Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Traci K. (aka Kochendorfer), Founder of Traci K Collections LLC, located in Dayton, OH, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Health, Wellness, & Energy Medicine. I have a following of men and women seeking health, fashion, and beauty products and programs.

Tell us about yourself

At first, it was because, formerly with the military, jobs were scarce, and you moved around. I needed something more On the GO. Plus, I have taken on some disabilities and needed to be able to create something that I could do on my own time.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is earning awards and trophies like Top Doc 2023, being Nominated for Beauty Awards, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar Short Film Award, pageant crowns, etc. Being Cover of and In Magazines, appearing as a guest on TV Talk Shows and local TV.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Finding good services and teams to work with that make it easier to communicate so that I can focus on the customer and product.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Do your research first.
  2. Be grateful and thankful.
  3. You will fail, but don't get discouraged. This is a sign and path to success. Have a backup business and plan to educate yourself with challenges. And seek to build a relationship with Jesus and Your higher Self. When it comes down to it. It is a way to LevelUP. Transforming those Ashes into Beauty.

Where can people find you and your business?


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