We had the good fortune of connecting with Kendra C Sikes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kendra, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I was determined to break generational cycles of poverty in my family so my main thought was “I have to do something that will not only impact the lives of other’s, but also impact my life dramatically ” I had faith that it would work because GOD called me to The office of entrepreneurship so the whole time my thought process was that I have to do something different to get different results in my family.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I earned the name Kendra, the Bookologist by being a Midwife to many that has powerful stories to share with the world.. What sets me apart is i develop a close relationship with my clients and their story to make certain the voice is heard in the right way. I strongly believe that with the amount of competition and noise in the publishing space these days, first time authors are intimidated of the thought of writing a book. Having done exactly that numerous times, I have honed an effective system to help new authors develop and publish a book in as little as 90 days! We also believe in “No client left behind” so we customize packages tailored to each individual personally. I believe that is what sets me apart from other publishers. I am proud of the growth in my business. I Started with literally nothing. $0 dollars. 1 book written, Instructions from GOD and a vision to help others share stories all across the nation, but I am most proud of assisting clients with little to no experience writing reach Amazon Best Selling status . Getting to this level of success wasn’t easy. I’ve spent many nights crying and wanting to give up because I felt there was so many other great publishers out there with more experience and money lol. It was something that didn’t allow me to give up. I had to realize it’s enough room out here for us all to win and I am set apart for a chosen audience. I kept telling myself as long as I show up, not only for myself but for the clients I had and represent mt brand with integrity and passion the success would come and it did. I overcome the fear of not standing out by just showing up and giving all that I had and by faith believing that I am great at what I do.. I want to encourage others to know if you just Show up your light will shine, your voice will echo in the direction of thilpse called to you and the clients will come The lessons I’ve learned throughout my journey is if I keep GOD 1st the rest would follow. Make sure to prioritize and make time for myself and my family. If I don’t allow myself to be replenished, I would be no good for anyone else. I want to leave my footprint in this world by letting everyone know that We at B&B Publishing Co. Strongly believes everyone has a story to tell. There is someone out there that can be empower led by what you’ve got to say. We stand on our beliefs to operate in the spirit of excellence and that is what drives us each day. Our mission is to help you Unlock your past, unpack your story and write to be a light to someone else

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would 1st take them to church. I know it sounds cliche but serving Christ is the main part of my life. GOD brought me through so many things and blessed my business beyond what I can ask or think so I would usher them in the presence of the Lord to give thanks for all he has done thus far and plans to do in the future We would then go grab a bite to eat at my favorite restaurant The Cheesecake Factory. We would then go to a spa. I believe self care is a the driving force in success. We would then wine down and get a room just to relax, talk and have girl time.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to send a shout out to my Husband who supports all that I do. He believes in me and my vision more than any other person I know. Thank you baby for believing in me.

Website: www.garbuniversity.com
Instagram: kcsikes.bbpublishing_co
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kendra.stegallsikes

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