Episode 21: Rose Bishay – Exploring her Entrepreneurial Business
Our special guest Rose Bishay, who thinks creatively shares her journey into building an entrepreneurial business.
Rose Bishay – How she became an entrepreneur. And the process she went through in developing and selling her key product – These Hands Lotion Mask.
Rose discusses coming from a family of entrepreneurs, being a woman entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial life. She also talks about how she started her business, mistakes that she made, challenges she faced and her work routine.
R: Hi everyone…And here we are…Celebrating what people love to do creatively, and how it impacts their lives… I’m Rod Jones
I: And I’m Inci Jones…Welcome to the Thought Row podcast. We invite you to subscribe wherever you listen. We are available virtually anywhere you listen to your podcasts.
R: No matter what you do creatively this is the podcast for you.
Inci, what are we discussing today?
I: Today we’re going to be speaking with Rose Bishay and she is an entrepreneur. Plus we are celebrating our 21st podcast episode and we are bringing her back today because she was our very first podcast guest.
R: Yes, happy anniversary…21 episodes and going strong. It’s been wonderful to interview so many great people.
I: And we especially want to thank our listeners for tuning in to our weekly podcast and all the support you have given us.
R: I agree with you Inci, we have been very fortunate with both our guests and our listeners. But first, Inci’s quote
I: Okay…Our quote this week – Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. unknown
I: Ok…it’s now time for our semi-new segment which is…Rod’s Motivational Moment…what do you have for us today?
R: Celebrate baby steps, they are affirmations that you are moving forward and making progress.
I: And this episode combines two things that go hand in hand. Celebration and entrepreneurship.
R: Inci, tell us about our guest Rose Bishay.
I: Rose Bishay is an entrepreneur and today we are going to talk about her journey, her thoughts and how she keeps motivated and moving forward in her career.
R: I bet she is one of those that celebrates her successes.
I: Okay…so let’s hear what our guest has to say.
R: Rose welcome back… to the Thought Row Podcast, we both have been looking forward to chatting with you – car parking lot.
I: Hi Rose, so good to have you back with us today.
R: Actually Rose was our very first guest on Thought Row. She is an entrepreneur and the sole proprietor of her own business.
I: Before we move on to our interview, we always like to ask our guests what they had for breakfast.
I: We’d like to start by discussing your business and your journey of becoming an entrepreneur.
R: Did you find encouragement from other entrepreneurs to start your own business?
I: Prior to deciding to work for yourself, what types of jobs did you have and did any of them prepare you for going into business for yourself?
R: Did you discuss with family members or relatives your desire to be an entrepreneur. And what was their reaction?
I: We know that it takes capital to launch a business. What was your funding source to get you going?
R: When we think of entrepreneurs, we often think of people in the high tech world developing interesting apps and programs. Tell us a little bit about your business model and what you sell to customers.
I: It seems like the biggest challenge for any entrepreneur is coming up with a name, securing URL’s and social media handles. Did you run into any problems when it came to selecting a name and registering everything?
R: Did you make any big mistakes that you wish you could go back and change while you were pursuing your desire to be an entrepreneur?
I: We understand that only a very small percentage of the world’s population goes into business for themselves. What was the driving force that made you decide you wanted to run your own business?
R: Were you passionate about becoming an entrepreneur? Or did the passion and drive come after you reached your first milestone?
I: What was the first thing you thought about when you decided it was time to become self employed?
R: We haven’t really defined in detail the business that you started. Tell us a little bit about your company…its name and what you offer to customers.
I: That sounds like a product that virtually everyone needs to use.
R: There are a lot of rough and dry hands in this world. What kind of feedback are you getting from your customers?
I: Do you ever get discouraged and want to give up? Has it been easy or difficult to attract customers?
R: Did you create a business and marketing plan to give yourself a roadmap to follow?
I: You are a woman entrepreneur, principally selling a product that most women want. Why did you decide to focus on products for women?
R: There seems to be more and more women that are choosing to be entrepreneurial instead of looking for a 9-5 job. Why do you think that is?
I: What advice would you give to women or any man for that matter, that wants to become an entrepreneur?
R: You’ve been sharing with us some of your insights on becoming an entrepreneur. How did you come up with this idea to sell a hand lotion that is also a hand mask?
I: What is your work routine?
R: Where do you see yourself in five years?
I: Ok so now we’re going to ask you a question that we ask our guests. If you could sit on a park bench and chat with anyone from the past, who would it be?
R: What do you most want to be remembered by?
I: Rose, we really appreciate you taking the time away from your entrepreneurial business to speak with us today. And I know our listeners will have found it interesting to hear your journey.
R: I agree with Inci, you have been very candid in discussing the different aspects of being self employed.
I: Just want to let everyone know…if you want to know more about Rose Bishay, we will have links in the show notes and also under the show guest tab on Thought Row podcast.com. So everyone can learn more about her and connect with her on social media.
Rod & Inci – You truly are an inspiration and it looks like you are well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur… thank you for being a guest on the Thought Row podcast.