Today we’d like to introduce you to Tameka McKneely.
Hi Tameka, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur who grew up in a household where there was always a family side business, whether it was a security company, a lawn service, commercial cleaning service, etc. and by family, I mean my father had businesses and my brothers and I were the employees. We grew up cleaning commercial buildings in the evening, doing commercial lawn care on the weekend and security for special events around the city, amongst other side jobs. Where there was a need, my dad came up with a way to make it a business. So entrepreneurship was ingrained in my brothers and I at an early age. And through it all, my dad always kept a full-time job. Read More
We had the good fortune of connecting with Tameka McKneely and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tameka, is there something you believe many others might not?
This is a great question. One piece of conventional advice that I disagree with, is that you have to go to school (post-secondary), get an education to get a good job and be successful. When I hear people say this, I often interject and offer another point of view. I think we definitely need to be educated, however I do not feel traditional school is the only way to obtain education. I love to read, I love to try new things, I love to learn, however I personally am not interested in going back to school. Read more