We had the good fortune of connecting with Yekeiseaya Fugerson-Lowe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Yekeiseaya, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was dictated by 3 things. I want to build generational wealth for my children and my descendants. I want to leave an inheritance for my children. And I want to start a ministry at my church that helps provide cars, appliances, car down payment assistance, rental deposit/ rental assistance, utility assistance, down payment assistance for those looking to purchase a home and mortgage assistance. I remember a time when we needed a car or our utilities paid and there weren’t any places for us to turn to for assistance, therefore, I want to provide the assistance that my family never received to other families going through the same thing we went through.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is set apart from other businesses because we are dedicated to leaving a positive impacting experience on all those we encounter. It is implied in the name Impactive Experiences LLC. I am most proud that I am a second-generation business owner. My grandfather on my mother’s side was a business owner, he owned 3 gas stations back in the mid-’60s to late ’70s. It was not easy getting where I am today. I put in a lot of hours and I made some sacrifices to get where I am today. I overcame the challenges I faced by praying and believing and pushing on despite what things looked like at the time. I have learned that time is precious, therefore, I do my best to not waste anyone else’s time. And I don’t let people waste my time. Time is something you can never get back. I also have learned that a “no” is not always definite. All you have to do is find the decision-maker and have a talk with them. What I want the world to know or learn from my story is.. Pray and believe that it is already done. Hard work does pay off; have patience.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love all that is Atlanta. It is rough around the edges, but I believe those rough edges keep us humble. Day 1: Georgia Aquarium, and get a bite to eat at Metro Diner Cafe. Day 2: Eat at Cafe’ Intermezzo, go to The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, afterward, we would go to the High Museum. Day 3: Take a carriage ride around Atlanta to see the city a bit more, eat at the Hard Rock Cafe, then take a walk through Centennial Olympic Park. Day 4: Top Golf for a golf lesson, Atlantic Station and enjoy all it has to offer. Day 5: Explore Ponce City Market, Skyline Park, and Skyline restaurant. Day 6: Atlanta Zoo, Porche Experience, then eat at Nana’s Chicken and Waffles in Conyers. In my view, these are some of the places I have gone to or wanted to try. There are so many things to do in my city and more stuff pops up every day.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Honestly, there are so many people that have helped me on my journey thus far. Besides the Lord and my husband, William Lowe, I would love to give a shout out my Living Faith Tabernacle Church family which is lead by our Senior Pastor Jeremy Tuck. I am a member of the praise team and choir at Living Faith. I have a vast amount of mentors to go to if I ever need any help, advice, or assistance of any kind.
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