We had the good fortune of connecting with Akesha Quashie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Akesha, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I relocated from Boston to Georgia back in 2016. During Covid while most cities were closed, a lot of my friends were reaching out wanting know where to go when visiting Atlanta. The calls got so overwhelming that I decided to start a personal itinerary business.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What’s cool about my business is that I get to connect with people and ensuring that they have a good time while visiting the city. Atlanta has so much to offer and there’s too many things to do whether you’re single, married, have a family or you’re visiting with your friends. While things are getting back to normal more people are looking for a getaway, and I love connecting people to that place or places.
The challenges I endured while building my business was ensuring that my clients are safe. My business was built during the pandemic so health and safety would always be my main concern. I take pride in never sending a client some place I have never been.
My motto is, “An elite experience your way!” I take pride in getting to know my customer so that they can have the best time while visiting our city.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend had a family I would point them in the direction of centennial park. Where you are in walking distance to The Largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, The Children’s Museum, or even the SkyView Ferris wheel.
If my BFF was single and wanted to enjoy a night on the town. We can meet up at Pasha for the chic ambiance grab a hookah, listen to great music, with an order of their tasty lamb chops.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to Shout out Ray Daniels for advising me in taking a leap of faith.