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

Hi Moyanda, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I grew up in a single-parent home where a strong-female immigrant was the sole provider. While in college I knew I did not want to go the traditional route of graduating and working a 9 to 5 like the rest of my peers. I even tried out the 9 to 5 life and confirmed that it truly was not for me. There are needs throughout my community that the enterprise I have started addresses and continues to highlight. Speedy Service Co. is focused on providing minority-owned small businesses with the resources and knowledge they need to be successful. People often do not talk about the overwhelming impact that minority-owned small businesses have on urban communities. Local governments aren’t usually enthusiastic about being transparent with small business owners when it comes to all of the requirements and resources they need to remain a part of their communities. With all of this being said, I have found that it is my calling to continue to bridge the gap between the overlooked and the overlookers.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Speedy Service & Co. was started on the basis of helping small business owners and students alike to use their full potential and take advantage of the resources they don’t know exist. I noticed a need in minority communities, more specifically minority-owned businesses. They were unaware of the various funding options available to them which forced many to close their businesses or exhaust their personal finances in order to keep their businesses afloat. Other small businesses were the victims of not knowing how to properly set up a business to be guaranteed funding and other free resources. I grew very passionate about providing services to small business owners to ensure that they are in business for the long run.

I started Speedy Services in college as a platform to help students with academic assignments and tutoring but shortly after graduating realized that there was a greater need for my services. The entrepreneurship journey is not easy because there are days when I have to ask myself if the route I have chosen will truly benefit the most amount of people but then I am reminded that there are hundreds of people that are unaware of the resources that are available to them and there very little companies dedicated to helping them.

As an entrepreneur, every day I am faced with overcoming challenges but I am grateful for them because they give me insight on helping others who may face similar challenges.

Aside from my small business, I was fortunate enough to start a nonprofit based in New Jersey with the purpose of helping women in urban communities that do not have access to necessary resources like warm clothes, coats, produce, toiletries and so much more. Every year Sister Helping Sister Non-profit hosts several events with the intent of giving back to our local community.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
While most people often highlight one specific person as their role model … my life and my passions have been motivated by my past. Everything I have seen and experienced growing up has fueled my ambition and desire to showcase my potential. Along my journey, there have been several influential people that have shared encouraging words to keep me on the right path. Above all, my faith keeps me grounded in knowing that everything I do is for a greater purpose.

Website: speedyserviceco.square.site

Instagram: @therealyandaa

Twitter: @speedyserviceco

Facebook: Moyanda Pierre

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