Who is Nekisha Prince-Haynes?
I am a Virtual Assistant and business owner of Prestige Admin Services. I am a wife and mother of a handsome Prince. I hold a Diploma in Office Admin and Accounting, a Certificate in Upgrading Administrative Professional Secretaries and, in Accounting and Finance.
I love public speaking hence I am a member of ‘The Police Alliance Toastmasters Club’ and hold the accreditation of Competent Leader.
I am the third of four siblings and the only girl for my mother. I love cooking, traveling, reading, writing, graphic designing and meeting new and exciting persons.
Tell us a bit about your business endeavors.
I help small business owners and entrepreneurs. I help them because I realized that we all need help at some point in our lives and we cannot do it alone. I help them by providing personal assistant services, writing, proof reading, speaking, coaching, mentoring etc.
How did you decide which business to start?
While working for a company, work started to slow up, so I decided to start something on the side. After doing so I also volunteered to be an accountability partner for many persons who encouraged me to start doing mentoring as a paid job, since my services were well received with excellent results. I then included content creation, proof reading etc. After some time of dealing with some of my clients who took advantage of my services because I became too friendly with them, I decided to do a reflection on my business and it was then I realized that there were some things I need to do differently if I wanted my business to be successful. One week later I was browsing through my online groups and noticed I was not alone in this situation, so I thought to myself maybe I should write a book on this. Then one day my family friend visited me and I shared my idea with him and we both laughed it off but that night I thought about the idea all night, and the very next day I called everyone in my circle and told them I would like to write a book and they all encouraged me to do so.
What is your most memorable accomplishment to date?
My most exciting and memorable accomplishment to date is becoming a self-published author and having my book “Your Client is Not Your Friend” attained #1 New Release rank, in less than 24 hours. Also attaining #1 New Release rank three times in three weeks and reaching Best Seller ranks #3, #4 and #8 thus far on Amazon.
How did you make it amidst all of the challenges you’ve experienced?
For me perseverance is the key. So, when the storms of life arise I think about my ‘WHY’ and that keeps me going. For example ‘why did I get started with my business?’.
How do you remain focused?
I remain focused because I set my goals and I work hard to achieve them. Coupled with that, I found my passion and calling in life and I went wholeheartedly after it. When you love what you do, it becomes a hobby and not a job.
What is one common myth about entrepreneurship that you would like to clarify?
One common myth about entrepreneurship that I would like to clarify is “Launching a company quickly leads to wealth,”. That is not true because in order to have a successful company it requires lots of hard work and dedication. Sometimes it can take years for a company to become wealthy, it does not happen overnight. Also, in order to receive great returns you have to invest in your company.
What advice would you give a budding entrepreneur?
Do not mix business and pleasure.
Be sure all your relevant documents are in place and signed before working on any projects for clients.
It is not an easy road but with dedication and hard work you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Never limit your abilities.
Let the sky be the limit.
Opportunity comes along once, so grab it while you can.
Protect your business reputation always.
Always strive to give your best service to your clients.
Where can our readers connect with you online?
I can be contacted on all social handles under the name “your client is not your friend” or via telephone or whatsapp (246) 261-6377.