We had the good fortune of connecting with Keisha Walker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Keisha, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I knew a long time ago that a 9-5 just wasn’t for me. In my past me and my husband tried couple different businesses but none of them ever stuck. When covid came and I saw how the company I worked for treated their employees and at that time I had had enough. In my mind I knew I had to start something that could produce some money.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Imagine having 6 kids 5 in the household and a disabled husband with nowhere to stay. My life has been full of ups and downs. What set us aside from everyone else is that we are living proof that you can come from absolutely nothing and build everything. We understand what if feels like to put your all in a business and pray on a return that can possibly bring you out the hole. Our life has never been easy, but we made the best of what we had and some of those days were the best.

We have had so many doubters and so many people who looked down on us because we had nothing. It was depressing for the both of us.

I gravitated towards the trucking industry by doing invoices for my sister. She had just started her company and was doing amazing. While drafting her paper work I noticed how much money she was making and most importantly how much the truck was making. I knew then that this is the business that I needed to be in. My sister trained me on how to dispatch and I started my own company.

Becoming a dispatcher was a game changer for my family! We had never been in a situation where we could afford to take vacations or just take our kids places really without it being tax time.

Shortly after I started the dispatch company I started our trucking company which just put the icing on the cake for us. We have been in business for over a year and I must say its doing great.

I have learned life lessons.

1. Your sucess starts with you, you have to change your mindset in order to move forward.

2. Just because you have a past, it does not have to be your future.

3. You never know what you can do until you try

4. Never give up on your self

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would defiantly go to Restaurant 10 on Northside drive for a lunch We would have to go to a puff and smoke hookah event
would also take them to Stefans Food Truck
She would have to get her hair from Etho Teress

I don’t really go out….lol

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My sister Kiayanna Foster was the person who introduced to into the trucking industry. I will forever be grateful for her and that training she gave me.

My husband for always pushing and believing in me when I didn’t really myself.

I took Tawanna Randall mentorship and she taught me even more. She is one of the best to ever do it.

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