We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Hunter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aaron, what’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
One of the toughest decisions I had to make was the right time to stop working my 9-5 job. I wanted the stability of knowing I had a paycheck coming every two weeks with benefits. I knew what my pay would be. When having your own business, you know the pay can change. It can go up and the next thing you know you didn’t do as well as the week before. Stepping out and taking a leap of faith was by far the the hardest thing I had to do. Believing in yourself and keeping your faith in God, anything is possible.
What should our readers know about your business?
My management business started out as a big brother looking after his little brother. I had no business experience at all. I did my research on every decision for my brother. I started to learn the do’s & don’t of the basketball world.
“Skills over politics” is a phrase I started using during the time of Deandre’s Phila basketball years. Overshadowed by prima-Donna players receiving early hype by scouts and touted as the next great prospects is where we get the term “Politics.” Ranked just 72nd in his High School class, Skills over Politics became the expression and the motive to push Deandre to prove himself where it matter the most, on the court.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First stop fresh off the plane, we going to flowerchild to get the “Dre Game day Meal.” I haven’t met one person who hasn’t enjoyed that. Next place we will go is to the mall. Most people hear about Lennox so I quick trip thru the mall is always wanted. I’d then look up a sporting event (basketball) and attend the game. Next day, breakfast would be Waffle House. For lunch, we would stop at karma farm for some good healthy eats. I would close the night out for dinner by going to two urban licks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First & foremost I have to thank God. Without him, none of this would be possible. Another day above ground is enough for me to understand this is a blessing. Secondly, I would like to thank my mother. Everything that my family has endured over the years, my mother stayed strong. She instilled in me hard work and dedication. Everyday she pushes me to be a better man in every aspect.
Lastly, my siblings. I carry my family name with my head held high. Having a supporting cast that you know will be there no matter what has been a huge reason why I decided to start my own business. I knew if I had my family support, I would be able to do whatever it is I put my mind to.