This month’s Entrepreneur of the Month is a Female Boss who is using her platform to teach financial literacy. From offering one-on-one services, to an amazing financial planner, and through workshops Emerald Sparks has been on the move to educate more people.
Check out her interview below:
1. What is one piece of advice that you wish you had earlier in your entrepreneurial journey?
One piece of advice, that's all I get. Jesus, keep you a circle of positive, entrepreneurs in your back pocket. I wouldn't even be here without my tribe badass boss women. We vibe off each other. Ultimately, trust the process, protect your energy, get in your own lane and bag, flourish.
2. How has being an entrepreneur shaped who you are today?
Whew chile, the struggle. I could write a dissertation about being an entrepreneur and all the lessons I have been taught. You can work your butt off and still not be where you want to be because it is just not your time. Your time is your time, your lane is your lane, no one can be you but you. It has definitely made me emotional, vulnerable, spiritual, and resilient. I can't give up, I have to see what God has for me because I believe he wouldn't give me these aspirations and lay them on my heart for no reason.
3. What is your favorite part about being your own boss?
I set my hours, who I work with, my prices, I don't have to be a morning person if I don't want to be, and I get to be creative and offer my potential clients services and products that I want to. Most importantly, I get to inspire and motivate people.
4. What advice would you give a new business owner looking to get their finances in order? What products and services do you offer that assist with that?
Personal finances plays a huge role into managing your business finances. If you are afraid of money, do not understand money, do like talking about money, your business finances are going to suffer drastically. It is my advice to get your personal financial house in order (eliminating debt, reducing expenses, etc) and get a trusted accountant and tax strategist, who can speak with you about saving money, profit allocation, and tax saving strategies to make sure you are optimizing your profits.
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5. Where can we keep up with the Emerald Sparks Brand?
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