In this sixth in a series of mini-interviews, learn more about our Threads of Success speakers and their presentations!
On Saturday, October 26, from 8:30-9:15 am, Ricky (of RNK Distributing) will be presenting the Keynote Session “Turning Dreams into Success Stories One Stitch at a Time.”
Why did you want to participate in the Threads of Success conference?
I am not only honored, but extremely happy to offer encouragement to anyone considering entrepreneurship in our amazing industry. If my story of success gives anyone hope and self-confidence that results in moving them from the thinking box to the start line, my time will have been well spent.
What was the biggest challenge for you in breaking into this business?
Starting capital! I was rich in faith, but poor in funding. Fortunately, getting started in our industry is much easier than most. No expensive franchise to purchase, and no high traffic location required. I am living proof that anyone who is willing to give this industry a chance, can succeed!
What is the one piece of advice you wish you knew then that you do now?
Treat every customer like they are the only one you have. The customer is not always right, but they are ALWAYS the customer. Do not focus on making sales MORE than making customers. Build relationships and the spreadsheets will take care of themselves.
What is the most important thing you hope people take away from your presentation?
Self-confidence. I want people to trust their abilities and KNOW they too are capable of "Turning Dreams Into Success Stories One Stitch At A Time!"