I “met” Kita Bryant via twitter, yes Twitter. Although, we have never met in person, I’ve communicated with her enough to feel as if we know each other. She is a mom, wife, a great business woman and a go-getter. I had the privilege of interviewing her about her awesome on-line magazine, Kokoa Magazine.
My interview with Kita:
1. What is your company name?
“The name of my magazine is Kokoa Magazine. Kokoa in Japanese means of the mind, body, and spirit. You need all three to live in this world. Thus making Kokoa a magazine about the real life of people. People who embody the mind, body, and spirit.”
2. What type of business(es) do you own? Explain what you do for each business.
“I own Focus Dezigns – A web design and branding company along with my husband. I do the branding and he does the websites. Along with that I run Kokoa Magazine an online magazine.”
3. Is this a full time business or a side business?
“My magazine and my business are both full time. It requires so much of me for each although I don’t get paid a lot for either I still consider it full time work to get to where I am trying to go.”
4. Why did you decide to take the route of entrepreneurship?
“I have always wanted to own my own business. I was never a person who wanted to work for others. I am not a person to help you build your dreams when I have my own to build. I will work and do what is needed to help you until I can get mines up and running but I think owning your own business is so freeing and beautiful.”
5. What has been the most rewarding aspect of owning your business?
“Getting to set my own hours so that I can be available for my kids whenever they need me. That is the most rewarding part. Mommy is there for all classroom activities, all field trips, and whenever any of my kids get sick.”
6. What geographical areas do you serve or do you serve nationwide?
“I like to be worldwide lol. I love my down south people the most because I am from SC but I love reaching out and helping people from all over. It is amazing the people you can meet that are in other countries and have other cultures.”
7. Are you looking for contributors to the magazine? If so, what expertise subject matter are you looking for?
“I am always looking for contributors for my magazine. I am mainly looking for business minded people, I would love an intern of some sort to help me manage my social media. I am not picky if someone has something to say whether it’s in beauty, home décor, or food, my magazine is always open. This magazine is about people and whatever someone can contribute I welcome it.”
Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. If our readers wanted more information, what is the best way to contact you?
“I can be reached by email at email@example.com, Twitter @kokoamagazine and Facebook @kokokamagazine.”
I hope you enjoyed reading Kita’s interview. Please share a comment below and tell me what inspired you the most about this business woman.