Today we’d like to introduce you to Roman Alemany.
Roman, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have always had a passion for music, whether it was listening to a wide array of musical genres or learning to play different instruments myself. It was as if music was in my blood. Rhythm and tempo came naturally to me. I was even able to pick up an instrument and learn to play by ear. I wasn’t sure what exactly I could do professionally with my love of music.
My father was an entrepreneur, who built his business from the ground up. That inspired me and I hoped to one day own my own business too. Then, in my late teenage years, a family friend who was a DJ, mentored me and began taking me to his events and teaching me everything he knew. I caught on quickly, and began investing in my own equipment. Before I knew it, I had a few opportunities to DJ at local house parties.
Once, I built up my confidence in my skills, through constant practice and learning about new techniques and technologies impacting this business, I found my voice on the mic and realized I truly enjoyed being an MC as well. This ability led to new opportunities to not only play music but also entertain people. I love making people happy and through music and entertainment, I found that I am able to create the most memorable event for others to enjoy. I have a very strong work ethic, and always give my best in each performance, so little by little, happy customers told others and my business grew to the point that I needed to officially create my brand and invest in building my business to the point where it is today.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting any business is never completely easy and smooth. If it were, everyone would have their own business! There are risks involved. For example, in my line of work, it requires a heavy investment in equipment. From the beginning, I only wanted to use the best and most up-to-date technology. I knew that sound quality was one way I could differentiate my services and I didn’t want to cut corners and risk my equipment malfunctioning as I was announcing the bride and groom, or the music to cut out during the first dance. It had to be reliable. So, there were times when everything I earned was invested directly back into my business and I didn’t get to see the income in my pocket or bank account.
There is also a lot of competition in this industry in Miami, so I had to build my reputation, which requires consistence and patience. Through consistently exceptional customer service, I made sure each client, large or small, was so delighted by the job I did, that they would tell others and spread the word. Initially, my entire business was built on word of mouth, and still today it is the primary way I gain new customers!
Red Elephant Entertainment – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Red Elephant Entertainment provides DJ, lighting, photo booth rental and a wide selection of other entertainment options to enhance any wedding, corporate event, or other special occasion. We are known for exceeding expectations by transforming every event into a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. And by creating the right mood, through music, lighting, and the charismatic personality of our DJs, we are able to inspire even the most timid to the dance floor!
I am most proud of the fact that customers and guests RAVE about their experience with Red Elephant Entertainment… no one is sitting or bored at our events, but instead, the dance floor is always packed by guests of all ages. I think I have the best job in the world! I get to make people smile, laugh and basically have fun! I am so humbled to be able to play a role in helping others create amazing memories that last a lifetime.
I think what makes Red Elephant Entertainment different is that we believe weddings (and any event) should be an unique as you are. We help clients make their vision a reality, while also fitting their budget. Other companies offer overpriced packages that contain services you may not need or want. We believe in competitive, transparent pricing that gives customers the flexibility to select the exact services their need and want for their event.
We also provide greater value to our customers. Every customer remarks that they get so much more than they imagined when they hire Red Elephant Entertainment. I believe it’s because we give them EXACTLY what they want and then we do MORE! We go above and beyond to give our own special added touches that they don’t expect, such as creating a professional video highlight reel of each event that our customers can share with others. This as an added bonus for our customers, and there is real value in that.
Most importantly, what sets us apart is the energy we bring to an event. When you hire us, you don’t just get a person who will play music all evening. You get a professional who will keep the event on schedule and coordinate important moments throughout the night. You also get an entertainer who will engage the crowd and interact with guests to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. And you get a musical connoisseur, who knows what to play and when to play it to ensure that the dance floor is packed at all times.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
There have been so many moments of pride, that it’s difficult to just name one! In the early stages of the business, I was so proud the day that my business officially incorporated and was a legitimate BUSINESS. Also, I felt like a proud parent, seeing my brand come to life as my logo was created and then displayed proudly on my website, business cards and employee shirts.
Most recently, I was honored by The Knot for the last 3 years as one of the BEST DJs in South Florida, which was so gratifying since this is based on positive customer reviews. I have been able to build partnerships with over 12 amazing venues and industry leaders and that brings me pride that they have chosen me because of the hard work I have put into building my business and serving my customers.
- Website: www.RedElephantEntertainment.com
- Phone: 305-720-6828
- Email: WhoisRedElephant@gmail.com
- Instagram: /redelephantent
- Facebook: /redelephantent
- Twitter: /redelephantent
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