We had the good fortune of connecting with Elizabeth Peeple and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elizabeth, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was so that I could help Nonprofits build an infrastructure that would allow them to create stable and sustainable strategies for growth. Growing up as a participant and volunteer for local organizations, I saw first hand how important organizations were to the family unit, school system and community as a whole. By starting my business, I have helped form and develop many organizations and set them on a path to be a staple in the community they serve.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The name of my business is You Are L.I.F.E and my journey began in 2014 with only the thought of knowing, I wanted to help people, but how? There were so many different ways I could have gone, but ultimately deciding to join my passion with my skill set placed me on the path to helping nonprofits. Six years later, I am a full time business owner who is still learning the ropes as society is always changing. My journey was one of patience, learning and balancing. Like most people, I worked a full-time job for many years while building my business. In 2020, that all changed when I separated from my full time job. Although I wanted to be full time in my business, the worries set in as soon as it became reality. I found myself doubting if I could really do this. Like most, my job was my safety net and with being a single parent, a consistent flow of money is important. It was in this time that I really understood the meaning of having a strong support system and creating a team. Understanding support is key in any endeavor, I support each of my clients through their nonprofit journey. We brainstorm, we laugh, we tell stories, we strategize and we show the community we are serious & passionate about the services provided. Walking into 2021, I look back at my journey and understand how God built me up and prepared me for this very moment. The lesson I learned is one my mother always says “Preparation precedes the blessing”. I encourage every organization and business to make sure they are prepared for the tasks they want to do.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
They say it takes a village and they are right! My village starts with God for giving me the vision; my parents/family/friends for their endless support; my mentors; and most of all my clients for allowing me to take the journey with them.
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