Women-Owned Business Series: Taylor from Amor Professional Services
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Welcome back to our Women of Business Series! We’re proud to share Amor Professional Services this week, and we’re sure you’ll be incredibly inspired by her story. From single mom struggling to make ends meet to a powerful business owner who helps others who are in her past shoes, she’s making a mark on this world every single day. Read on to learn more about her story, her business, and the advice she has to share.
First, tell us about your business and anything special we should know about it or you.
Amor Professional Services was originally started because I was a low-income single mom in college and I needed to generate income. I decided to use my skillset in design and career foresight to assist others with resume and cover letter services. Then as I grew in visual storytelling, I expanded it to include web design, video production, and editing, and now partnering and rebranding with another first-gen graduate/minority professional to offer financial services including budgeting and tax accounting. We are rebranding from Tay’s Resumes to Amor Professional Services, which I am proud to say, is my youngest son’s name.
Why do you feel a connection to your work?
I feel a connection to my work because it allows me to really help and inspire people to take the next step in their business, personal brand, and career. It allows me to spread the magic and art of hustling. How you can work for you, in a way that you don’t have to let others control your vacation time?
As a business owner, community is everything. In what ways do you serve your community and how has your community served you?
I have served my community by establishing a podcast and community for single mothers and women called “Tried and Tired.” Through this community, I have helped form and donate care packages to women and moms in need as well as offered free resume design and career advice to the community. Furthermore, I offer one free resume service a month to low-income customers who can’t afford my services. My community serves me every day by inspiring me to continue being resilient and breaking generational cycles to better the lives of my sons.
What advice would you give to young women who want to start a small business?
Just do it! It doesn’t matter where you start as long as you start. 99.99% of this universe is empty space. We are on this planet for a reason, and you mean something. You have the ideas you have for a reason. Head toward the signs of the universe and do what you are inspired to do.
What women inspire you and why?
The women that inspire me are Sharelle Rosado because she built a real estate company and brand from no financial backing solely using the strategies she came up with and applied. Another woman who inspires me is Oprah because she faced immense adversity but continued to believe in herself and now she is one of the biggest household names.
What do you think are the most significant challenges for women business owners or women in leadership positions?
Fear that they aren’t good enough. Because we life in an historically unjust society, being a woman, and a woman of color is an automatic disenfranchisement. Because a lot of us take time off to bear children and raise them. Society depends on us. And we carry a lot of guilt as a result. So when we get to these positions of power and success we feel clouded and weighted by the constraints of guilt.
Taylor was recently featured on Good Morning America and she is am currently a quarter through her book, “The Woman I Needed” with expected completion January 1, 2023. They have expanded the business to a partnership with another minority first-generation graduate from Brownsville BK! And they are offering a Fall promotion, 15 percent off of all services! Click here to learn more!