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

Hi LaQuienta, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Over the last year we have seen entrepreneurship spike tremendously especially in the African American communities. However, statistically 90% of small businesses fail due to a lack of organization, communication and accountability within the company. As a consultant, and prior business owner, I recognize and understand these struggles. I am there to help take businesses to the next level so that they don’t just stay stagnant or quit due to the pressure. I feel that small business owners are a lot of times at a disadvantage because they don’t know how to gain access to the resources that can make their business successful.

What should our readers know about your business?
Starting my business was pretty simple but the rejection and failed attempts was hard to accept. Consulting is a sales and goal oriented career and you have to be okay with being told “No” “Not right now” “I’ve decided to use a different service” or clients/future clients just going ghost with no explanation. But knowing that what you have to offer is a needed service and that the client will leave their consult better than they came is what keeps me going.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Houston so definitely the Turkey Leg Hut, Lucilles, Timmy Chan’s, and a plethora of brunch spots!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The CEO of @godgirlgoals

We are actually college friends but she has been my prayer warrior for a long time. And I truly appreciate her for all of her business advice and listening ears.

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