By Yolanda Anderson Wagner
As I began to write this article, I asked myself when and why. When did I decide I want to be an entrepreneur? Why did I want to become an entrepreneur?
It was many years ago when I decided that I wanted to become an entrepreneur. It was my freshman year in college. I attended an HBCU in a small town in the south. The college was the city. Every corner store and restaurant was black owned and was remarkably successful. When I returned home, that is when I started to notice several successful black owned businesses within my own community. At that moment, I decided I want to become an entrepreneur. My “why” is to show my two children that you can be successful and not work a typical 9 to 5; and to leave a legacy for them. I also wanted to give back to my community by providing jobs and by helping those who are less fortunate.
I am the proud owner of a travel agency—Joriy Travel Solutions. Our mission is to create dreams and bring families together through travel. I also have a virtual assistant business— Joriy Virtual Solutions. Our mission is to collaborate and assist small business owners with their day-to-day operations at a low cost. I am an independent tax consultant with Millionaire Tax Consultants. Our mission is to take the stress out of preparing taxes and provide our clients with the maximum tax return. Lastly, I have a logistics business—As One Logistics and Dispatch Service. Our mission is to provide office support to the transportation industry and provide jobs to individuals that need a second chance.
When embarking upon entrepreneurship your mindset and routine must change.
There are 13 steps that entrepreneurs should follow when building and growing a successful business.