When I was about 19 years old, I remember a conversation with my dad. I shared with him my plan to own a business. He listened attentively, and then replied, “Baby, you can’t own a business. You don’t have money, the necessary education, business connections and you’re a single black woman with a child. It’s not in the cards for you.”
Although what he said was true, the first and last statements were not. I decided then and there I was going to do it. Although this lack of faith in me felt disappointing, he had told me everything I needed to change in order to make my vision real. I needed to find solutions to get the capital, education, business connections and most importantly a babysitter.
Finding a Mentor
Finding a Mentor
My journey began at the age of 19, when my sisters Chaquira and Tandra agreed to babysit my daughter, I am forever grateful for them. This allowed me to start educating myself, I questioned business owners, librarians, attended networking events, read books, and got certified in just about everything business. But none of this information came together until I found a mentor.
My first coach (mentor) was a retired attorney who volunteered through the S.C.O.R.E program in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He worked his last three months as my mentor. During those three months, we drafted a business plan, and I opened a paralegal company at the age of nineteen.
From there, I eventually became a serial entrepreneur, successful businesswoman, and have been able to help thousands of people get into their homes or investment property through mortgage service, education, and training. I have received countless awards, recognitions, and appreciations for my work in the mortgage industry, community and as a business owner.
With over 22-years in the mortgage industry and close to 30-years in business, my goal is to be whom I needed at age 19. I have had a wide variety of business and life experiences that have given me the ability to see the world, life and business from multiple perspectives. I’ll use my knowledge, resources and experience to help you find success. Even if you don’t have the capital, education, business connections and or a babysitter.