We had the good fortune of connecting with Talik Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Talik, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my business, was to generally be my own boss. Working for myself and creating a business that could create generational wealth. Ive always dreamed of owning my own store, so once I was put in the position to actually make that dream come true I had too. I plan to grow my business so big that It can be passed down from generations to generations.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I own an online store, called Luxe Kill I’ve been in business for almost two years, i’ve went through many ups and downs, and I’ve taken many losses and celebrated many wins. Starting a business isn’t always the easiest nor is maintaining a business. Owning a business you’ll sacrifice, self doubt & want to truly give up. What sets me apart from others is my eye for fashion, Ive been into fashion since I was in elementary school, so Ive always had that eye for detail, trends and what’s hot or not, your aesthetics, is the key for growing your business. Im super proud of how much I’ve accomplished with my business since I first launched it Ive had a major collections, Im proud that I have something I can call my own and I can personally wake up every month and work on without wanting to quit. Getting to the place I am now wasn’t easy at all I self doubted myself a lot I truly want to quit before, but I realized I had to believe in myself and believe in my brand more then anything If I wanted to go far. Ive learned a lot while owning I learned you can’t expect support from everybody, I’ve learned that things only gets harder when as you and your business grow. I want the world to know that everything isn’t a silver fork and platter for me, Im working harder everyday creating pieces that I know the world would love.
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?
Id take my best friend SHOPPING, lol and the fabric store. We would eat at Umi, Le colonial or Kabob land. Have drinks at eclipse or sivas.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Jeremy Haynes, Reginae Carter, Toya Wright, Dayy Bella, Taina Williams, My mommy & Grandma, Asia Carter, Keyana Bass, Laderrica Harris, Zonnique, Lei & Jacob, Jayde, My brother, Andrew<3