We had the good fortune of connecting with Major Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Major, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was about to become a teacher. I knew teachers did not make a lot of money and I needed a second income. I refused to work another job that refused or could not work around my schedule. I thought about what I have a passion for, which is cars. I’ve been detailing cars ever since I was kid for extra money. Having the business not only helps with bills but also allows me to have funds to buy school supplies, snacks and treats for my students.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Being an educator and entrepreneur has not been easy but I have a true passion for both. Long days in the classroom and long nights and weekends detailing cars can be stressful but I enjoy both. I love to see people happy with services. Having a background working in food service, pleasing your customers and clients are important to me. Many people do not have time to keep their cars, which are precious investments, up on a weekly or monthly basis. I am able to help my clients “protect their investments”. A clean car is a new car. The reaction I get after working on a car from 1 to sometimes 3 hours and seeing the customers face when I’m done drives me to continue to put out good work. As a Young Black entrepreneur i thrive to not just give a service but to build relationships and help others do a task that they may not have time to do themselves on a regular basis. I’ve learned that you can’t make everyone happy but that should not steer you away from your business and what you love. Everyday I work to make my business better. From subleasing my equipment to those who want to start the business but don’t have the funds to do to teaching detail classes to those who want the strategies and techniques to start their own business. I want the world to know that it’s ok to have a career and be a entrepreneur.. my career paved the way for me to invest in my business. Your business is something to be proud of and represents you. My name is Major and my business and brand is Major Pressure. In everything you do in life you must apply pressure. Nothing comes to do those who wait or are complacent. No matter what you do, do it in a MAJOR way.
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?
For a weekend trip we would go to dinner to grab seafood from pappadeauxe. After wards we would go to PuttShack or top golf to play a few games of golf and have some libations. On Saturday we watch college football at a friends house. Grill food and brews would be perfect. On Sunday we would hit one of the many brunch spots and end the weekend on a good note.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I salute my illustrious university THE FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY. My university is where I begin to build the confident and gain the knowledge to be academically successful and how to move forward in life. My college family, biological family and fiancé have been my biggest support since being in business.
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