We had the good fortune of connecting with Dontaye “Martice” Stewart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dontaye “Martice”, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thoughts process behind starting my own business is, I would enjoy owning and operating my own business because it allows me to be independent, as well as to be responsible for something established & owned by me. For myself and my family.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a Master Barber, owner of King’z BBQ catering business, in addition to being a(Dog & Horse) Breeder.
What sets me apart from most is my mindset, drive and determination, most give up when they fail. If I fail, I haven’t lost.. I work harder to find a better way to succeed.
I’m excited and proud that I’m creating a legacy with my businesses that I’m able to pass onto my son & daughter which they will enjoy as much as I do..
I’m where I am now by ‘trusting the process”… & aligning myself with like minded people that enlighten me & give me honest and valuable feedback on what I could do different or better to succeed.
Being an Entrepreneur is not easy, anyone that says it is, it’s a lie. It takes hard work, persistence and dedication. You have to realize you’ll lose a lot to appreciate the end result….
In my years of experience I’ve learned it’s not a race but a marathon that’s made up of many Victory laps. You have to put your all into it in order to receive the results you aspire for.
I work hard striving to be a GREAT entrepreneur. I have a great circle of people I surround myself with that help keep me from bumping my head, when you weed out the bad apples everything comes together. I feel every entrepreneur has a “Hustla” mentality… you want it you’ll find a way to get it. This struggle isn’t for the weak!!
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?
Well for starters
Day 1: relax then go to fuel city & get some tacos or any gas station with a laundry mat that sells tacos (best street tacos around usually). Then enjoy a nice walk downtown elms area
Day 2: breakfast from old west cafe, relax for a little bit, & go to Mavericks game at night.
Day 3: wake up go breakfast at Norma’s Cafe in Dallas, take a train ride around the city, go to the zoo or Aquarium.
Day 4: take a ride to Houston, enjoy the scenery, go to a few well known food spots, go see some custom oldschool cars at some of the well known meet up spots in the area
Day 5: give my best friend a haircut so he’s fresh for our exciting weekend, go to the parks mall & outlet mall in Grand Prairie, we would go to Headquarters for their happy hour & enjoy the night
Day 6: day party at a rooftop, go ride some horses at a trailride & then Vinetti’s for some live music
Day 7: go to Sunday funday at Dec on Dragon and recoop & relax for my friend departure…
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?
I would love to give Thanks you everyone to push me to greatness & told me never to stop. My 1st business was lawn care for my neighbors “The Taylor’s “, they started my journey & I have never gave up.. My Dad showed me if you want something, go after it & it will come. My Mom for always have love for me even during my down & out time…. I can’t name you all but you know if you’ve been there for me, I want to say Thank You for trusting & believing in me…