Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Young.
Jasmine graduated as the salutatorian of the Clarke County High School Class of 2009. Contrary to popular belief that all millionaires and those society deem successful obtained their success after surviving a childhood stricken with adversity and poverty, that is not Jasmine’s story. In fact, Jasmine came from a home where her parents taught her by example that financial literacy is the key to living a financially healthy and free life. Her parents worked hard, consistently strived to learn as much as they could about the things they didn’t know related to financial literacy, and held each other accountable for the household’s finances and their spending habits. As a result, it appeared to many of her classmates, some of which stated that Jasmine was being “fed with a silver spoon.” However, Jasmine realized this perception only existed because many around her were experiencing a life of adversity and poverty, and it was their experience that birthed the perception that anyone who did not appear to be experiencing life as they were were, in fact, being “fed with a silver spoon.”
Although initially infuriated by the perception, Jasmine chose to use it as her motivation to feed her community and all those she encounters with this same silver spoon – the silver spoon of hard work, education, and accountability that she was fed by her parents. Jasmine used what was meant to be a negative connotation to fuel her desire to become an accountant. That desire manifested into Southern Tax Preparation & Services. Now, many years after high school, Jasmine continues to pursue a career that aligns with her passion allowing her to fulfill her calling to spread financial literacy around the globe.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road. Although my clientele is well-established and pretty stable now, growing my clientele took years. In addition, our culture are verbal supporters. I often run into people who are so “excited and happy for me and what I do” and so “supportive” that they negate to purchase a product or service. The lip service amongst my community is real. In addition, many people love to tall about the importance of financial literacy, but when it comes to making decisions that require people to actually put in place education and habits that facilitate financial literacy, people aren’t as excited to actually do the work
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Southern Tax Preparation & Services – what should we know?
Southern Tax Preparation & Services is a Better Business Bureau A+ rated premier accounting firm. Although centrally located in Atlanta, GA, Unlike any other accounting firm in the world, Southern Tax prides itself on being a field-service-based company that has the ability to meet clients where they are no matter the location. In a time where almost everything requires the use of technology, geographic and accessibility constraints are a thing of the past. With our secure database, Southern Tax can render service to you no matter where you are. Just like family, no matter where you are, Southern Tax is there, too.
While income tax preparation is our flagship service, Southern Tax specializes in bookkeeping, financial consulting, credit counseling, estate planning, financial education and much more. Each service we provide is systematically designed to enable clients to become financially savvy and to empower small businesses to excel in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business. The company’s roster has included the likes of Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority, Inc. the Tara Thomas Agency, and No Cap in addition to small businesses, non-profit organizations, S-corporations, and entrepreneurs in the medical, media, entertainment, gift customization, and coaching and speaking industries.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Perseverance is most important to my success, and to any entrepreneur’s success for that matter. Entrepreneurship isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. There are times where you don’t know where your next money-making idea will come from or if it will make the money your projected, but the key is to keep going no matter what.
- Income Tax Preparation starting as lowing as $125/return
- Credit Counseling starts at $189/person
- Bookkeeping starting as low as $300/month
- payroll starting as low as $215/month
- estate planning starting at $500/estate
- Address: 100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30354
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Christopher J. Yancy