Small Business, Big Conversations: DaRon Henderson of LO-KEY Entertainment

When DaRon Henderson was a sophomore in high school, he was approached by a friend about the possibility of playing music at an upcoming junior high dance. He owned a pair of speakers and a set of turntables, so they decided to give it a shot to see what they could pull off.

They brought the proverbial schoolhouse down, and from there, more opportunities came rolling in. First $20, then an offer for $40, and by the end of the year the duo had worked their way up to $75 a gig and realized they had a full-fledged business.

More than 30 years later, LO-KEY Entertainment is one of Northeast Ohio’s elite and most reliable Entertainment Companies offering DJ Service, Uplighting, Photo Booths, Promotional Printing and and more.

LO-KEY Entertainment DJ’s have performed all over the country alongside famous entertainers such as Will.I.Am, Kevin Hart, Rickey Smiley, Russell Simmons, Deray Davis, D.L. Hughley and Outkast to name a few.

Watch the debut episode of Small Business, Big Conversations featuring DaRon Henderson of LO-KEY Entertainment below.


Hosted by JumpStart’s resident digital marketing expert (and recovering small business owner) Freddie Coffey, Small Business, Big Conversations spotlights ambitious entrepreneurs as they discuss their struggles, successes and life lessons that are sure to motivate and inspire anyone who wants to start or grow their own business.

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