We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Mayfield and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe taking risks is vital to the success of my companies and leadership. I am comfortable taking risks. The act of following through with your business vision is a risk in itself. However, the fear of not being open to taking risk, rarely ends in reward. The moment I decided to become an entrepreneur, I knew my mindset and belief system were my highest risk. I had to believe in my talents and abilities beyond a shadow of doubt. I knew I had to align myself with strong business women and follow their blueprints to success. I hired a business coach and professional development coach in order to remove to the roadblocks I kept in my own way. Before I become an entrepreneur, I had to become the woman God created me to be while embracing my new found self and standing in my power and integrity.
Taking risk in my evolved self and in my newly found power has contributed greatly to the business leader I am today.
What should our readers know about your business?
Last year, during the height of the pandemic, many of my small business tax clients and their referrals began reaching out to my office about the SBA PPP program. Initially, we were unsure what or how to help our clients get into the program but I understood the need and I decided to start cold-calling organizations that had access and know how, and eventually we partnered with an SBA Attorney and learned the process. Once we mastered and learned the process, my company was able to help hundreds of small businesses, nationally, gain about $3.5M in grants and EIDL. However, within the process, I realized hundreds of businesses did not meet or know how to meet the requirements to qualify for funding. At that point, we hired a grant writer as to learn more about grants, funding and contracts for small businesses. From that partnership we are working to help more businesses funded through federal, city, county and state grants. Most recently, we have hired The Queen of Black Girl Cash, Dawnielle Winningham to help us structure and build out our business and new brand, “STARTHer Capital.” STARTHer Capital empowers and positions minority, women owned and future small business owners to WIN big while leveraging grants, loans, and various forms of funding. We help properly form and register your business providing access to BILLIONS of dollars through grant and funding opportunities.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Of all my favorite spots in the city and surrounding areas is any place with a body of water. I enjoy relaxing on the water, taking long boat rides, fishing and eating at anyone of the city’s fine dining seafood restaurants. From the Woodlands to Galveston to the Trinity River, I enjoy the water. I admit that I work so hard at growing my businesses, I rarely get out but when I do, I prefer an intimate setting, with a sexy ambiance and a piano or live band. One of my favorite people in the city is the one and only Isiah Carey. Isiah is fun, exciting, intellectual and an all around good person. I’m blessed to call him friend.
If I had to plan a week long trip, I would plan a day at a spa, checking out the city’s museums, African American Cultured areas, dinner at a couple of my favorite black owned restaurants, Seafood Heaven and The Greasy Spoon. I would surely stop and have drinks at one of my favorite spots, Kings Court and enjoy laughs and good conversation with the owner Jay and his patrons. I would definitely end the week at my church, The Triumphant Church.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My business coach Cheryl P Williamson. One night in 2020, I had a dream, and in the dream, God revealed a vision, that I would work with Cheryl in many aspects of business. The dreamed revealed us speaking on stages as well as receiving awards together. As soon as I woke up, I texted Cheryl about my dream and a year later, which was last year, we began working closely together. I hired Cheryl as my business coach and every bit of advise and guidance she has shared with me about business, leadership and team work has helped in the growth of my business, as well as enhanced my personal development skills.
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