Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)
As far as valuing and esteeming others highly than herself goes, surely, Schvonnta Hoyle greatly understands this thought-provoking notion.
After all, aside from this notable Biblical command to which God has given us, it’s also a trend we are challenged to strategically apply to our everyday living.
Especially those who are business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs.
For Hoyle, a longtime business owner who has gone to great lengths to discover her niche, thus become a fixture into multiple ventures, amongst the things about which she’s guilty is doing whatever is necessary to value and esteem others.
It is, by all accounts, because of her steadfast compassion and heart for people that this accomplished licensed cosmetologist and event designer has managed to savor an array of success through two business ventures, which best and brightest days are still well ahead of them.
And, what’s even more astounding for Hoyle is that the media is starting to recognize her unyielding commitment to entrepreneurial excellence.
“(I’m committed to) providing superior professional services and to give up-and-coming stylists a better direction in the hair industry,” said Hoyle, explaining her mission during an interview earlier this week with longtime journalist Andre Johnson.
A native of Jackson, Tennessee, Hoyle, 36, is owner and chief operating officer of two business ventures, both of which are savoring success.
For years, the 1998 Jackson North Side graduate has been an independent contractor At Gemini’s Cuts And Styles the Jackson area, where she has evolved as arguably one the best hair stylists in West Tennessee.
Her newest business, StarStruck Creations, officially opened for operations three months ago (May 2016).
Both of her businesses, she said, cater to people of all ages.
Prior to becoming a businesswoman, Hoyle, earned her Cosmetology certification from the West Tennessee Business College in 2000.
She graduated with honors (cum laude) from Lane College Graduate 2013 with a degree in Social and Behavioral Science.
As it pertains to her success as an entrepreneur, Hoyle credits her great grandfather, whom she said raised and instilled in her to “reach for the stars” and reminded time and again that she could go anywhere in this world if she wanted to. “However my social background helped inspire me, being that I’m from the hood, as society would say,” Hoyle said. “I wanted to let everyone see that you don’t have to be a product of your environment but, at the same time, my environment helped build me into the woman that I am today.”
All of which practically sums up why Hoyle, this compassionate, attractive, beloved woman of color, deem it essential to value and esteem others highly than herself.
Just as Almighty God commands us through His word.
All of which essentially sums up why Hoyle, this progressive, thriving businesswoman is nothing less than a proven success.
Who says people from the hood can achieve entrepreneurial excellence?
“It is imperative that I inspire others daily, because so many people depend on, look up to me, and so many are watching me,” Hoyle said. “And the most important people that are watching are my two children. I always believe that you should have a plan A,B, and C if you can. I have always had a passion and purpose for hair and decorating. I love to make everything look pretty, so with the constant push from my close friends, I decided to pursue my decorating abilities.
The rest, as they say, is history.
“My goal was to start this business in August of 2016,” said Hoyle, “but when God said to move, (I had to) move. All of this would not be possible without the faith that I have, and must add this: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).”
Well said from one big-hearted, compassionate business woman.
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