Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Nikita Hines, Founder of Luxury Virtual Solutions LLC., located in Charlotte, NC, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Luxury Virtual Solutions (LVS) brings a one-stop-shop experience for Entrepreneurs. Our goal is to make the entrepreneur journey easier and not just focus solely on business needs. If the CEO doesn't have a balanced foundation, how can the business operate successfully? That's why we incorporate faith-based practices, prioritize self-care, and better organize habits for each of our clients and customers. Faith + Biz + Content Marketing is our specialty.
LVS provides done-for-you content marketing and 1-on-1 entrepreneur coaching services, webinars, masterclasses, courses, templates, and more that will help Entrepreneurs reach the next level of success in some form or fashion.
We have a diverse background of clients that we have worked with so far…from estheticians, coaches, virtual assistants, real estate agents, online business managers, beauty consultants, etc. No matter the industry or niche, whether an entrepreneur is ready to leave the 9 to 5 behind and go all-in on entrepreneurship, looking to balance a day job along with business, or ready to take on the CEO role in the company, we have the tools and strategies to help turn those entrepreneurial dreams into a reality.
Tell us about yourself
I am a published Author, Entrepreneur Coach, & Content Marketing Strategist. And I absolutely LOVE what I do. I am truly living out my passion. I help Entrepreneurs who are ready to fully operate in their purpose, make money doing what they LOVE, generate more leads online, and take the CEO position in their business to reach a new level of SUCCESS. This isn't something I just woke up one day and decided to do; this was placed in my heart many years ago.
I actually became a Certified Professional Life Coach in 2015 & later got a Masters's Degree that had a focus on coaching that allowed me to explore other avenues of the industry that I didn't even know existed at the time lol. I pivoted my business and rebranded in 2019 once I discovered my love for strategizing. Coaching & strategizing is like the perfect recipe.
As I stated, this isn't something I just woke up and decided to do as a hobby; this is a God-ordained journey for me. My faith is my why, the calling to help others in any way possible big or small, is my why, leading by example for my daughter is my why, taking my mom on her dream vacation to Paris one day is my why…each of these why's is my motivation to keep going and pushing through the good and not so good days.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I would have to say my biggest accomplishment as a business owner would have to be the longevity of my clientele. This is often overlooked. Let's be honest for a second; one of the reasons we're in business is to make money, correct? Entrepreneurs are consistently chasing the next high of getting that new lead or a new sale. But what about having those returning customers/clients come back to you over and over again for years?
When I sat and realized I've had clients purchase low-cost items from me, subscription services, and high-ticket coaching programs, it made me feel good. It lets me know that they believe in themselves to keep going on this journey, and it showed me that they believe in the expertise and quality I aim to provide. That's not a testimony or connection that happens a lot in this industry. I'm forever grateful for your loyalty.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Motivating myself. It's so easy to motivate, encourage, and help others, but finding that motivation within myself can be difficult on this journey. Entrepreneurship isn't always smiles and giggles. There are some really tough seasons. Slow sales, no funds to reinvest, no new leads, feeling like there's no support, feeling like no one sees you or hears you. Those are some of the challenges I've faced over the years, and it was and sometimes still is hard to find that motivation to push through those moments and feelings.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Let God be your CEO! If you allow Him to guide you and you get in alignment with His will for your life, the rest will fall into place at its divine timing.
- Don't be afraid to invest, outsource, and delegate tasks. The quickest way to burn out is trying to do & learn everything on your own.
- Know it's okay to take a step back sometimes. If YOU aren't running well, then your business won't run well. The market will be there when you get back. Don't be afraid to take breaks to get yourself together when needed. And if you are feeling confused about what direction you need to take or what you should be doing while on break, refer back to tip #1.
Where can people find you and your business?
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