unique opportunity for growth.
It’s about being a human being again and finding a way to strengthen the relationships that built your company in the first place.
Make the decision to make fewer decisions.
With the advent of social media, companies are now closer than ever to their buyers' feedback. However, these buyers may or may not be charitable with their opinions. Occasionally, a business may encounter a consumer who wasn’t happy with their experience or the product itself.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council explain the first steps a business should take upon discovering a negative review.
When your business starts seeing success, it's natural to want to ride the momentum and build upon it. However, it's possible to grow too fast, too soon.
When you run a business and hire employees, it’s essential your new staff members feel like they are valued members of the team. Your efforts should begin on day one with an onboarding process that will help new employees feel welcome, and that will set them up for success as they start their work.
First impressions count for a lot, especially with a prospective business partner or client.
For many people, networking is not a skill that comes naturally—even to entrepreneurs. But without this skill, entrepreneurs may end up developing bad networking habits that could hinder their ability to form new business relationships.
When surrounded by others, it can be difficult not to compare your successes to everyone else’s. Unfortunately, this competition can lead to stress and can easily create situations where you feel insecure about your path in life. But remembering that success looks different for everyone is just one step to maintaining your confidence.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council discuss how you’ll know when it’s time to consider a career switch.
Entrepreneurs often find themselves swamped by work, with little or no time to be mindful of themselves and what is happening around them. Mindful moments aren’t always easy to come by, so business leaders need to take advantage of them when they show up or learn to be intentional about making the time for them.
You’ll feel better at the end of every workday when you do this, and customer loyalty will come your way over time.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share how to prepare your company for greater integration of artificial intelligence and automation.
Inclusion and diversity have certainly become buzzwords in recent years, but they are more than just a passing fad; They are vital elements to a business's success. A diverse, inclusive workforce leverages the knowledge and experiences of a broader cross section of society and helps bring the business closer to the people it serves.
In business, it's only natural that you'll be called on to present to an audience. However, the stakes of some of these presentations can be relatively high, which can lead to anxiety and heightened nerves for the person giving them. Not everyone is naturally cool under pressure, yet so many business professionals manage to give these pitches effortlessly, or so it seems.
Establishing a personal brand is something many professionals do to get noticed by the right people and make themselves available to the right opportunities. Unfortunately, with all the different information sources out there, it's easy to get confused about how exactly to do that. Where one source would advise you to do one thing, another article may recommend the complete opposite.
The dark and dreary months of winter often take a toll on people’s mental health. Thankfully, there are ways to keep your spirits bright through this season so you can stay motivated and inspired in your business and life.
Foundational leadership is a management structure in which the leader serves as the stable bedrock of the team.
Email marketing is still among the most effective ways to target an audience. However, for email marketing to be successful, you need to encourage people to sign up for your email list. This step might seem like a simple task, but recently consumers are extra-protective about their email addresses. Individuals have been flooded with spam and have become a lot more cautious about who they share their information with.
As remote working environments become more standardized during the global pandemic, we will start to see the need for establishing positive and healthy work cultures.
A company blog isn't anything like a personal blog, yet many businesses look to individual bloggers to inform their choices on topics and content. Some strike on their own, coming up with their own ideas and fleshing them out by themselves, but the result can be just as underwhelming.
Influencers are the newest way of reaching out to social media audiences. Unlike traditional advertising, these influencers have their own goals and ambitions. Influencers thrive on building relationships between themselves and their audiences. Microinfluencers tend to have fewer followers but an even more close-knit community. In many cases, this closer relationship makes it easier for them to convince users of their perspective. When dealing with micro-influencers, businesses should understand what makes this particular relationship work so well. To help, we asked 13 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following:
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share some creative ideas for tech companies that want to leverage more user-generated content.
You may measure your effectiveness with several metrics. However, not everyone has the time to dedicate to figuring out their level of daily effectiveness and productivity. As professionals, most of us have to learn how to spot the red flags indicating that we are being ineffective.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council offer suggestions for entrepreneurs that want to change up their mobile ad campaigns.
A rock-solid relationship is the key to a new executive hire.
One of the most important values to have as a leader is empathy.
When launching a startup, business owners often receive a lot of advice from everyone around them. As a new entrepreneur, it can be difficult to parse through it all and determine what truly applies to your business.
"Follow the best practices" may be the worst advice new entrepreneurs can receive.
User experience (UX) informs your consumer's overall impression of your business. Like all other first impressions, you need to make this one count, or else your buyer might just consider going elsewhere. Unfortunately, many young businesspeople underestimate the importance of user experience.
•Selected to the 2018 “Inc. 5000” list as the 1972nd fastest growing private company in U.S •Achieved a $5M revenue run rate and 300% growth in one year •Allocate $350K+ in annual marketing budget to eBay, Amazon, Google, Social Media, etc. •Schedule deliveries, create distribution matrix, accounting, payment & follow-up processes •Created website with SEO strategies to influence keyword rankings via high-quality digital marketing videos & product descriptions •Direct operations supporting other companies, i.e. Freight/Marketing critical to TK Trailer Parts •Negotiate pricing & coordinate shipping & distribution from 30+ locations & 10+ vendors •Plan & coordinate attendance at regional and national trade shows as a reputable vendor •Secure commercial real estate transactions for business expansion •Hire, onboard, train, terminate and manage a team of 15+ employees •Direct expansion via start ups & acquisitions in e-commerce, marketing, & manufacturing