Eukeethia, Can you tell us about yourself?
I am the Owner/CEO of Fresh Start Business Service, LLC, which is awesome, but my greatest accomplishments are my two daughters who are 9 and 16 years old. We ALL enjoy reading, traveling and exploring new journeys. My particular joys include cooking and having romantic outings/getaways!
I worked in Corporate America for the majority of my adult life, before finding the joys of entrepreneurship! When I decided to become an entrepreneur, it was both exhilarating and terrifying, however, it has since been the best decision that I have ever made.
The most rewarding aspect to my business is the ability to help others. Whether it's assisting with tax issues or showing others how to derive their own business through my Affiliate Program (I'll discuss this shortly).
My entire existence is derived around serving others and giving back. I teach my children that to give is better to receive. It also gives this sense of peace, which my family thrives on.
"Peace is its own reward" - Mahatma Gandhi
Tell us about Fresh Start.
There are several aspects to Fresh Start. We offer Tax Services, where I have provided services for several years for businesses and personal clients. We also have an Affiliate Program, where we are able to not only show others around the United States how to prepare taxes, but we also show them how to derive a business correctly. Other things that are under our umbrella include: Bookkeeping, Payroll Services and Credit Assistance. I will be offering a Bookkeeping Affiliate Program in the near future as well, so stay tuned.
What are you most proud of?
We have expanded to new lengths, as we now have a full Marketing Team and Training Department, which was derived for our Affiliates!
What sets you brand apart from others?
I would like to think that customer service sets us apart from others within my field. Whatever heights Fresh Start rises to, our customer service will never sway nor waiver. That goes for me as an individual as well, as I would never look down on anyone who has not reached my level of business in life. If anything, I will give up countless hours to assist them with achieving their goals.
What lessons have you learned from starting your business?
Lessons...... I have to say that I learn different lessons on a daily bases. The most important lesson that I have learned, which has also shaped me into the Mentor that I am today, is to be extremely picky while choosing a Mentor. I have a couple at this point and they each bring different aspects to the table. You should also make sure that you know the true definition of a mentor, as anyone can choose to give you advice from here to there, but that doesn't make them a mentor.
Secondly, I have learned that in order to be successful I will have to control and plan out my business day on a bi-weekly bases. This is very important, as it's easy to become distracted. Once this occurs, you've lost valuable time.
Lastly, one of the largest lessons that I have learned while in business for myself is to never treat my business as a small business or it will stay just that "small". I have learned to operate as if I am operating a multi-billion dollar company and I have seen the results in which it has yielded.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Listen! Become a sponge! Soak it all up!
I would advise myself to listen to others, even if I determine not to use the information, and take heed to what people have to say. This would do a couple of things: give me great lessons, show me what NOT to do, or simply give me another outlook on things. I think that I was really headstrong when I was younger and now I am much more eager to learn/listen. It truly makes a difference.
Lastly, you are going to hear the word "No" numerous amounts of TIME! However, quitting is NOT AN OPTION!
Would you like to add any additional information?
Fresh Start will be hosting a very unique conference soon! The conference will be loaded, as the attendees will be able to: ask tax questions, learn how to become an Affiliate, gain information on purchasing a home, learn how to run a business, marketing for businesses, gain tips on how to obtain and keep healthy credit, and so much more.
You can find information about this conference on our website and social media!
How can readers keep up with you and Fresh Start Business Service?
Business Telephone Number : 1-800-394-6010