We had the good fortune of connecting with Deturice Dunbar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Deturice, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process for starting my own business has always been in my mind from a little girl. I just never knew what it would be and through may attempts at many things it wasn’t until I consulted with GOD that I understood what my purpose /Business/Ministry was and is
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?
Business… when trying to figure out what business I was to be in I tried everything from selling dinners , Painting addresses on the curb of homes, cleaning service and one day I was exhausted I just asked GOD what is it that you want me to do? clear as day he said: you will be a CLOWN ….. minister to the young in age and young in heart…. Since 1992 I have been Bippy The Clown … there again after arriving in HOUSTON TX, by way of Hurricane Katrina being in the superdome for 5 days go spoke and gave me the name Dunbeezy because I would become Comedienne Dunbeezy “First Lady of Comedy” …. then there was the 2020 Corona Virus and both my business was shut down because I serviced people and I prayed and asked GOD now what and he told me to open BIPPY’S WORLD a party business
Bippy The Clown-I am a clown that bring laughter through Ministry by putting smiles on faces and in hearts
Comedienne Dunbeezy- I do clean comedy I write my own material and produce my own shows /Tour-Radio Personality
Bippy’s World – Party rental business that service all communities
I am most proud and excited that I am a Black Woman Owned business who have worked and still working hard not and waiting on anyone to give me an opportunity but creating opportunities for myself and community.
it is definitely not easy, it’s a lot of work juggling all three businesses but it’s worth it. Challenges will arise daily so I have to be prepared to put the fire’s out from a Client changing a date to my product or services needing repair ‘s at my expense and overcoming each obstacle is rewarding because at times I fell like it’s overwhelming but I have learned to STOP take a deep breath and get back at it.
I want the world to know that I have KRAZY faith meaning if GOD tells me to do it wether I have the money, connections , or other’s approval so I just do it and it always works out it’s called trusting GOD.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would bring my friend on my radio show on KTSU 90.9 FRIDAY 1-4 , to eat at Orleans Cuisine food Truck , Ester Cafe, to the hole in the wall to dance at Super Star 8212 Scott Street, drinks at the bar at Pappadeaux 610, Tuesday night at Carrington’s Behind The Comics, my Church of course All Nations Baptist Church 2317 Garpan St Acres Homes Tx, listen to some live Jazz Kyle Turner
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There has been so many people along the way in this Journey and seeing my mother as a single mother has definitely taught me that hard work pays off, raising 5 kids and keeping it all together was an inspiration… there was time’s early in my life I had to carry the load to help her and it definitely prepared me for entrepreneurship. I read the book Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington and thought I can do anything …. there are countless persons to many to name that has supported, Mentored, loved and encouraged me during these times
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