Turning a hobby into a business with Akilah C. Thompson, of ACT Inspires, Inc.
Akilah C. Thompson, of ACT Inspires, Inc. which is her trademark company where she empowers & inspires others to be Ambitious Courageous & Talented as a motivational speaker and fitness inspirator joins Enterprise Radio to talk about turning your hobby into a business.
- Why are you an advocate for turning a hobby into a business and think it is a good idea?
- How would you suggest one go about turning a hobby into a business?
- Many people have hobbies while working a 9-5, how do you suggest one plan to leave that 9-5 to become their own boss?
- What do you think are the key components of being successful as an entrepreneur?
- Is social media vital to businesses today? How do you think it can be used to propel your business?
Akilah C. Thompson holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Economics from North Carolina A&T State University. During her undergraduate career, she served as the President of the Zeta Sigma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity, the Aggie Economics Association and Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the top Business student of her graduating class. After college, she worked as an Entertainment Accountant. She is an IRS Enrolled Agent and spent 6 years in corporate America, finishing her corporate career as a Tax Manager at Deloitte Tax LLP in the Private Client Advisors Group. She was active in diversity training and served on the Deloitte NABA New York Executive Planning Team. She was frequently a guest speaker at internal and external functions such as programs for the Harlem YMCA and School to Work Day. Then in 2011, she launched her own firm, ACT Advisors Group where she provides accounting, consulting, and tax services for small businesses and non-profits.
About ACT Inspires Inc.
ACT Inspires Inc. is the trademark company for Akilah C. Thompson aka “ACT” where her objective is to inspire and empower others to be Ambitious, Courageous & Talented through her many gifts. She is a motivational speaker, actor, fitness inspirator, model, singer and writer. As depicted by the logo, she wants to inspire you through every word she says and “ACT”ion she makes to “ACT” on your dreams and become your absolute best in every area of your life. For more information, please visit ActInspires.com.
About Generations Inspired, Inc.
Akilah is also the Founder & President of Generations Inspired, Inc., which is a non-profit organization, aimed at providing personal and professional development programs for youth and collegiate students. Generations Inspired will launch its first program, I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y in July 2013. I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y is a 6- week program designed to empower and inspire young girls and women by fostering self-love, personal & professional development, career exploration, health awareness, goal setting and pursuit of life purpose. For more information, please visit GenerationsInspired.org.