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Meet Nikki Roberson of Plan & Prosper in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nikki Roberson.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Nikki. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Before I began on the journey of entrepreneurship, I was homeless. I lived in my car and worked a 9-5 job for a while. I didn’t know much about running a business when I first started. I just knew that I was tired of being broke.

Despite being acknowledged as the top salesperson at my job, my efforts weren’t matching my paychecks. I began to realize that simply punching in and out each day and overextending myself to make someone else rich was not God’s plan for my life.

I was afraid to quit my 9-5 job. I had the idea to start a cleaning company, but it was hard to believe in a dream that hadn’t come to past. Initially I was discouraged and afraid but I knew that I couldn’t give up.

The final straw was when I worked eighty hours in a two-week period and received a check from my employer for a measly $500. After this, I knew that it was time to finally walk in my purpose. I knew that I would have to have faith to launch my business. I viscerally recall God telling me, “Nikki, it’s time.” I walked to the company’s break room to clock in, but I found myself instantly walking out of the break room, listening to God’s voice. After I went through the initial feelings of fear and potential failure, I convinced myself that I was already homeless and had hit rock-bottom; therefore, the only place to go was up. I knew that with God, I could make the impossible possible. I quit my 9 to 5 job THAT DAY! On my way out of the door my boss looked at me and said to me that if I quit my job I wouldn’t be able to return. I didn’t plan to.

I convinced myself that things would be better and it did get better. Initially it was hard. I would pray over a list of business goals that I wrote on a piece of paper every night. When I closed my eyes to pray I would imagine a better life for myself. I would envision myself traveling to all of the beautiful countries that I have since visited.

Within my first month in business, I made almost 90k running my cleaning company. I was in disbelief. My only regret was not launching my business sooner. That was almost a decade ago. Since then, I’ve started several successful businesses, and my success has allowed me to become a business coach. I travel the world and teach others how to start their businesses and build generational wealth. At last, I’m living and walking in my purpose. I haven’t worked a 9-5 job in almost a decade .

Has it been a smooth road?
Well, financially, it was very smooth; I became successful quickly. However, when I launched my first business, I was highly inexperienced and it was overwhelming. I had thousands of clients during my first year, and I was running the entire company by myself for the most part. I was really stressed out and it was hard to find balance . I battled with anxiety my first few years as an entrepreneur. I’ve experienced a lot of challenges but God helped me through them all.

My advice to entrepreneurs is to ensure that they are ready financially, mentally, and spiritually for what success carries. All three areas are important to ensure one has the capacity to withstand the meteoric rise success can bring.

Please tell us about your business.
I own several companies. I’m a serial entrepreneur.

I run a CBD business, a home services business, I teach courses online, and more. I specialize in helping entrepreneurs start or scale their businesses. We currently have online courses that teach others how to turn their passion into a paycheck, build their cleaning and handyman businesses, start a virtual assistant company from home, and more.

I’ve helped entrepreneurs generate millions of dollars, provide better lives for their families, and live in their purpose. Earning multiple streams of income has allowed me to help people within my community. I’m proud of that.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love Atlanta! I love the entrepreneurship vibe in this City. The notion of being around so many young creatives, like me, gives me the energy and daily inspiration that I need to keep going. On the other hand, I despise our traffic congestion.

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