We had the good fortune of connecting with Alvin Kirkland and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alvin, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I think every entrepreneur goes through this phase especially in the beginning of their career. One principle that I hold on to is remembering the reason why I started my business. My passion and love for fashion has kept me from giving up on my career that was once a dream that now has became a reality. When I am working I feel a fire that inside that I only experience when I am doing what I love. Once the love or passion has left I think that is when you should give up because at that point you would be doing it for all the wrong reasons. It’s so easy to get caught up in day to day operations but their will be moments that remind you of your purpose and to keep pushing.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Brunch at BQE Drinks & Hookah at Boogalou

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Family, and friends have been supporting and pushing me before I established my business. Also watching J. Bolin’s journey through social media has inspired me.

Instagram: https://instagram.com/styledby_kirk?igshid=1p7ugkf26kkrr
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvinkirkland

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