We had the good fortune of connecting with Peter Pham and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Peter, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I started my business, there was a feeling of helping. I built my marketing company because I saw a lot of small businesses were struggling with understanding what marketing is. I made it a mission to help them understand that marketing is the backbone of their business. It is not advertising, but creating a brand that from the employees to the structure of the business itself portrays. I apply this same concept to my other businesses as well.
What should our readers know about your business?
I own a Marketing Consulting business and a custom suiting and clothing business, called Be. Spoken. I started this business because I saw discomfort or problems in the communities I was in. For marketing, I saw that small businesses had trouble understanding what marketing was and how they could use it to grow their businesses. Their marketing structure was very bad and they could not afford to hire a professional or they just felt uncomfortable. So I made it my mission to help them have that professional help and comfort. With my suiting and clothing business, Be.spoken. I started because I saw a lot of Asian and other raceswould feel comfortable going to a store to get suits for an event or work. The salespeople always never understood their background or needs, and just wanted to make a sale. Therefore, I wanted to start a business that is both sustainable environmentally, but give people comfort and flexibility in not suiting but their clothing as well. Clothing that they customize and make it their style, not someone else’s. Starting these businesses definitely was not easy. Being a marketer, I spent hours reading credited sources, conducting test and research. I asked friends to people I meet at coffee shops that they think of my ideas. For there, I slowly started to hone in what I wanted to do and better my services and products. It took me 2 years to now and challenges are always popping up, but what is life with without challenges. you need them to grow. Speaking of challenges, I think it is also a great life lesson. Challanges can be viewed as negative, but I see it as a opportunity to grow and learn about your strength and weaknesses. Another important life lesson, I hope people understand that money is the only revenue, someone’s smile, thoughts, love, friendship, and thankfulness is 1 billion times more valuable. I hope the world will remember my brand and story as one that helped others. A brand that changed the world for the better environmentally, but also taught people to be genuine, selfless, and more open minded.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am big hiking and outdoor guy. I would introduce them to downtown Denver, take them to the Hyatt bars at Peak Lounge to see the Denver lights at night. Then in the morning, I would take them on a long hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Maybe, we will boulder or rock climb during the trip. I feel like you don’t really know Colorado or Nature until you touch it, hike, and climb it. Food wise, I would definitely show them all you can eat hot pot in Aurora or Korean bbq. You can never go wrong with a good all you can eat after an adventure.
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 think a Shout to Triet from Mr.Goodall is a big one. We work together on Hangout Talks Podcast as host and he has amazing communication skills, but also a great friend. He has been with me through ups and downs for several years.