Kandi Burruss knows a thing or two about launching a successful business. Not only is she an accomplished singer and songwriter (hello, the lady co-wrote "No Scrubs") and the woman behind the Bedroom Kandi line of sexy adult products, but she's also about to embark on the restaurant world with the launch of her first eatery with Todd Tucker, Old Lady Gang. So when she wants to dish out advice on how to be a mogul, you just might want to listen. Luckily, The Real Housewives of Atlanta boss got real about how to beat out the competition in the latest edition of The Last Thing.
"I'm always giving business advice. When you're starting a business as soon as you get the idea, buy all of your social media names and all of your website names for whatever name you want to call it," she told The Daily Dish. "If you put it out there, somebody will buy it and they will try to benefit off of your brand that you're building. Trademark it as well."
Kandi also noted that you shouldn't discourage yourself from launching the company. "Stop talking yourself out of the idea. Look up the person who did it first and who's big at it, see how they got started," she said. "Motivate yourself in that way."
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