Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis S. Credle.
Alexis, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
After viewing Sanaa Lathan play the lead role as an accountant in 2006 film “Something New”, I started my journey to make partner. I earned a BS in Accounting and BSBA in Finance. After five years in the industry, I took a leap of faith and officially became a corporate America dropout to pursue my own ventures. My journey to partner turned into owning my own accounting firm, Millennial Care Financial Group. We are accountants and business advisors assisting our clients through business consulting. When you pray, expect God to do exceedingly more than what you ask for. In the same year, I was a new business owner, CPA candidate and MBA Candidate relocating to London, United Kingdom. My dream of living aboard finally came true and I took full advantage of the city, opportunities to travel and taking MCFG international. I was chosen as Oracle’s “Future Leader of Finance”, selected to participate in MENA’s FinTech Abu Dhabi and given the opportunity to work with Magic Johnson Enterprises in Beverly Hills, CA. My mission has always been to fulfill my purpose, give my best and inspire others during my journey. In 2017, I founded Alexis S. Credle Scholarship Foundation providing scholarships for North Carolina High School Seniors pursuing higher education. We currently have students at the University of South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Meredith College, East Carolina University, the University of Kentucky and we will add three more recipients in 2020.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
One major struggle for me was leaving my comfort zone. Although I created a clear plan to get to where I wanted to be, not have a security blanket was still my fear. There’s a saying, “Do it scared” I would constantly remind myself to keep going.
Another struggle I had was trusting and betting on myself. I was so nervous to put myself out there. You are your brand. I realized customers can always get the same product or service you offer elsewhere but they do business with you because they like you. Within the first couple weeks of running MCFG, I noticed people liked me and trusted my knowledge. I lacked confidence when I first started MCFG but running this business has actually given me the confidence I needed to be in the rooms I am invited into now.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Millennial Care Financial Group story. Tell us more about the business.
Millennial Care Financial Group offers three services:
1. Business Development for new business owners and assisting seasoned business owners on scaling their business.
2. Providing Business and Personal Tax Preparation.
3. Financial Literacy for our clients to flourish.
All of these services respectably work together. The business owner need basic financial literacy to run a profitable business and all business owners (corp, s-corp, llc, partnership) and individuals have to file taxes each year, so it is best to know the tax laws and how they benefit or affect you.
I am most proud my company was in the green (profitable) after only three months of running and knowing we are impacting businesses and changing lives by improving financial health for all.
The key that sets us apart is we believe in education first. We want to make sure our clients are being educated during their journey with us. We want our clients to learn and pass down the knowledge to the next person, the next generation.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I do not believe in luck, I believe in God’s grace. When I share my beginning with others, they question how was able to cope and be this sound after experiencing something so traumatic. God is always my reason.
I was born into a domestic violence environment and unfortunately, it resulted to my mother being shot and my father serving a 20 year prison sentence. Through God’s grace, my mother is a survivor and although my father now suffers with a mental illness, I recently had an opportunity to share a beautiful moment with him. Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we respond to it. I put in the work to become who people see today and I believe God has blessed me for doing so. God will never do the work we can do for ourselves; we have to participate in changing our lives. Keeping God first is the foundation of my life and business, while displaying the love of Christ.
- Website: alexiscredle.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexiscredle/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/millennialcarefinancial/
- Other: https://www.facebook.com/Alexis-S-Credle-Scholarship-Foundation-140614019346161/