During the last 12 months many industries have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of many industries that has been most impacted is massive scale occasions corresponding to conferences and concert events. This has meant many entrepreneurs within the house have needed to pivot their enterprise mannequin or have close to zero revenue. One entrepreneur, who’s a famend public speaker that used to talk at many massive scale occasions throughout the U.S. and has pivoted his enterprise to launch one million greenback company for music artists and audio system is Kyle Dendy, founding father of Dendy Ventures.
Dendy grew up in Dallas however lately moved to Los Angeles together with his spouse. He skilled a tragic incident when he was 5-years-old with the passing of his Dad. Reasonably than have a destructive affect on his life trajectory it turned a giant motivator for him and made him very mature for his age. Years later while within the second grade his first foray into the world of entrepreneurship got here. He was at a restaurant together with his Mum when she talked about the phrase ‘entrepreneur’ and described it as creating one thing for your self that folks would pay you for. Dendy’s rapid thought was “why would anybody do something aside from that” and he went about mapping out his first enterprise to make himself wealthy which was a shoe shine enterprise the place he would go door-to-door in his native neighbourhood and ask in the event that they wanted their sneakers shined for £20. While this wasn’t an enormous sum of money it confirmed Dendy that you would make your personal cash providing a service that folks had been fascinated with.
Going into highschool with plenty of ambition and drive each academically and athletically Dendy suffered a tragic incident having two surgical procedures which shortly took away aspirations he needed to be an athlete. Whereas recovering from surgical procedure, he discovered a recording mic in his room he bought years earlier than again when he needed to be a rapper. While laying in mattress, he hit report and began recording music as slower motivational talking relatively than conventional rap. He began posting these speeches on Soundcloud and to his shock, individuals prefer it. Given how pure this got here to him it sparked a brand new profession path as a motivational speaker.
A Profession In Public Talking
Over time Dendy began doing extra public talking occasions and by the age of 18 he was travelling across the nation talking at church buildings and conferences. His expertise was noticed by the individuals who run Kanye West Sunday Service and he ended up doing a number of engagements with them in entrance of 15,000 individuals. While he liked talking and was making an important residing from it he needed to show this endeavour right into a enterprise. His first step was to put in writing a e book referred to as The Goal Playbook and later provide programs on find out how to write a e book and publish your personal e book. He additionally launched a course on find out how to e book talking engagements. Within the midst of all this and days after simply getting married the COVID-19 pandemic hit and while his programs had been taking off his predominant supply of revenue, his talking engagements, was fully closed off. As soon as once more he discovered himself ready the place he needed to decide himself up and pivot.
Pivoting In The Pandemic
Pondering of the way to pivot that didn’t contain having to current in public or meet individuals in particular person Dendy recalled the numerous occasions he had been requested by individuals to assist them construct their private profiles on-line. He began initially displaying individuals how they may construct their profile after which over time began getting contacted by well-known individuals and companies. He determined to arrange a PR agency referred to as Dendy Media in an effort to make this a proper enterprise. It had lengthy been his perception that one of the essential issues in right this moment’s world is “what occurs when somebody Googles you” and he arrange his agency to assist individuals give the very best impression of themselves on-line while crafting the proper industrial model round themselves. Since launching the enterprise he has finished 7 figures in gross sales nevertheless he’s simply getting began and has massive plans for his enterprise and shoppers over the approaching years.