Take a walk down the path of these entrepreneurs, business owners and progressive women.
Having spent over 25 years in the entertainment industry, Angelique Miles is a former music publishing executive who is responsible for signing publishing deals with platinum and Grammy-nominated artists such as Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Anthony Hamilton, and Busta Rhymes, just to name a few. Angelique believes in the necessity of an active lifestyle that encompasses all the compulsory components of fitness. Over the years, it has given her great satisfaction to pass along her growing knowledge and enthusiasm with the highest standard of guidance, safety, and professionalism to those wanting to adopt a lifestyle of physical and mental well-being. Offering tips, workouts, personal accounts of her exercise endeavors, tidbits on healthy food, and workout music suggestions, as well as beauty advice, Angelique deeply prides herself in motivating the unmotivated. With her well-furnished awareness and skill in the ever changing field of health and wellness, she aspires to continue broadening and enhancing women’s understanding of the importance of a healthy existence.
What inspired your journey into business?
Regarding my music career: I always loved music, so although I really did not seek it out, the business found me. I happened to be working with a temp agency that sent me to Capitol Records A&R department and the rest is history. My wellness business was born out of necessity, and at full disclosure, vanity. I was no longer working in the music business, so I had more time to devote to fitness and wellness in general, which I had dabbled in throughout my music executive career. After having a long career in entertainment, I wanted to make a living at something I enjoyed and had a passion for. Wellness is my passion.
What steps did you take to start your business?
I am still taking steps! Lol. It is a never-ending journey. Social media played an important part in getting started. Realizing people were genuinely inspired and motivated by my journey. Also, through working in the entertainment industry, I know plenty of successful individuals who have given me sound advice on being an entrepreneur. Moreover, I am always soaking up information. I am also inspired by other wellness entrepreneurs. Since being a wellness influencer and entrepreneur encompasses doing much more than one thing, I am always making connections to grow and broaden my business.
What did you do before this and is this your first business?
As previously mentioned, I worked as a music publishing executive at several of the world’s largest publishing companies.
What is one thing that really helped you with starting your business?
What are your biggest business ownership fears?
Failure, and not making enough money.
What do you do to stay motivated when you feel like giving up?
I have a great family and network of friends who I can always call on for support, but getting in a good training session or a good sweat always makes me feel better.
What do you enjoy the most about business ownership (what’s most rewarding)?
The most rewarding thing about business ownership is that it is mine. Click To Tweet
What do you enjoy the least (what’s least rewarding) about business ownership?
Starting a new business, it can be feast or famine, laboring long hours, and moments of insecurity.
If you had to do it again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
I would have started my own business sooner, with a more stable financial foundation.
What’s one thing in business you cannot go one day without using?
What’s your secret to cultivating a good relationship with your customers/clients?
My secret is making an individual feel like they are not just a client, but a partner with me on a fitness/wellness journey.
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
To be a global wellness brand for women – particularly women over 40.
What are 3 tips you can share with anyone wanting to be a business owner?
- Be consistent
- Be passionate
- Never give up