Powerhouse entrepreneur Juanita Britton, who goes by the nickname "Busy Bee," has had a business mindset since the age of ten. Shes known both nationally and internationally for the success of herpublic relations firm.In addition to co-owning more than a dozen stores and restaurants at various airports, she also holds the title of Queen Mother of a village in Ghana where she gives back in a major way. Heres her powerful story!
Full Name: Juanita Britton also known as Busy Bee
Title/Company: Entrepreneur/ BZB International
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
The Gig: As the founder of BZB International Inc. a public relations and marketing firm, I oversee and operateseveral retail stores andrestaurants at Washington Dulles International and Washington Reagan National Airports, plus a 21st locationthatll be opening atPei Wei.
Giving Back In Ghana: Im a philanthropist but its better to teach folks how to fish than fish for them or give them fish. So I started two businesses in myvillage [Konko Village in Ghana] and theyre actually turning a profit. They recently made a report to me that showed that they reinvested in the business we started together. There, you really get to appreciate the verybeautiful and simple life that people live in indigenous communities throughout the continent.
Words of Wisdom Keeping Your Priorities Straight: Its not about being busy,its about your priorities.Thats how I determine what Im going to do. Thateven goes forrelationships; you know how the brothers say Im too busy? No, all that means is that youre not important enough.
Advice For Aspiring Business Owners: Dont say you want to be something, just be it. What have you sowed? And most importantly, you must not think about what the trend is ... youve got to get ahead of the trend. In any entrepreneurial endeavor, youve got to think about what is the future.
Quote That She Lives By: "The more you do, the more you are."
Her Hobbies: I enjoy walking on the beach, listening to music and traveling. I also love to snorkel and scuba dive.
Her superpower: The ability to make everyone I meet smile.
Her theme song: "Golden" by Jill Scott