We had the good fortune of connecting with Harvey LaCount and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Harvey, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
This is a question that I sometimes do not know how to answer. I was born and Partially raised in Dallas, TX. Moved back forth from Dallas and Tallahassee, FL. I’ve also lived in Houston, TX and spent the most conservative time growing up in Atlanta, GA. With all of this moving around and being around different people from different areas, I feel it has help me become more understanding of people. With moving around that much you run into a lot of different personalities at a young age, and helps prepare you on how to handle with different demeanors.
What should our readers know about your business?
Confidence, creativity, and will power are a combination of things that set me apart from the rest. With my clothing line Opulence by Lee, LLC, you’re going to get a fashion experience like no other. With Lee’s Management & Marketing, you’re going to get my full effort in anything you ask of me as one of my clients. My determination to get things done is a major key to separating myself from the rest.
The road has not been an easy one. With Opulence by Lee, I am, not necessarily in a rebranding phase, but more of a rebuilding phase. There will be changes in the location of the logo, different designs, and more products will slowly be rolling out.
With most of my efforts currently leaning towards my clothing brand, for various reasons, some of the things I have learned have been by trial and error. With a few unsuccessful product launches, reading, and advice from my support system, I’ve learned that rolling out new products too early can be detrimental and costly. It’s better to make consistent sales of one product before trying to move on to something new. Basically master one thing before moving on to another.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, with me loving to travel and explore a new city, there would be a lot of tourist activities on the agenda. Visiting Reunion Tower and the Cloud 9 Cafe, possibly a sporting event depending on the time of the year, the Fort Worth Zoo. When it comes to food I would suggest Wingfields burgers, Turkey DAM in Uptown, and I’m not a huge seafood fan, so I’d have to ask around for the best place for crabs. I love to go out and get out of the house. Some places to go for drinks would be Texas Live because of their environment, Deep Ellum, Uptown, The Daiquiri Shoppe, Happiest Hour, Bombshells, Knock Outs. That list could go on for a while. Other interesting places I would possibly suggest would be the drive through safari, Fossil Rim, Klyde Warren Park, and maybe even Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I get support, and inspiration from a lot of different places. I do not necessarily have one specific thing or person to give credit to in this department. My friends and family are always supportive. With that being said, I have people that are also going to keep it real with me and give me honest feedback and tell me things that may need to be done that I am not already doing, or may need to improve on. Having people around you that are not scared to tell you the truth is a huge plus. I do a lot of reading as well. Self help books, business, relationship, and biographies/autobiographies. The most inspirational of these books are typically the biographies and autobiographies. The story of Phil Knight and the creation of Nike is probably my favorite. Reading about the hurdles he had to jump over just to get his company of the ground. From legal issues, to credit debt and self doubt, it’s just motivating to see where the company started and where it is now.
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