August is Black Business Month and we’d like to introduce you to our member Freddie Hart with Frhart2 Enterprises. To learn more, visit https://www.frhart2enterprises.com.
What inspired you to begin your business?
I started my company back in mid-2019. After the 2018 NFL Draft, when I didn’t get a chance at professional football, I wanted to find what was next. I always wanted to be a businessman, and I realized that if I learned marketing, anything I put my efforts behind would stand out. I have always loved being able to story tell and that’s what marketing is. When you tell a story, it causes someone to grow a connection with you, which in the long term, is all the “selling” you need to do. Also, I want to be able to be a part of great brands and be remembered for the value and professionalism I bring to those companies. To be able to help a company grow through my services is the impact-building satisfaction that drives me everyday.
Who was your first client?
My first corporate client was the Chick-Fil-A Franchise in Snellville on Highway 78, and my first political client was Reginald Scandrett, who is now the Sheriff of Henry County.
Where did you begin your business? In your basement, at your home? How has that changed from your location today?
My business began at my parents’ house. I got married in November, so I work out of the home that my wife and I bought when I’m doing simple strategy and consulting, but I also work out of Cornerstone Coworking, and First Baptist Snellville where I do ministry part-time.
What piece of advice would you tell your self when you started out? Any success tips you want to share?
One piece of advice I would tell myself is that anyone can be a “high level” thinker, but the ability to implement and execute the strategy is really what will separate you from others. One tip I would give anybody is that vertical integration in the services that you provide will help you grow the business. That way, clients can utilize your company as much as possible, which keeps everything from messaging to color and fonts consistent.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the nonprofits I get to be involved with. My mother always told me that if God honors my business, it is my job to give back. So when I have free time, I always try to give back with my abilities when I can.
Anything else interesting that you want to share?
The scripture that drives me to this day: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run that you may obtain it.
1 Corinthians 9:24