We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley McCoy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashley, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
After spending over 20 years in business with the last five focusing on managing the relationships of businesses with 1-10 million in annual sales revenues I wanted to address the disparities among minority business owners and provide feasible business & marketing solutions for individuals to start, develop and grow their businesses from this The Brand New You A Comprehensive Business Resource Company was born. In 2020 I decided to take things a step further to help the most underserved individuals and disenfranchised individuals to become successful entrepreneurs and better leaders which became the foundation for The Brand New You Entrepreneur & Leadership Academy. Inc. The goal of The Brand New You A Comprehensive Business Resource COmpany is to ensure every small business has the opportunity to start their business off right in a financially feasible manner and The Brand New You Entrepreneur & Leadership Academy, Inc. will work to foster a stronger presence of entrepreneurship in urban communities with a foundation in leadership to strengthen communities one entrepreneur and one leader at a time.
What should our readers know about your business?
My business is a comprehensive business & marketing firm catered to addressing the needs of small business owners. What sets us apart is that we provide both comprehensive business and marketing solutions for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Our business & marketing solutions include services such as business formation, bookkeeping, tax preparation, business plans, marketing research, grant writing services, and business courses to name a few. Our company allows clients to create product and service bundles that will meet all stages of their business.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spot in the city is the Beltline. I always start my beltline walk the Old Fourth Ward Skate park where families are picnicking, live music of some sort is going on and friends are enjoying a game of volleyball. We would likely make our way to Ponce City Market to check out the cool food options and snacks and grab a bite to eat at Bar Vegan ATLbefore heading down the beltline to Piedmont Park. There is nothing more relaxing and refreshing than a nice day in Piedmont Park where you can people watch and just enjoy because there is always something going on.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My why my inspiration and accountability partner is my son Tabius Hadar McCoy. Tabius is an avid baseball player and a Business Finance student at The Georgia Institute of Technology. At the young age of 18, Tabius has a passion for business, community, and finance and helps to lead The Brand New You Entrepreneur & Leadership Academy, Inc.
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