Total loan: $2,500


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Milwaukee, WI, United States / Services

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Takeyla's story

I haven't always been interested in accounting (or being a business owner for that matter). I come from a small town in Arkansas and business ownership was never a topic of discussion. It was "silly" to dream of such and your only choice was to work in the local paper mill, chicken plant or be some type of service worker. Thus, I never thought owning a business was for me as I had never known a business owner nor was I encouraged to seek this out as a career. It wasn't until I began to work for a construction company in Waukesha that I was exposed to the inner workings of entrepreneurship and encouraged to consider owning my own business (all the owners' daughters had their own business and he was a great supporter of women entrepreneurs). From there, my love of entrepreneurship took off. I began to learn how to network, negotiate and be a stronger leader. I was excited to see where this new career choice would take me and it hasn't failed to amaze me yet. I am motivated by seeing small business owners take control of their business cash flow. I get excited when they get the concepts I am showing them. I don't just "do their books". I teach them so they can be savvier business owners. I dream that KMT Accounting Services, LLC will be a top regional accounting firm within 10 years. I will dedicate a part of my business to mentorship of young and female entrepreneurs (just as was done for me 17 years ago). I am excited to be able to give the same spirit passed to me and help cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs and pioneers.