Today we’d like to introduce you to Rodney Holloway.
Rodney, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My entrepreneurial journey began in 2011. One night I was up late and came across a Master P interview with DJ Skee about owning your digital masters and rap snacks. There I learned the value of ownership in a 10-minute interview on my small iPhone screen.
I knew my passion was not music but I retained the lesson that if you own something, you can control the message, and create a market of your own.
That interview, along with the drive and struggle of being a black man in America, is what led me to decide that business was the path I wanted to embark on.
In early 2012 I met Dallas Imbimbo, who got his start on the TV show, “The Amazing Race.” I learned the Medical Marijuana business while apprenticing under him. At the time I had no business experience. Dallas played a huge role in me gaining my knowledge and confidence. Most importantly, that relationship gave me all the understanding I needed to get the capital to officially start my first 501c3 organization. I then opened a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Los Angeles, California.
In 2014 my business closed down, due to the lease being sold. After my dispensary officially closed, I decided to relocate to Atlanta, GA for a new beginning. Here, I started my new business venture ZoomSpray.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This has not and never will be a smooth road for me, or anyone that is running in the marathon of success. I can only imagine the emotions Jeff Besos felt trying to get Amazon out of the garage. My struggles have been relocating to a new city, starting a new business, and building and maintaining fruitful business relationships. That is an ongoing battle that will always keep me on my toes, striving for more.
We’d love to hear more about ZoomSpray.
ZoomSpray specializes in electrostatic disinfecting, which is an electrically charged spray that allows disinfectants to touch every area. This technique evenly coats all types of surfaces for a more sanitized cleaning. Services are offered to residential and commercial customers.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I had a very outgoing personality. I always had a fascination with being rich and successful. I started selling candy as a middle school student for instance! I was also into sports, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends. I was focused on being the life of the party. I grew up in Inglewood, CA in the middle of a gang-infested territory. I had to learn to navigate the streets at a young age while trying to avoid the horrible stereotypes that were projected on me because I was a young black man.
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- Website: www.ZoomSpray.com
- Phone: 678-940-6494
- Email: info@ZoomSpray.com
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