Who is Bianca Grant?
I am a business owner, mother, daughter, sister, NEW auntie (yay!) and friend. I am also a deep thinker, futuristic, idealistic, and empathetic. When people ask me who I am and what I’m like, The words from Shrek always resonate with me, “I’m like an onion, donkey! I have layers.”
Tell us about Virtual Business Services of Texas.
Virtual Business Services of Texas is on the pulse of merging human intelligence with modern technology. My virtual assistance firm is geared towards helping entrepreneurs and small business owners streamline their operations for success. We do this through social media optimization, content repurposing, administrative processes automation, and other centralized remote admin services.
Why did you start your business?
I come from a family of entrepreneurs. Growing up I witnessed firsthand some of the challenges they faced, especially the women entrepreneurs in my family. It made me want to support others in their endeavors to build a business.
What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?
I love being the boss! I love independence and some of the challenges that come along with working for yourself. The best part about this journey is that I am able to nurture and grow my business on my own terms. I wholeheartedly believe that entrepreneurship runs in my blood. I am ecstatic about being in this place, at this time of my life.
What has been the most challenging aspect of being an entrepreneur?
It is challenging to be patient with myself. Things don’t always happen the way I want when I want. Being a futuristic thinker I tend to focus on the end goal, and sometimes I forget there are several steps involved in achieving that goal, so learning to be patient with the process is a continuous learning experience for me.
Share some of your successes and highlights since starting your business.
As a virtual assistant, I have had the opportunity to work with a team that spanned six countries. It was exciting and challenging to work across that many time zones! Several pieces of my writing work have been referenced in case studies. Most recently, I had the opportunity to sponsor a virtual conference for women entrepreneurs, which featured the fabulous Ms. Shontaye as the keynote speaker. I am also working with some of the most talented women of color in this entrepreneurial and small business space, which is gratifying and uplifting.
What would you tell another woman that is considering starting a business?
If you are thinking about diving into the world of entrepreneurship it is because you are visionary. You want to spark a change, accomplish a goal, or build something great. Each day, remember the reason for your vision, even when it’s a bad day, week or month. Celebrate your triumphs, shake off your disappointments and continue in your journey. Let your light shine for others to see!
How can we contact you?