Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her; Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. (Proverbs 31:28-29)
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Dr. Tracey Allen-Granville grew up poor.
Extremely poor, to put it more precisely.
Regardless, as far as Dr. Allen-Granville was concerned, that’s one generational curse she was destined to break.
“I did not want that for my children,” Dr. Allen-Granville told Making Headline News this week. “Also, I love helping others and seeing those smiles on their faces.”
In Making Headline News’ Woman Thou Art Loosed Virtual Experience advance coverage leading to Bishop T. D. Jakes’ annual event that will take place October 15-17, Dr. Allen-Granville recalled how she steadfastly adopted the entrepreneurship mentality when she was teenager, growing in Louisiana.
“I really knew I couldn’t work for anyone at 17 (years of age),” Dr. Allen-Granville recalls. “I had a job at Sonic and I was accused of stealing some quarters and I never had another job after that, so I created my own jobs.”
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For Dr. Allen-Granville, such false accusations brought against her while working a fast food job, by all accounts, wound up being a massive blessing in disguise, for the most part.
That’s because this Alexandria, Louisiana, native has garnered a wealth of a professional experience in the ever-so-competitive tax industry, a trend that has blossomed into nearly three decades.
Now a Houston-area entrepreneur who has enjoyed a considerable amount of success, Dr. Allen-Granville has deemed it essential to pass along her immeasurable business-related mechanics and knowledge to her children.
Dr. Allen-Granville’s oldest son, Casper, is 29-years-old rising entrepreneur who sells energy and insurance. He also assumes the role as a stock broker who co-owns YBE Marketing with his wife, Markeda, 36.
Dr. Allen-Granville’s daughter, Tracenia, 26, is a rising fashion designer who also owns a cleaning service.
As for her youngest child, John, the 21-year-old is a full-time college student majoring in Anime. According to his mother, he’s following in her footsteps with aspirations of delving off in the finance industry.
John also owns graphic designer and mobile notary ventures.
Interestingly, amongst the reasons Dr. Allen-Granville has enjoyed sustained success as an accomplished entrepreneur is that she’s been afforded the golden opportunities to build solid working rapports abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom, the U. S. Virgin Islands, as well as Canada and Mexico, among others.
“I have several businesses. I just don’t believe in limiting myself to one thing,” said Dr. Allen-Granville said. “My major business is the tax & accounting firm where we prepare taxes for individuals, small businesses, as well as major corporations nationwide. Since I have remarried, my husband drove trucks for a living but, because I wasn’t used to being told when I could go on vacation, I let him know he would be off that truck to become a boss. We bought three 18-wheelers and now he is a boss of our trucking company, which is Granville Logistics.”
Generally, Dr. Allen-Granville’s venture is widely known for offering payroll, financial planning, and aiding other businesses acquire LLCs, and nonprofit organizations, etc.
“What I like most is helping others save lots of money and helping folks pursue their dreams of being their own boss,” Dr. Allen-Granville said. “What inspired me to instill in my children to be business owners is because we lived well and I let them know in order for them to continue to live the way we do, they have to work for themselves because they cannot get rich working for someone else. (I told them) they pay you to get them rich.”
While her children have collectively met the challenge of walking in their mother’s entrepreneurial footsteps, Dr. Allen-Granville credit her family — most notably “my loving and supportive husband, Cornelius,” she said — for empowering her to diligently pursue her business-related ambitions.
“I can only say when I started this (journey), it was my children (and my) wanting to give them the best of everything,” Dr. Allen-Granville said.
Not to mentioning instilling in them the importance of possessing and savoring a carefree life.
“Because it’s nothing like being able to control your own time and money,” Dr. Allen-Granville said. “You are paid what you say and you work as much or as little as you want.”
In that order, to put it more precisely.
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