We had the good fortune of connecting with Devin Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Devin, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to gain control of the future of myself and my children.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business, Beauty Supply Institute, is an organization that assists individuals in owning their own beauty supply store. We are very unique in the sense that I started my first beauty supply store in 2005. The struggles in the industry that I was able to overcome caused me to begin helping other aspiring store owners avoid the same challenges. This industry is a $15 billion industry that many blacks are customers of but rarely owners of. My experience as a store owner, college professor, best-selling author and entrepreneur made me the perfect fit to start this business. It is what sets us apart.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Coca-Cola factory Ferris Wheel Eats Restaurant Mary Macs Tea Room

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The legacy of A.G. Gaston is my greatest inspiration.

Website: www.BeautySupplyInstitute
Facebook: facebook.com/beautysupplybiz
Youtube: youtube.com/takingitback2

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