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Daughters Of Zion SBA CNPP Grantee Announces Kenesha Summerall – Kreated by Kay – As The 49th DOZ CNPP Entrepreneur Of The Week- June 4, 2023 – June 10, 2023

 

Kenesha Summerall

Kreated by Kay

Phone number:  901-201-3155

 

As part of our follow-up to the progress the Daughters of Zion SBA CNPP grantee is making within Memphis, Shelby County, and beyond- we are highlighting the weekly Entrepreneur of the Week Award. Kenesha Summerall was chosen as entrepreneur of the week, and when asked why, Dr. Gerald Kiner, Ph.D. declared, “ Kenesha Summerall is the real deal! If knowledge is power, Kenesha is one of the most powerful individuals in our community. She is multifaceted and multitalented. What separates Kenesha from most is the fact that she cleaves to challenges while most people collide into challenges. It has been said that the number 49 means inner strength and growth. Kenesha is a woman with unparalleled inner strength and who uses her knowledge and love of the beauty industry to grow her business outside the beauty industry box. Therefore, I am pleased to announce Kenesha Summerall as our 49th entrepreneur of the week!” 

 

Q: Please state your name, the name of your company and the nature of your business?

A: My name is Kenesha Summerall and I am the proud owner of Kreated by Kay. I am a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in all areas of the beauty industry. We are a one-stop shop. I provide hair services, nail services, and make-up services.

 

Q: How did you come up with that beautiful name? 

A: Honestly, at first I wanted the name to be “Kay’s Kreation” but when I started doing some research everyone had that name already so I just changed it around. Because my name starts with a “K” I always knew I wanted my business to represent my name somehow too. 

 

Q: What made you want to start your business?

A: I started my own business because I was tired of working for everyone else and making them money when I could work for myself and make my own money. I was working for another Salon and when Covid came I realized I could make more operating my own business than I could putting additional money in another salon’s account and I have been successful ever since.

 

Q: What makes you stand out from the competition?

A: I guess you could say I am an old school hairstylist. Nowadays hairstylists don’t offer the basic services like a shampoo anymore and I shampoo the hair with every style. I believe in taking care of the hair, as well as, making my clients look good. Then I do nails and makeup also. I love to be challenged so when it comes to the beauty industry there is nothing that I am not afraid to take on.

 

Q: How did you find out about Daughters of Zion SBA CNPP?

A: I found out from my best friend, Ms. Amber Leigh.

 

Q: What would you say to other business owners about why they should become a part of the Daughters of Zion SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program?

A: I would have to say to join because the entire team is so hands-on when it comes to taking a business higher. I love the consistency in receiving weekly calls from my mentor, as well as, Dr. Kiner sends out weekly reminders to keep me up to date on everything that is going on. When I am not able to attend in person, I love that I am still able to get the information and also be trained on the skills on how to apply for a lot of different business opportunities and grants. Daughters of Zion is special and a rare gift to the community.

 

Q: What is the greatest testimony you have witnessed from your business?

A: I have several clients with alopecia. Not only have I been able to treat their hair to make some of them have success with hair growth, I have been able to overall boost their confidence level. To see another woman go from feeling unsure to smiling and happy makes everything I do worthwhile. 

 

Q: What’s something vital you want all the potential clients out there to know about you?

A: Sitting in my chair is always going to be a good time. Sometimes we will just be able to laugh with one another and other times we can minister to one another. Whatever is needed for that session is always given during that session. Because I am a woman of God first and a stylist second, I am always going to do what God leads me to do and then He can bless my hands while ministering too. 

 

Q: Let me ask you some fun facts about yourself. What is your favorite food? What is the most interesting thing people wouldn’t know about you? What is the name of the last dog you named? What is something you can’t stand to go without?

A: Chicken is my favorite food. Most people do not know that I can draw. I named my last dog Sasha. Two things I can not go without are my phone and my children.

 

To sign up for free DOZ CNPP business coaching and training use the link below:

http://daughtersofzion.org/intake-form/

Or call 901-260-9933

 

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