RB: Hi. How’s it going?
It’s going well. Thank you for asking. So tell us a little bit about yourself.
Sure. My name is Raheem Bradshaw and I’m an entreprenuer. Currently, I am the Founder and Executive Director of a tech company called Giraffemind. We develop mobile apps and websites as well as offer digital marketing, branding, and strategy consulting services.
Nice. How did you get started in tech?
Well I began the tech portion of my career back in 2001 at the age of 17. I joined the U.S. Navy as an Information Systems Technician. Afterward, I either joined the ranks of and/or partnered with several Fortune 500 companies working in various tech leadership capacities. I’ve always been fascinated with technology so it has always been an easy choice for me.
Which company do you think made the greatest impact on how you operate now while running your own company or companies?
Uh. That’s a tough one.
No. Not really. I would have to say that my time working at Verizon may have made the greatest impact thus far in regards to companies that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. During my time there, I met and worked alongside many very intelligent people from all walks of life. At the time, Verizon was constantly at or around 16 on the Fortune 500 list so the bar and standard of excellence was always set very high behind the scenes. The organization is huge so there’s a lot of fun, interesting possibilities of what projects you may be involved in or asked to lead.
Interesting. So what made you go the entrepreneur route?
It’s something that has always been in me. While growing up, my father owned a car lot, a convenience store, and an ice cream parlor. I grew up watching him start his own businesses and even experience various ups and downs, I found it all very exciting. Also, it has always been very important to me to have a certain level of control over my life as well as maximizing the potential of what I’ll be able to pass down to my offspring. In that, I had to really sit down and consider what I love to do and turn it into my way of life. I love what I do and what Giraffemind does in helping businesses and brands prosper by way of our services.
Thank you, thank you.
What is the main goal of Giraffemind?
At Giraffemind, I would say that our main goal is to provide excellent service to our clients, establish a high quality, vast digital presence of partners on the internet, and to simplify access to our genre of capabilities. We’ve found that many of our clients were originally lost in terms of where to get a website or a mobile app developed and/or simply were unaware of how to establish a strong digital presence.
Excellent. That’s true because I have no clue about how all of that stuff works. Lol.
See, we need to setup a meeting with you, lol. We can solve that problem for you and have fun while doing it.
Nice. I want a discount also, lol.
We’ve got you covered. Lol.
So for people looking for Giraffemind, how do they find you to get these awesome services?
Sure, visit our website at www.giraffemind.com then select contact to send us a message. We have a great team that loves creating and helping businesses get established digitally. Whether it’s branding, strategy, websites, mobile apps, or progressive web apps, Giraffemind is the premier company to partner with. We are here to serve you.
What would you say to the aspiring entrepreneurs out there?
Get started, don’t stop, and build your brand with a great trustworthy team. You’ll have to really want it so much that you won’t give up because there will be times that you get tested. The three most important things in my life are God, family, and business – in that order.
Sounds great Mr. Bradshaw. Thank you for your time sir and I’m looking forward to you guys helping me to get my brand going. I have some ideas.
Ok, absolutely. Thank you for having me.
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