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1. Tell me a bit about yourself and your business. When did you start, and why did you start it?
I started years ago when I purchased my first boat for pleasure. When my other business failed, I was left with numerous expenses, and I had to look for other ways to make money.
Since I already owned a yacht, I started looking into luxury yacht rental in Los Angeles and how I could obtain the required licenses. Back then, getting a commercial dock was almost impossible. It took me about half a year trying to get in touch with the county.
I was also building my first website for luxury yacht rental services, which took a lot of time since I was a novice. During this time, I was living on the harbor and knew a few boat owners. So, I decided to bring everyone together under my website.
At the time, I had a few friends who rented luxury cars, worked for UBER SUV, and owned private jets. From our interactions, I realized we all targeted the same clients – wealthy individuals that lived or came to Los Angeles.
And, instead of them trying to find the best private jet rentals, villa rental, and luxury yacht rentals on Google, they could come to me for everything.
2. How successful is your business? Are you growing yearly?
It’s very successful. Our growth is stable, and each year, our profits double. For instance, this year, we made three times as much as we did last year.
3. Any noteworthy achievements that viewers might recognize (any awards, features, past projects with known celebrities, franchise, etc.)?
We have worked (still working) with a few famous magazines and brands. Additionally, many celebrities have rented our luxury yacht. Unfortunately, we can’t disclose their names.
4. What’s the next goal for your business?
We would like to and have started opening locations in different cities in the US. Our next goal is to take the number #1 spot in those cities and start chartering in the world’s major charter destinations.
5. What advice would you give to people who have problems at the moment?
There’s no one-size solution to problems since situations are different. But if your problem entails losing a job or being in an occupation you don’t like, I can help.
First, I recommend assessing the situation as a third party (from the outside looking in). Generally, when you’re going through problems, analyzing them can be difficult because it contains interests that don’t allow you to see other opinions.
Second, improve your mental health as it has a significant impact on how you handle your problems. From exercising and proper nutrition to meditation, you can activate your brain cells, allowing you to think deeply and widely.
6. I agree with all of the above. As for people who do not know what they want, but they want to change their occupation?
In this case, I recommend making a list of what you’d like to do and using that to identify the kind of activities that can generate income.
Remember, successful businesses take time to establish, at least 1-3 years, and if you’re willing to spend that much time on it, it should be worth it and have enough potential to grow. Don’t avoid choosing industries that you’re not an expert in, as the internet provides numerous resources you can use.
Also, grow your network by meeting new people and looking for similar interest groups. Lastly, speak about your plans as opportunities can come from anywhere.