Introduce yourself to our readers:
My name is Tiffany Smith and I am the owner of Dream Team Consulting LLC. Dream Team Consulting LLC is a company made up of individuals with different backgrounds and areas of expertise that came together for the purpose of sharing our knowledge with people who are interested in pursing their dreams. Whether you dream of owning your own business or just getting your personal finances in order, we offer services that can help.
What inspired you to start your business?
I was inspired to start this business after leaving one of the largest financial institutions in the world. I worked as a financial adviser for AIG and when they closed their offices in Michigan I decided to go into business for myself. I had no experience running a business and I didn't really know anyone who owned a business before so, it took a lot of trail and error. I figured it had to be a lot of other people out there struggling to establish their own business or pursue their financial goals and it would be great to have a place they could go that offered multiple resources under one roof.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
I would advice them to go for it! Knowledge is the key to achieving anything! It doesn't take a fancy degree or a rich family background to live the life you want. Whatever you want to do in life you have to be willing to work for it and keep working at it. Owning a business is far harder than working for someone else but the rewards are worth it. I advise them to develop thick skin as well because there will be a lot of failures on the path to success.
What professional challenge have you overcome?
The professional challenge I faced was being a young African American woman working in the financial industry. For centuries older white males have dominated this industry and it was hard to be taken seriously. I over came this challenge by educating myself and learning as much as I could to perfect my craft. Minorities get a lot of second hand information and are usually last on the list to learn about available resources. I made it my mission to educate other women and minorities on how to even the financial playing field.
What is next for you and your brand?
In 2017, we are expanding our services to include credit repair. Credit is so important in this country and having good credit can be a gateway to turning so many different dreams into reality. We not only plan to repair credit but to educate our clients on how to build credit and how to set their children up with a strong financial foundation.
Readers can connect with me through our Facebook fan page, my Instagram page @dream_team_consulting_llc or by visiting my website: www.dreamteamconsultingllc.net