We had the good fortune of connecting with J. Rady and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi J., is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
My favorite quote is, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” -Zig Ziglar.
This is the quote that gave me the motivation and the strength to start my own business, Out And About Business Solutions.
To me, it simply meant that I didn’t have to wait until I felt that I was great or the best in the industry to start my own Consulting, Branding and Marketing Business. The above quote gave me a clear vision that I just needed to start. That I simply needed to have a business plan with a written timeline so that I could begin working on my business goals. Once that was established, I needed to stay focused along my journey, which included learning from many mistakes along the way, and from there, I knew I would become great at what I did. So far that has proven to be true and having this mentality has been working out wonderfully for me. At the end of the day, greatness comes from experience, consistency and discipline…especially in the business world.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Out And About Business Solutions was founded in 2018 aiming to escort small- and medium-sized businesses through all their business development stages. We assist businesses beginning from their start-up and leading them through their growth stage by tailoring the best and most effective business solutions for them.
The main services at Out And About Business Solutions are Business Consulting, Branding & Design and Social Media Marketing Management.
At Out And About Business Solutions, we test the feasibility of business ideas to provide our clients the best possible chance to succeed. We help entrepreneurs run their companies with a more cohesive vision while assisting them in learning more about their industry, market and competitors. Additionally, we set specific action plans and timeframes in order to ensure businesses achieve their goals. Finally, through our marketing plans, we help our clients improve their brand loyalty, outreach, authority and so much more.
The aspect I enjoy the most about what I do, is that every project is a new challenge I get to tackle. The absolute best feeling for me, is seeing how my client’s success changes their life for the better. Knowing I played a role in making that happen is unbelievably rewarding. As I always tell my clients, if they fail, I fail with them and if they succeed, I count that as a success for myself as well. My job is to ensure they achieve their goals and that they end up running a successful business.
Every business has its own challenges and every challenge has its own risks. But I believe that nothing great comes easily, rather, the higher the risk the greater the reward.
The most valuable lesson I have learned is not to fear failure but to treat failure as a driving force towards success. It’s just as George Moore stated, “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.”
I encourage my clients to keep moving towards their goals and dreams. This is so important because if you believe in yourself first, then no matter how many times you fail, you can always manage to pick yourself up and try something different until you succeed. That’s simply the only way and while it may not always be easy, the end result is always well worth all your hard work.
Consulting startups and small businesses while working with them on their strengths, weaknesses and watching their successful journey, is what made me fall in love with the business world.
My brand’s name is “Out And About Business Solutions,” because I believe that while every business has its unique problems, each problem has at least one solution. What drives and motivates me is the challenge of finding solutions to business problems. Just think…if you fail to pinpoint what the exact problem is and what caused it, you will never succeed in finding the right solution for it. That’s where we come in. Let our expertise guide you towards the success you quench.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I believe that behind every successful person or business is at least one person who kept motivating and supporting their goals and dreams. That support is so imperative especially as one continues to grow their business.
I was personally very blessed and fortunate to get various types of support from different individuals. However, the most significant support I have received over the past couple of years was from Marlene Chaker, Founder and CEO at AAA Appraisal Management Company, LLC.
Marlene didn’t just believe in me. She invested in me and kept pushing me forward no matter what obstacles I faced. She encouraged me to stay focused and was a mentor to me along the way. Her assistance was key in helping me to remain consistent in my endeavours to reach my business goals. She is the reason many of my career dreams came to fruition. For that, I’m very grateful to her and blessed to have her in my life.