We had the good fortune of connecting with Kendria Jenkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kendria, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor is not giving up. Being a mother, wife, full time employee and running a business can be very challenging and overwhelming at times. There will be times you’re stressed about sales (especially during the pandemic), how to promote yourself or how to get funding for your business. You have to keep pushing regardless of the challenges! The reward of knowing you’re stronger than you can ever imagine is so rewarding. Take one day at a time. All the things you’re stressed about will eventually fall into place.
What should our readers know about your business?
Master Bait’N Adult Toy Store is an online fantasy store where you can find affordable adult toys. Master Bait’N Podcast is a platform where I educate my listeners on explicit taboo topics. What sets me apart is that I have courage to be in a taboo industry/business. I got where I am today by not giving up and being determined. No, it’s not easy. The journey hasn’t been easy as business financing is not likely for my company due to the type of operation. Finding grants, applying and not being selected for those grants are challenging. I overcome those challenges by investing in myself. I attend vendor events to promote myself and host girls night parties which has helped so much. I’ve learned that your business can succeed but the journey isn’t easy. If you know me, then you know I’m not a talker ..I’m reserved. I would’ve never imagined talking to people about sex or having a sex store. However, I started the podcast because I wanted to educate my sexual side and strengthen my relationship. I started the sex store because I love feeling sexy, especially behind closed doors….so why not help others bring spice to their love life and feel sexy too! I don’t think you should have to choose between intimacy, which is why I consider affordability in my prices compared to competitors.
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.
We definitely have to go for brunch/ mimosas at Pangea in Garland, Tx. Later that day we would go to Blends in Carrollton, Tx for daiquiris, food and music. I plan on going to PYT Social Lounge in Arlington, Tx and Vinette’s in Addison, Tx soon so I guess we would check both out on later days before my friend(s) head back home.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband is my number one supporter! When I feel overwhelmed from the negative backlash because I have an Adult Content Podcast or Online Adult Toy Store, he always pumps me up for the next mission.
J.Black Productions (for the two professional pics)