We had the good fortune of connecting with Britne Broadnax and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Britne, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Prior to being an entrepreneur, my balance was significantly different: I had a lot more spare time. It’s like riding the waves right now. At times, the waves can be quite rough. Due to a conflict in priorities, I may have to adjust my plans. I’m a mother, a wife, and a business owner. When things get tough, I sometimes feel like balance doesn’t exist. If I’m being honest, it’s more like controlled pandemonium.
What should our readers know about your business?
Happy Me Tee is a company that allow customers to customize items in whatever manner they like. Screen printing, embroidery, sublimation t-shirts, and other things for any event, occasion, group, or organization are our specialties. I’m most excited and proud of my success because Happy Me Tee uses cutting-edge technology and machinery to provide clients with the highest quality personalized items. This trip has not been simple, but it has been worthwhile.
I’ve made a lot of errors, and I’d do the same ones again since they helped mold me into the person I am today. I became wiser, smarter, and more motivated as a result of working in this industry. I had a lot of difficulties. I overcome obstacles by figuring them out. I never have all the answers, but I do have a lot of them.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Breakfast Klub would be the first place I would take my best friend for breakfast, followed by a visit to The Gite Gallery to see some contemporary and traditional African art. We would travel around Project Row houses to learn about Houston’s history. I’d take her to Doshi House for a cup of coffee. We’d make a beeline for She’s Happy Hair to pick up some hair supplies. We would go to Lucille’s for cocktails, live music, and wonderful soul cuisine.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Warren Broadnax, CEO of She’s Happy Hair, is my business partner and the epitome of support. He’s my on-site mentor. In 2014, we started a company together. He’s been a mentor, a support system, and the love of my life all at the same time. Tim Fulton, CEO of Small Business Matters, deserves special mention. Tim is a pioneer in the field of small company growth and coaching.
Since joining the Small Business Matters leadership group, my business experience has been more reassuring.