We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryan “Tow Down” Theriot and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bryan “Tow Down”, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
So, I remember going school-clothes shopping out of my older brother’s closet. Because we were so poor, we couldn’t afford new clothes, when it came time for school. Whenever we wanted something, we had to figure out a way to generate the money ourselves or we went without it. We had a pecan tree in our backyard, and I remember raking up the pecans and selling bags of pecans out front of my house for $5. While most people were doing lemonade stands, I was trying to wholesale pecans.

I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart, because my mom always told us,’ Use it up, wear it out, you make it do, or you do without.’

So, that’s where my entrepreneurship came from those times as a child. I think about growing up and not having those fresh shoes to go to school. Not having those fresh pants or those fresh shirts. It was always out of my older brother’s closet that had to be resewn or hemmed up. The first day of school when all the kids got on all their new clothes and here you come. First of all your fashion is a year old. Second of all it’s all way too big for you. So, it looks even more weird. So that’s where that whole thing came about. That whole, I’m going to go out and just do it myself type mentality.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets Dope Heads NFTs apart from the others is the People, the product, and the process. The people in the community are simply outstanding. Having them there for support, having them there to bounce ideas off of is super important. The product itself is extremely well produced and of high quality and then, finally, the process iis working well. If you do not have a proper plan for your business, then you are likely to fail. But if you have the process where you have eliminated any speed bumps or any hurdles, then the people, your product in your process will produce success for you.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I immediately take you to the DJ Screw Shop aka The Screw Shop. Just to learn a little history about the Texas underground music scene. After that we would definitely have to swing by the Turkey leg hut. The Turkey leg hut serves some of the most amazing turkey legs stuff with some unbelievable features that get your mouth watering. Just typing this right now has me salivating. After that we would have to do a little shopping in the Galleria. Houston’s premiere shopping place is the Galleria. Everyone who ever comes to Houston visits the Galleria. The galleria is located in the Post Oak district and has almost anything and everything you would want to find located in one place. after that I would have to take you by the dessert Gallery to have one of the most amazing pieces of confectionery bliss. They also serve some pretty bad ass cakes like toffee licious or their red velvet cake. As far as nightlife goes the sky’s the limit I could take you to Houston Premier club Cle’ it is the first club in Houston to feature a swimming pool. And then to make sure you got a good rest I will drop you off at Hotel ZaZa where you can experience one of their many different creative hotel rooms. And those are just a couple of hearts that I tap him

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shout out our Dope Heads community – we are 11k strong and growing every day. Its like hanging out at home on your couch with your 11 thousand best friends, We watch movies together, sign petitions for prison reform together and support each other in the chat.

Website: www.dopeheadsnft.com

Instagram: instagram.com/dopeheadsnft

Twitter: twitter.com/dopeheadsnft

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChWUiqkuHH-MzpI1WF4EYug

Other: https://discord.gg/dopeheads

Image Credits
Mike Frost / Johnny Ka$h

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