We had the good fortune of connecting with Amique James, MBA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amique, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Honestly, I was tired of working for someone else and wanted to have a REAL work-life balance. Working 60+ hours a week in corporate America was physically and emotionally draining. Not to mention, as a new mom, my 1st born spent most of his time away from home with a sitter.
Nevertheless, I also wanted to create a product which is healthy and can be enjoyed by many.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Amique’s Ginga Juice is a healthy, refreshing, and delicious ginger juice which was created to boost your immune system and increase your energy. Ginger, lemon, and lime have a multitude of health benefits such as; -Helps with chronic pain and indigestion
-Fights Respiratory Infections & inflammation
-Improves brain function
Thankfully, Amique’s Ginga Juice has been very effective during this pandemic which has truly been a blessing, and many of my customers can testify to that.
#AmiquesGingaJuice is a hastag and was created in 2018 for those who desire to boost their immune systems while enjoying a refreshing drink.
Of course, It has not been an easy road, but God has been good. Marketing at different restaurants and stores has been challenging, with some places giving me the run around. Nonetheless, the locations who have given #AmiquesGingaJuice a chance has definitely reaped and is reaping the financial benefits.
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?
Depending on the season; Visiting / climbing Stone Mountain to take in the scenic trails and enjoy some fresh air is definitely on the list of things to do in Georgia. Then taking a stroll downtown to visit the aquarium and black history museum is also worth a trip. Both places are a must see when visiting downtown Atlanta. Additionally, checking out a dinner and movie experience at CineBistro where the food, drinks, and atmosphere is amazing is also worth your time.
Breakfast at Arize Café is a must because my product is offered there (you know support those who support you), plus the breakfast is really good.
Finally, experiencing an Atlanta United game and having brunch at Garden Parc Restaurant in Southwest Atlanta is also on top of the list of fun things to do. The Sunday brunch at Garden Parc is absolutely amazing, and attending an Atlanta United game is so much fun.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My son Yves Dognon has been my number one supporter. He has always encouraged and uplifted me from the beginning even when others would make me doubt my abilities.