TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Trish for 33 years. We have 5 awesome daughters, 3 amazing sons-in-law and the best grandson on the planet. We moved to Lakeland in 1993 where I began a career in the Pharmaceutical industry. I speak conversational Spanish though I am NOT bilingual. Fun fact? I used to design home theaters and sold one to Hulk Hogan.
WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH?
Hogan Fine Jewelry Motto: Distinctly Elegant…Uniquely Personal! Referrals come from a job well done.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE LEARNING RIGHT NOW?
How to better utilize social media platforms to make clients aware of what we do that sets us apart.
WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THAT YOU CONTINUE TO INNOVATE TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX??
We meet our clients by appointment. Sometimes they come to us (Catapult) and at times we go to them. It is definitely a distinct way to buy jewelry. We intentionally operate on low overhead to be able to offer a top of the line product with a fantastic price point. Every customer is highly appreciated regardless of budget. We will do what it takes to get them to tell their friends and loved ones about us. We do NO advertizing so referrals from satisfied clients are everything. It’s a good kind of pressure to deliver EVERY TIME!
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
If you believe in what you do then fight the fight, adapt and stay the course.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAN BE A TOUGH AND LONELY ROAD. IN THE DIFFICULT MOMENTS HOW DO YOU STAY FOCUSED AND MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD?
I love what I do. I am in a very positive business. People are excited to get engaged, share an anniversary, etc. Thankfully we stay pretty busy so keeping focused is not too difficult.
WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THAT YOU HAVE INTENTIONALLY COLLABORATED WITH OTHERS TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD?
We have developed relationships with designers and wholesalers all over the world. We look at dozens of companies before settling on the ones that share our philosophy of quality FIRST. If they will guarantee quality, we will provide ongoing work. We NEVER settle.
WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS IN LAKELAND?
WE LOVE LAKELAND. We have lived here most of our married life and are a part of this wonderful community. It is our home!
WHERE CAN WE GET YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE?