"You've got to use what you've got to get what you need"

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Felisha McCaskill /Executive Director/ Far Above Rubies

hey, y'all!

My name is Shennice and I 'm here to help you live more abundantly by using what you've got to get what you need.  I know what it like to desire more from life yet you don't feel like you know how to navigate it all.  It may be going back to school; starting a new career or like me opening up your dream business.  

 

When I opened my first business, I had $50, faith and a dream.  I couldn't find anyone to guide me through the "how to start a business" process based on my life, my gifts and my faith. I respected the traditional way to entrepreneurship, yet that just wasn't gonna work for me.  I had my own unique set of circumstances. I was newly divorced, raising a teen daughter, dealing with an ailing parent and boomeranging  back to my home state to live after being laid off from Corporate America.  The traditional path to entrepreneurship suggested I should have gone to business school, saved up 6 months' salary and get investors.  In my heart, I knew I was at a crossroads and there was no better time than the present to live out my dream. 

I can't lie.  In the beginning it was hard but quitting due a lack of resources was not an option. I had to become resourceful. I decided to dig in and bootstrap my way to success.  I attended free and low-cost business classes; networked with leaders, and read tons of books to increase my business skills. I even learned digital skills from YouTube and Google.  Of course I used good ole' trial and error to grow my business from a 400 sq ft pick up location to a successful 1500 sq ft, fully functioning bakery and dessert catering company in just 1 year.  

 

After a few years, the brick and mortar bakery began to struggle.  I began to burnout out. My family was suffering and I had to make a change.  My online catering company was thriving so I made the hard decision to close the brick and mortar and move operation entirely online.  Yes! A bakery totally online. That was the best decision of my life.  I was able to spend more time with my growing family while continuing to grow my business.  Since I was able to focus more, I gained more clients such as Beyonce On The Run II Tour, Championship USC Women's Basketball Team, USA Olympic Women's Basketball team, Google, and Championship USC Baseball team. 

Now, as a reformed baker and full-time coach,  I work hard to help women just like me open their dream business and live more abundantly.  My firm, Smart Cookie Coaching helps entrepreneurs start and grow their business by faith while raising a family, starting life again after an obstacle, reinventing themselves and striving for a more abundant life.  I share my success tools for life and business to help you integrate your faith, business and family into a grace filled life. 

 

My prayer is that you gain clarity of your purpose, be empowered to use your faith as fuel in your journey, and build the business of your dreams. 

Enough about me. Tell me about bit about you.  How can I help?

 

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"I can't thank Shennice enough for helping open my salon.  I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 18 years and this was my first time striking out on my own without partners.  She helped me see the big picture.  She kept me on track, on time and on budget.   Now, I am a salon owner and I love it! "​

Belinda Harmon (Single Mother of 2) / Owner / Styles Confidential Hair Salon

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