Patrice: How are you an advocate for other people who aren’t advocates for themselves? Could you explain that for the readers?
Nancy: Oftentimes, people who are underserved or in unfortunate situations tend to accept their current experience. Sometimes fear, mindset or acceptance is what holds people back from creating the change they want to see. I’ve always been the person who intervened for those people to create change in their lives.
Patrice: You have been creating and designing new programs to help other people’s business grow. What techniques or strategies do you offer to business owners of that nature?
Nancy: A big part of my process is strategic planning where I push business owners to think long term (5-10yrs out). I then have them backwards plan their impact & income. It’s a very interesting exercise that helps business owners put their vision into reality and action. When you are planned up you realize that 18 months is not a lot of time.
Patrice: What does being an entrepreneur mean to you?
Nancy: To me, being an entrepreneur is about creating innovative solutions to serve others. Entrepreneurship is about solving problems. When you solve problems for humanity you will certainly have a product or service that can withstand the test if time.
Patrice: What is the name of your business and how can it help other people in communities all over?
Nancy: Strategic Solutions LLC is a Business Literacy consulting firm. Our mission is to support small businesses and get the entrepreneurial skills they need to have a business that has longevity.
Patrice: Tell us more about the Blac Model and what was the motivation behind creating this?
Nancy: Strategic Solutions LLC is a Business Literacy consulting firm. I developed the BLAC Model framework in response to the financial and business literacy gaps in our system. I haven’t met a business owner who doesn’t want to build longevity and make income; Our BLAC Model ensures that longevity & financial success happens within business.
Patrice: To you, what does a pretty woman who hustles mean to you?
Nancy: To me, pretty woman hustle is about disrupting the current narrative. People often associate being a pretty woman with being helpless, or a person who has a man take care of her. Being a pretty woman who hustles is all about celebrating all the beautiful women who know how to get their own bag!
Patrice: Are there any projects you are currently working on for the remainder of the year?
Nancy: I have a major project coming up. This October we are facilitating a Global LeadHERship Retreat in Lagos Nigeria where we will have a 6 -day experience learning to reimagine our vision and unlock the barriers on our minds. The Last day on October 18th we will have a LeadHership Expo to discuss the importance of LeadHership. This event will be streamed live and we are hoping to have a Global audience of up to 3,000 people. To register and learn more about the LeadHership Expo go to WWW.StrategicSolutionsLLC.org
Patrice: For new business owners who are still struggling with their business and gaining consistent clientele, what advice do you have for them?
Nancy: Focus on building the brand and connecting with your target audience. People just don’t buy products or services; they buy into stories. When your story resonates and connects with your audience you’ll see an increase in clientele. Always remember to be consistent. Building a business brand takes time, have fun, be consistent and learn while doing it.
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