Home-based firm offers business expertise
2/15/2012, 7:30 a.m.
Keiba K. Young offers up her expertise According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), over 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first five years. The Association notes that being organized, keeping detailed records and analyzing the competition often determine the success or failure of a new business. While entrepreneurs can do many things to contribute to their businesses, sometimes the touch of a professional is what helps to set them apart from the pack. Keiba K. Young, 34, owner of Professional Services by Kee (PSK), offers that special touch with services like marketing and fundraising consulting and grant writing. I helped my sister start her own business, Young said. After I saw what she did I asked myself why couldnt I do the same thing? As a birthday present to myself last year I officially established my own business. Young started PSK in October of 2011 but says she is no stranger to consulting. For three years, Young studied the job market and developed strategies that would assist her in offering affordable professional services for individuals and businesses. Her goal is to deliver high quality professional services for on the go executives. Young assists business owners by handling their day-to-day office operations, including human resource-related tasks, office management and event planning. The biggest thing that I am doing now is resumes, she said. A lot of people are in transition or have been laid off. I have been helping people with resumes and with cover letters so they can get their foot in the door. Young earned her associate degree in mass communications from Miami Dade College and her bachelors degree in public administration from Barry University; she is currently working on her masters degree in public administration at Florida International University. The SBA also recommends finding a mentor and testing the idea of your business to increase ones chances of success. Young says her way of handling business is what makes her different from other consulting firms. I am effective at what I do, she said. I am very responsive, efficient, am a people person and am available to help. This is my hometown and I am known in my community as the source. I believe that what I am doing is my calling. By Randy Gricergrice@miamitimesonline.com