Aviatra of the Week: Shauntel Dobbins of FinanciallyU, LLC.

What exactly is your business?

FinanciallyU, LLC is a Financial Consulting Business where we help individuals to enhance their lives by way of Financial Literacy. We offer one-on-one Financial Consultations, one-on-one Financial Coaching Sessions, Group Workshops and other resources and tools.

How did you come up with your business idea?

After being employed in the finance industry for over 20 years in different capacities, I would have family and friends seeking advice regarding their personal financial concerns. One day after providing giving a financial presentation for a local business, a business owner asked me about my prices for a one-on-one financial coaching session.  I could not give an answer.  The business owner encouraged me to think about starting my own business.

How did you find out about Aviatra?

I was referred by my friend Sherry Sims who is an alumni.

What is your inspiration?

Helping people inspires me. To impart information to others and have that information produce a fruitful outcome is gratifying.

What has been your biggest accomplishment with your business so far?

Obtaining 2 trusted partnerships with a Property Investment Firm and a Business Finance Firm.

What was the most valuable thing you gained from your experience with Aviatra?

The support and connections that come with working with Aviatra have been very helpful.

What was the biggest challenge you faced when starting your business? 

Getting the word out about what we do.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

Growing and expanding our reach and offerings to help people to become financially successful.

Any advice for future Aviatras?  

There is a lot of valuable information given, so be present in the moment.  In addition, never be afraid to reach out for assistance.