Business Highlight: Crystal Mitchell of Mitchell Business Solutions
In November, LASK turns 11! This is our last business highlight in honor of our 10th anniversary and it only felt right to put the spotlight on Crystal Mitchell of Mitchell Business Solutions. Crystal is one of the hardest-working women I know for her business and her community. Her business offers bookkeeping services, business coaching, and public speaking and workshops. For her community, she hosts a yearly BIZ Institute for kids, produces a weekly YouTube Show The Business Zone with Crystal & Gilbert, and is the co-director of Recycling Black Dollars. I am exhausted thinking about it all.
Crystal has been vital in developing me as a leader and business owner as well as guiding me over the years on my business growth. I met Crystal when I signed up for her Quickbook class 9 years ago, and by the end of the course, I hired her to help me with my accounting. I have a fear of paperwork, it’s my nemesis. Over the years she has coached me, I have learned vital skills like how to manage my QuickBooks, the process of hiring my first contractor, and then my first employees. The list goes on and on!
Crystal I am so grateful I met you so many years ago. Thank you for all of your support and for always being such an advocate for me both personally and my business. I appreciate you and all you do in the community! As I say to you often, the work you do is changing lives!
SIDE NOTE: the BIZ Institute for kids offered by National Urban League is changing lives. Kids pitch their business ideas for a chance to be a part of the program where they are taught critical thinking skills, public speaking strategies, how to develop a business plan for the business idea they pitched, and what it takes to be your own boss plus a chance to hear feedback form local leaders for the community. I had a chance to speak to the group a few years back and it was truly inspiring.