As a Momprenuer Lachaya Terry is the owner of Ground Floor Group Creative Studio and the genius behind Black Moms of Suburbia website & logo. We are excited about sharing her story on how she started her business and her journey to McKinney. Please see the interview below.
Tell us about Ground Floor Group? What services do you provide? At Ground Floor Group Creative Studio, I help new entrepreneurs and small business owners develop their visual brand presence. As the lead consultant and brand designer, I help entrepreneurs answer questions such as where do I start and how do I grow my business? I specialize in logo design, website design, event graphics, flyers, signage. Everything needed to connect with your ideal audience and to effectively sell your products, events, and/or services. How did you choose your career path, How did you get where you are today with your business? Since I could remember, I’ve had an entrepreneurial spirit. As I became a parent, the urge to find my purpose in life grew stronger. Pregnant with my youngest daughter, I began writing a blog, “One Haute Mommi” to moms who didn’t just want to be great mothers but wanted to find their purpose in life also. From there, I returned to school to study marketing while working for a non-profit in Chicago. While there, I discovered a passion for helping women and moms start businesses who never thought it was possible through Ground Floor Group. What inspires you? I’m inspired by taking risks and daring to do what most won’t. I enjoy witnessing other people soar and step outside of their comfort zones to following whatever their dreams may be. What I am most proud of is the clients I’ve been able to work with. Their success is my success. It’s a very intriguing process to build a brand from the ground floor up, and to first-hand witness the growth of a new business to an established brand is rewarding. Snapshot of your family make up and what brought you to Mckinney? My husband and I have been married for 11 years, and we have two daughters, ages 9 and 12. In 2014, my family and I moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Chicago in search of new beginnings, and warmer weather, and boy did we get more than what we imagined. What do you like about BMOS? BMOS is a fantastic group of women. I’m naturally an introvert, so being in environments to meet other people doesn’t come usually. I feel through BMOS it’s a more natural way to connect with women who live among each other to develop connections that don’t feel forced through simple things like funny memes, finding out you go to the same church with someone else, parenting advice, and more. One fun fact about you? A fun fact about me is I cry when I laugh. I know what you’re thinking, no, I’m talking about cheek rolling, face dripping, very rarely wear mascara tears.
Photo credit: CB Photography