The “BOSS Made Successful” Women’s Spotlight:
Rhonda Carson|GIRLZ on F.I.R.E. L.L.C.
Rhonda is the owner | Instructor for GIRLZ on F.I.R.E LLC… and is certified to teach NRA pistol throughout the U.S. and concealed carry throughout the State of North Carolina. GIRLZ on F.I.R.E is located in the Triad area of North Carolina.
GIRLZ on F.I.R.E provides North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Certification, Introduction to Handguns, Handgun Cleaning, and Private One-on-one training.
Rhonda has a Passion for teaching... so anything related to training is a natural for her! She says… “If you would have asked me years ago what type of business I’d like to have, it would have definitely been career re-entry for professionals or an apparel boutique. It is a miracle how we learn our true gifts over the course of our life time through prayer”.
From The Beginning Rhonda’s mission for GIRLZ on F.I.R.E has been and will continue to be, to eliminate the fear of firearms in women empowering them to protect themselves and their families.
Rhonda registered & launched GIRLZ on F.I.R.E in May 2015… She has operated as a solo entrepreneur from day one. By keeping her classes small, it allows her to give her students individualized attention and provides a more relaxed environment when learning about a tool that is often intimidating.
Rhonda is a Smart Savvy Business Woman… While running her business part-time, Rhonda continues to work full-time in the consumer apparel industry, which obviously creates a very busy lifestyle… Her motto, work smart, not hard! Here’s how Rhonda utilizes her time to bring awareness to her business & network with other entrepreneurs:
- Utilizing online tools to share content on all social channels including: Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
- Participating in promotional interviews with 102 Jamz radio station and Piedmont Business Live.
- Networking is important, and Rhonda recommends events like those hosted by the Lady Bizness and the Greensboro Community Development Fund (GCDF), Girls’ Night Out, SYN(HER)GY NIGHT, and Venture Café in the Triad area of North Carolina.
- Rhonda also manages a Facebook business page and a Facebook women’s only group.
GIRLZ on F.I.R.E partners with Wesmar Shooting Range is High Point, NC. This location is convenient for students traveling to the range from the office as several students travel a couple of hours to seek training from distances that include: Fayetteville, Durham, and Charlotte, NC. The distance from the office to | from the range is only three miles. which is perfect!
Here’s A Snippet of the Online Interview with Rhonda:
Daily BOSS: What is unique about your business?
Rhonda: “There are very few female firearm instructors in the area, and there are even less female African American instructors. My students tell me often that they had not previously sought training due to the intimidation and stereotype of the male dominated industry carrying over into the classroom environment”.
Daily BOSS: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Rhonda: ”I was looking for a group of women for recreational shooting and discovered there were limited women shooters in the area. Many are fearful of handguns. When I think of guns I think of three primary uses; sports, competition, and self-defense. Many women are fearful of firearms due to the controversy and misinformation but still need a way to protect themselves from someone likely twice as strong with crime steadily increasing. ”
Rhonda’s Advice to Entrepreneurs
“Take small steps every day toward achieving your goal. Do things that you can do and let the expects handle other tasks for you! Draft a business plan so you’ll know exactly where you want to go with you service and/or product offering. Be creative and utilize the resources that already exists to keep cost down. Build your brand around your passion and it’s guaranteed to succeed if you nourish it daily!” ~~ Rhonda Carson
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