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

Hi Nikki, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I always excelled in writing and literary courses, so that eventually led to editing essays for friends and classmates. Later, I received opportunities to work with a couple of blogs and magazines. At that point, I realized that my skills had value. Developing my writing and editing services into a business was just the natural progression of things. I began freelancing as Nikki Wrote It, and my experience with the business side of that led to an idea for a journal that would help make big goals feel less overwhelming. Entrepreneurship can sometimes be just as daunting as it is fruitful. In order to get to the fruit, we dreamers have to dispense a good bit of faith and courage. That’s why the first journal is called Dare 2 Do It: A Goal-Getting, Anti-Procrastination Journal. It is intentionally designed to help dreamers transition into doers. I created this journal because I needed it myself. I knew that if I could just birth the idea, it would benefit other dreamers, doers, and entrepreneurs as well.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The Nikki Wrote It brand keeps me pretty busy. It is the umbrella to everything that I do creatively, and through that, I’m always working to serve my community in some way. My freelance mission, for instance, is to help other entrepreneurs and creatives establish a standard of polished professional content that is consistent throughout each facet of their business. The concept seems to be dying because, these days, people don’t necessarily care that there are grammatical errors in your product description, they just want the product. Therefore, many small brands are careless in the quality of their company’s copy. I believe that ignoring these details may not affect short-term business, but it certainly creates a ceiling for your enterprise. I want to see my community break more ceilings, and attention to detail is one piece of that puzzle. So, I’m always busy creating new ways to tackle this and other industry issues, through Nikki Wrote It products and services.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Sure! I love going to the Atlanta Breakfast Club for peach cobbler french toast in the morning and Tom, Dick & Hank for some delicious barbecue and rooftop views at lunch. Those are great black-owned casual dining options. Pre-pandemic, I’d also have a few off-beat places to shout out because I love pop-up installations, festivals and cultural events so much, and Atlanta always has things like that happening in cool little neighborhoods around the city so I’d suggest keeping an eye out for the return of things like that.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First, I want to take a moment to recognize my parents, Curtis and Debbie, who are both entrepreneurs who have inspired, influenced, and informed my perspective on business ownership. My mom is a real estate broker and owner of Allu Realty in Stone Mountain. She has an amazing creative mind and often collaborates with me on ideas and projects. My dad is in the HVAC business, and also just a major wealth of wisdom in my life. I would also like to highlight Anita I. Hale, @anitahalerealestate on social media. She is a real estate renaissance woman and broker out of Atlanta. Her services include appraisals, property management and inspections. She also offers lots of free real estate industry tips through her YouTube platform online. Anita is incredibly smart, shrewd, and resourceful. I implore you all to check her out as well.

Website: www.nikkiwroteit.com
Instagram: @__missnikki2u
Twitter: @glownikkiglow
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