- Orlando, Florida
My name is Derby Phicil. I am 21 years old and a young Entrepreneur. I have always had a love for 3 things, 1 is success, 2 is people, and 3 is business. While all the other kids were out having a good time I was 8 yrs old focusing on clients and work. I began working with my mom when I was 8 years old. Within this new family business I was able to focus on the things I like to do best like Interacting with people, clients, stocking, placing orders, and tracking shipments, and it was a great experience.
I am very goal orientated; I enjoy executing tasks and completing goals to perfection. I also enjoy learning how to do new things and teaching others how to excel. I enjoy working and I see it as a privilege. My goals are to attend Rollins College and get my B.A. in Business Administration and complete Pre-Law.
I like to be ahead of the game and know the full potential and abilities of where I work and have a full understanding of what we sell or administer. I once helped a lady pick out a tv at HHGreg beause i was planning to work there in the electronic department. A requirement is to know the info on all the electronics and I had happened to look them all up and memorize them so I could do well on my interview. After finding out the position had been filled I ended up using the information that I knew to help a lady make an informative decision on which t.v. to buy. The manager was impressed but had already hired.
I am a people person, i love being in the presence of others and helping other people. I am very sociable and very respecting of all people.
LN&P Variety Wholesale & Retail is the combination of three businesses into one small business. The first sector is Wholesale Distribution of tourist wear and Florida apparel. Our main clientele is tourist shops like the ones you would see on International Dr., Orlando. We also own retail stores in major Flea Markets (Market World, Auburndale, FL; Sumter County Flea Market, Webster, Fl). The second sector is Custom T-Shirts, we do shirts for any event, any occasion, or just for fun. We don't only print onto t-shirts though, we can pretty much get what you want on anything you want. Screen printing, Embroidery, Heat Press, ect, we do it all!! The third and latest sector of business is Hobby and Electronics. We have R/C Boats, Helicopters, Nitro boats, Nitro Cars, R/C Tanks and more.
I run promotions for The Groove's Teen Nights and it was a major success. With previous promoting they were only getting 700 a night. Once I started, within my first month, we had 1,000. Now we get over 2,000 each night and our capacity is 1,600, every night there are hundreds outside that don't even get in. I used Facebook to promote and at one point I had 3,000 friends on their page but Facebook had the page removed due to over usage and they said there is no way someone can get 3,000 friends in the span of 2 months.
Children In Action was a non-profit, faith bases, organization that my sister started to help the youth in and around my community. It consisted of a TV Show featured on Tele Kreyol and a radio show on La Voix Evangelique De Orlando and prior it was on 1600 WOKB. I was the co-host for the TV Show and Radio Show. I did a lot of public speaking at large events that we put on and had to manage large groups of kids even though most of them were older than me.