Tonya has over 25 years of professional experience in the non-profit, military, and social service sectors. She managed a multi-million dollar market for a national non-profit for nearly 12 years. Her years of experience partnering with major donors, planning large scale events (with low expense ratios), and working with a variety of demographics have paved the way to her decision to become an Entrepreneur. While Tonya has traveled the world, extensively, she was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana, attended Southeastern Louisiana University, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences. She is married with three adult children.
Vanessa Wilson, Owner
Vanessa Wilson has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education and the non-profit arena. She has a vast range of experience in community engagement, non profit management and inter-generational services. Her experience of opening and managing a class A licensed preschool designed to integrate seniors with preschoolers inspired her to take the leap of faith to become a small business owner. Vanessa is a product of South Louisiana, having graduated from Nicholls State University in social work and receiving her Master’s degree in Counseling/Student Affairs from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. She is married with a busy six year old daughter and her four-legged siblings!
Favorite Success Quote
“If you don’t take the risk, you will always work for someone who does.”
Our biggest failure to date is , after hiring a company that was suppose to help boost our company online with seo. Well it actually turned out to be one of our worst experiences. We lost a substantial amount of money. We tried battling the company, but it was pointless and didn’t work out. Through that situation that we need to focus more on building relationship and using more word or mouth referring.
Entrepreneurial “Light Bulb” Moment
Initially it was our goal to do more virtual services for clients online etc. We thought would be a big part of our big part of our business, until realizing that the buck stops with us and after doing some online research on youtube. We came across a video that was talking about how your business will sometimes take on different shapes. That’s when we realized it was time for us to course correct and only focus on the things that were currently working for us. Which is the personal touch and relationships with our clients.
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Parting Advice for Success Stalkers
Embrace the Lessons, don’t quit and keep moving forward.