Young Entrepreneur Spotlight: Eric Jones of LFLS Shoes

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In this series, I will be featuring fellow entrepreneurs in various creative industries. This series will help provide more insight in the life of an entrepreneur while inspiring others to make their dreams become a reality!

For the first feature of the series, allow me to introduce Eric Jones, CEO & Creative Director of Like Father Like Son.

The Classic Man

“I’m 21 years old, originally from the small town of Helena, Arkansas. I graduated last December from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors degree in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development.”

“I became interested in fashion at a young age because I grew up playing the drums in church. My mom made sure that I always looked my best and that has definitely stuck with me as I grew older.”

“I named the company “Like Father Like Son” because I plan on offering the exact same dress shoes for fathers and sons. Honestly, I was tired of seeing families being able wear the same tennis shoes but never the same dress shoes from the same designer. It’s actually a huge void in the market and I plan on filling that void very soon. I also plan on designing women’s shoes so that mothers and daughters can wear the same shoes as well.”

“Another one of my goal’s for the brand is to become one of the top men’s retailers in the industry. By doing so, I will inspire my peers and show them that there are other ways for us as minorities to become successful.”

“I started the brand on December 31, 2015 with the help of my late mother Gloria Robinson. Losing her was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through. Now that she’s gone, I’ve had to take my grind to a whole new level. She is one of my biggest inspirations because I watched her struggle and make things happen.”

“As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that you have to make a lot of sacrifices and I’ve gotten use to that. From not being able to spend money on things, to not going out a lot, and putting your focus on the things that matter most.”

“This entire process has been a life changing experience and I look forward to the future. Fortunately, I’ve connected with some great people along the way and I know that my blessing are in arms reach!”

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As always, thanks for reading and special thanks to Eric for participating!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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