We had the good fortune of connecting with Travis Grant and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Travis, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
My end goal with DRPfit is to not just be a clothing company but a brand that people recognize and enjoy wearing. I created this company to provide normal people who want high quality apparel that’s more economically priced. DRPfit is just starting and my end goal at the end of all of this will be to be heavily involved in my community and provide upcoming entrepreneurs a guide to starting their own businesses. My company is a minority business and there are not many of us and my goal with DRPfit is to use it’s platform to help change that and get more businesses opened in my community.
What should our readers know about your business?
DRPfit was created to provide normal people more affordable fitness apparel options that’s stylish and good quality. What sets DRPfit apart from other companies is all of our apparel are tailored even out joggers. I don’t like baggy clothes when I am working out because it tends to get in the way. We made sure that everything was tailored but still have enough spandex to provide that extra mobility that’s needed during any type of training.
DRPfit is where it is now because of my parents. They have pushed me to never give up. Starting DRPfit and managing DRPfit hasn’t been easy. I have to constantly come up with new marketing ideas and promos. It takes a lot of work to do but I enjoy and love my company so much that it’s worth it. When these challenges come I go into prayer and talk to God and let him remind me why I am doing this. My father is a deacon and he always taught me when you need to overcome challenges to take it to prayer.
One of the biggest lessons I have learned throughout this process is to TAKE YOUR TIME!!! There were times when things would happen and I would rush the process and it would cost me more money to fix the error versus waiting and taking my time to review the process and do it right the first time. Have patience because things are not going to move as fast as you like in the beginning.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Sunday: Since I enjoy cooking, breakfast would be prepared at the house. We would hit Six Flags over Georgia and spend the day there then head home and change and do dinner at Cuts Steakhouse.
Monday We would hit up the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta and then head back to the house and change for dinner at Rays on the River
Tuesday: We would have to check out the High Museum of Art, MLK Historical Park and the World of Coca-Cola
Wednesday: We would take a helicopter for a tour of Atlanta to get the view from high up. This would be a great day to visit the Belt line because being that’s it’s in the middle of the week it would be crowded. We have to hit the 10 High Club for karaoke and the live band.
Thursday: We would hit up Stone Mountain park and spend the day there
Friday: We have to do an escape room since my friends are very competitive and have dinner at Trader Vics
Saturday: A sip and and paint would be reserved for them all since it’s their last night with me. and hang out in midtown
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to highlight my parents. I have great parents and they have been my biggest supporters. There are days when I am just not feeling it and don’t want to be bothered but I have a business to run and my parents remind me of that. They remind me of what made me start DRPfit to begin with. I give all of my success with DRPfit to them because if it wasn’t for them I don’t think DRPfit would be here because I was afraid to act on it.