Updated: Sep 3, 2022
Welcome to my blog! My name is, and I am a small business startup enthusiast. My mission with this blog is to provide entrepreneurs with the resources they need to start and grow their businesses. Whether you are just beginning or have been in business for years, I hope you find something worthwhile on my website. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me - I would love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy your stay.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kesha, but you can call me Ms. K. I have a teen daughter (Jaila), a dog named Marco, and two fish that are my world! Jaila inspires me every day with her courage, intelligence, and compassion.
I am responsible for running two businesses: Blooming Candle Co., which has been in business since 2020, and LuvenSmilez PBC, a small business resource that helps entrepreneurs start their businesses or grow existing ones.
I enjoy being quirky while being open, honest, stubborn, and knowledgeable.
My reason for creating this blog!
LuvenSmilez was founded in August 2010 with the primary goal of bringing joy to children all over the world through the postal mailing of letters from Santa Claus. Sometimes I look back on my first business venture and wonder, "What was I thinking?"... *Smile* I was so excited to have a letter-writing business. Just thinking about how excited the kids would be opening their Santa Letters excited me. I have yet to sell a letter to date, and that's okay. As time went on, my focus shifted as LuvenSmilez operated as an individual resource for Small Business ventures. I assisted small business owners with identifying grants, brainstormed creative marketing strategies, created training videos, voiced corporate training videos and audiobooks. I focused on providing resources and aided small business owners that I knew personally. When a friend decided to open a business, I was the resident "go-to" person. My background is not in business. I do not have a business degree. My degree is in Community Services and Sociology. I am also a certified grant writer and notary. I am a student of learning and love to share what I've learned. I realized early on that researching resources came naturally; what surprised me was the creative way I applied those resources. In 2015, I realized LuvenSmilez's true potential and decided to open a Virtual Office. Today I am dedicated to Small business owners, Independent Service Providers, and Solo Entrepreneurs.
Although the services LuvenSmilez provides have changed, the goal remains the same; "To change the lives of the people we impact one Smile at a time!"