Today we’d like to introduce you to Tina White.
Hi Tina, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I was blessed to learn from the BEST! My parents! My father, Larry Davis, was in leadership and very business-minded. As a child, I would lay in his office and listen to all of his hopes and dreams. He was not only a visionary, but a doer! My mom, Delorse Davis, was an entrepreneur as well. I’ve carried that same skillset with me.
I was laid off in 2012. I worked a 9 to 5, but always knew I wanted to become an entrepreneur. Again, I was laid off on Monday and became the CEO/Owner of my first business in Homecare – Quality Assurance Homecare Services within 72 hours! The business was doing great, so I decided I didn’t want to lease office space. I purchase a strip mall!! It had a total of five spaces. I decided to utilize every space for my own business. In doing so, I created Quality Assurance Home Health, Quality Assurance Supportive Services (5013c), B’Relevant Styles Salon (7 stations), and QA Studio Fix (six stations).
Most of my businesses are self-explanatory, however, QA Studio fix has a spa-like feel, specializing in Eyelash Extensions, Brow Shaping and Tinting, Makeup, and more! Also, QA Supportive Services is my nonprofit agency that assists the elderly and disabled with food, medication, preventative health education, and more.
I currently partner with my best friend, Lynn Taylor as a Real Estate investor, our company is called Linna & Co. We currently have four properties. Three of the properties are used as transitional housing. We rent out the rooms and assist clients with daily living skills. Occasionally, we will offer a room to a homeless person, provided that they take steps to work on not being homeless (job, mental health, etc.). It’s very rewarding and what keeps me grounded.
Lastly, I own the historical property next to my strip mall. This is my newest and biggest adventure yet! This will be a Winery and event space called… The House of QA!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint, it takes hard work, endurance, consistency, and FAITH/COURAGE.
Sometimes, your finances won’t be consistent due to business decline or the current pandemic. You have to remain calm, and really utilize the gifts and talents that brought you this far in the first place. Research how to be better. In today’s society, the internet has a plethora of helpful information and it’s just a fingertip away.
Always, turn your lemons into lemonade! Meaning ALWAYS remains hopeful… that alone will take you far in trying times.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about?
1. Quality Assurance Homecare Services- Providing personal care services within the home to the elderly and disabled.
2. Quality Assurance Supportive Services (Non-profit) – Assisting the elderly and disabled with food, utility assistance, medication assistance, and more.
3. B’Relevant Styles Salon -(seven stations) Servicing all hair care needs.
4. QA Studio Fix – (six stations) Provides eyelash extensions, brow enhancements, and make-up.
5. Linna & Co. – Real Estate Investment Company
6. The House of QA – Winery and event space
What sets me apart from others is that I’m willing to take chances. Purchasing a strip mall and not renting out the spaces, instead of putting my various businesses in each space was risk-taking, but very rewarding and successful.
What does success mean to you?
Having the courage and determination to try! The outcomes may be different, but you still win when you try.
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