We are thrilled to be connecting with Nakisha Adams again. Nakisha is a Nonprofit Consultant and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Nakisha below.
Hi Nakisha, thank you so much for sitting down with us again. For folks who might have missed our initial interview, can you start by briefly introducing yourself?
My name is Nakisha Adams. I am the founder and CEO of Skribble inc., a nonprofit consulting company. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Founded Skribble two years ago, after leaving Corporate America. The decision was based on a need that individuals had to have someone who looked like them assisting them with grant writing. Skribble inc. provides grant writing, board development. and strategic planning services. The goal is to meet nonprofits where they are and assist them in achieving what they can become.
What is the hardest part of being an entrepreneur?
The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is the misconception that you have have no set schedule and come and go as you please. While there may be days that I can finish work by noon, there are many more days, that I may not finish work until the early hours of the next morning. When you are an entrepreneur, there is no set start and stop time.
The best piece of advice you would give to another individual transitioning into entrepreneurship?
The best advice I would give is to utilize your network. My degrees helped me in the Corporate world, but networking opened doors for me in entrepreneurship.
What keeps you motivated?
I remind myself of the why. Why am I doing this? I know that I am providing services that are unique. Individuals trust me to assist their organizations. I started something with the belief that this was bigger than me. There are individuals counting on me and I am counting on myself.
How did year two compare to year one?
Year two was different for two reasons. Reason number one, year two happened during the pandemic. No one could have imagined that in 2020 the world would have shut down. Running a business or attempting to run a business during that time was unlike anything I could have imagined. There were so many uncertainties for myself, being a new business owner.
Reason number two, although year two happened during a pandemic it caused organizations to re-think their way of doing things. Skribble inc had the opportunity to work with so many nonprofits on strategic planning and grant writing. This made year two more successful than year one.
Thank you so much again for sharing all of this with us. Before we go, can you share with our readers how they can connect with you, learn more or show support?
Facebook: Skribble Inc.
- Website: www.skribbleinc.com
- Facebook: Skribble Inc.
- Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/nakisha-adams-mba-31388471
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