Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tenille Richardson-Quamina, Founder of New Creations Counseling Services, located in North Miami Beach, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
In 2016, after experiencing a steep increase in clients wanting therapy due to issues with the Internet, I opened New Creations Counseling Services.
At NCCS, we focus on providing three different #InternetProof Counseling Programs to help individuals, couples, and families overcome online affairs, cyberbullying, and online addictions (video games, porn, and social media).
Technology is now an integral part of our lives that is not going away. We at NCCS can help you develop and maintain a healthy tech-life balance.
Tell us about yourself
My parents divorced when I was in high school, and therapy became my saving grace. My positive experience with the treatment made me want to help others by becoming a social worker and a therapist. Twenty-two years later, I am still passionate about building our community, one person, couple, and family at a time.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is watching clients succeed in their therapy goals and graduating from one of my #Internetproof Programs.
I am humbled by their motivation to do the hard work in maintaining their sobriety with an addiction that is less supported and understood by society, getting to see wedding pictures after helping an engaged couple overcome online infidelity, or watching a student grow in resilience and confidence to counter cyberbullying.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
We all have a limited supply of resources (time, energy, finances, and mental capacity). As a business owner, managing these resources between myself, my family, my friends, and my private practice is difficult.
Being a married mother of two young girls and a part of the sandwich generation (having a living parent age 65 or older and raising a child under age 18) leads to late nights and little sleep at times to handle the administrative aspects of a business or to have a few moments to myself for self-care.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Get a mentor or business coach to help get you started. You don't have to figure it all out on your own.
- When you can... delegate, delegate, delegate! Whether that is by using assistance or an effective management information system.
- Find your reset button and push it often!
Where can people find you and your business?
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