Managing one business is tough… Managing several business ventures can sometimes seem impossible.
Today’s guest on The LaKesha Womack Show is Cheresa Purnell, CEO of Purnell Enterprises. In my opinion, Cheresa defines what it means to be driven to succeed. Despite the obstacles that she has faced during the past year, Cheresa continued to push forward with her multiple business ideas by making some tough choices, learning some hard lessons and taking an innovative approach to building her brand.
Listen in to this show as Cheresa shares some of the lessons that she has learned along the way that hopefully you can avoid. You often hear business advice from consultants and those on the outside looking in, today you can hear from someone who is building her business from the ground up and sharing what is making her successful.
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With over ten years of facilitating, mentoring, and public speaking experience it is no surprise that Cheresa “Lady Reese” Purnell would further her passion through social media. At a young age, she began using her love of speaking to participate and perform at church and school functions which led to a list of accolades and awards throughout her youth.
In 2001, she began working for the Family Centered Educational Agency as a part-time Outreach Specialist for the Demoiselle 2 Femme program. This allowed her to develop her skills as a facilitator and mentor. By 2006, she became the Senior Outreach Specialist and Lead Facilitator for Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP. One year later she branched out and founded The Elect Ladies which is a network for young women that offers a variety of events to stimulate personal and spiritual growth. Shortly thereafter, she also began her writing/blogging career as Lady Reese Speaks.
Not only has she enjoyed public speaking but she has always had a love for accessorizing as well. After months of hearing, “Oh my God, where did you get that from,” she decided to venture out and offer friends and family the opportunity to purchase jewelry similar to what she wore. Of course the response was so overwhelming that she launched Live Life Fashionably (LLF) Jewelry Co. in July of 2010.
As her love for social media continue to grow, she found a way to turn something she enjoyed into a business that assists others who don’t have the same passion but need the benefits. In 2011, she signed her first contract as the Social Media Coordinator for Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP. In an effort to streamline her businesses, Cheresa launched Purnell Enterprises in January of 2012. Purnell Enterprises provides the latest news, products and services in social media, fashion and the community.
Cheresa says this is just the beginning for her. Her goal is to use her journey to inspire others to pursue their purpose. She says that she has always been passionate about speaking about the things that she believes in and one day hops to speak to the masses through her own talk show as well as several published books. She wants to continue to empower as many lives as she can through facilitating, motivational speaking, poetry and writing.