Eukeethia Barnes is a serial entrepreneur, an author, and a leader who is passionate in helping others achieve their own financial freedom and for them to build better lives. She is the woman behind Fresh Start – a chain of entities offering aspiring entrepreneurs the tools needed to build, upscale, and expand their businesses. With the right mix of passion, knowledge, and courage, she believes everyone can create sustainable businesses that improve the quality of life for many.
Eukeethia has been around the finance industry for over a decade. She leveraged her knowledge and experience in Corporate America to build Fresh Start Business in 2016. Capitalizing on every growth opportunity, she managed to expand her business into three successful subsidiaries: Fresh Start Business Service, Fresh Start Business and Software Solutions, Fresh Start Transport and Logistics, & More in the Works. With a burning desire to reach further heights in her career, Eukeethia proudly walks the road of continuous improvement while learning and enlightening others every step of the way. We had an opportunity to catch up with this mogul in the making.
What is your definition of Influence?
For me, influence is one’s ability to affect someone in a positive way. When you inspire others, you are influencing them towards success. Working as a coach for a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs, my experience in the financial business are important aspects that I can share with them and impact them to successfully manage their own companies.
How have you used your influence to enhance the lives of others?
My clients have been very grateful with how we have helped them and their businesses towards business/financial success. For 13 years, I have invested not just in the financial market but for myself. I have studied and ventured to different learning opportunities which made me competent and reliable thereby making it easier for me to influence others. My experiences and wisdom that I have gained throughout my career life truly made me a viable mentor and coach for my clients which contributed to their own successes.
How do you keep going when you want to give up? Or, have you ever experienced this before?
I am a woman of experience—not all are good things honestly. I have risen from the depths of depression and anxiety which made me stronger. My family has been my number one source of hope. They have truly kept me motivated and inspired in helping others. Another source of hope are my clients, current and future. My entire existence is derived around serving others and giving back. This is the main business purpose of Fresh Start. And these are the reasons why I don’t give up because there are more reasons to move forward.
What are you currently working on for this next quarter in 2021?
I’m continuously focusing on improving Fresh Start’s repertoire of services. Ensuring that we are up to date to keep our competitive advantage in the market. Strengthening our offerings related to Business Credit, Business Coaching, Fresh Start Academy, and our Affiliate Programs to name a few.
I am also excited as I am currently building my brand: I am Eukeethia B. I wanted to transcend my goals and purpose not just for my clients, but also for other people who are simply looking for a source of inspiration in these trying times. Within the I am Eukeethia B. website, I will compile all interviews, blogs, and community involvements that I am working on for you to have a look at. Watch out for it!
What is the mantra that you live by?
You are going to hear “No” numerous times but do not ever give up! Quitting is not an option! Go harder each day!
What is it Eukeethia that you know for sure?
That listening really helps! For someone who has been in the industry for several years already, I know that it really pays to be a sponge and soak it all up! We learn from the experiences of others. It is our role to identify which experiences we are going to apply to ourselves. From these experiences, we can gain great life lessons, identify what we should not do, and give us an overall outlook on things.
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