Philanthropist, Unsung Hero, and businesswoman Yvette Lloyd is the walking definition of a timeless quote, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” and has quickly established an extensive resume, of charitable initiatives for adolescent girls and boys and pure acts of kindness from her heart and own Goodwill.
Yvette Lloyd graduated from Stark State College with her Associates in Early Childhood Education, aiding in her abilities and genuine interest in giving back and implanting good seeds. April 2020 Yvette graduated from Harvard Business School Online and received a Certificate in Developing Yourself As A Leader and Entrepreneurship Essentials.
December 20th in Akron Ohio is “Yvette Lloyd Day.” She has established so many accomplishments within her community that the City of Akron Mayor recognized her for such great work she has done. Yvette was recognized as the Akron Beacon Journal as an “Unsung Hero.” Unsung Hero Yvette Lloyd isn’t just empowering youths from the economically depressed neighborhoods she grew up in, herself a product of a single-parent home in a corner of town with high crime and low educational attainment. She and her husband, James, are trying to build a self-sufficient community from the cradle to the grave.
LM: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
YL: I love to uplift and inspire women and young women
LM: Tell us about your business.
YL: I have a podcast, a learning center, and a nonprofit organization
LM: What prompted you to start your business?
YL: I started my learning center and nonprofit in 2012 when my grandmother passed away. I started my podcast in Jan 2020. However, it was planned for Aug 2019 and I was supposed to start it with my mother. She’d later passed away Oct 2019.
LM: Have you always aspired to be an entrepreneur? Why or why not?
YL: Yes. My father was an entrepreneur
LM: What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
YL: Getting through the tough times and understanding the breakthrough in the end
LM: What’s the worst part of being an entrepreneur?
YL: Going broke, maintaining it to look like what you aren’t going through, hiring the proper staff, and having the strength to keep going
LM: Who’s your inspiration? Why?
YL: My family, my mother, and my grandparents. Because I’m a breaking cycle in my family
LM: List some of your greatest achievements
YL: Graduate from Harvard Business School Online, I have my Own Day in my home town.
LM: Name a time when things didn’t go right. What happened and how did you get past it?
YL: I lost my learning center in 2018. I started the paperwork in a week and opened another one up in 24 hours.
LM: Where do you see your business in 3 years?
YL: I plan to have a Charter School
LM: What advice would you give a new entrepreneur?
YL: Take your time. Just because you are making money it doesn’t mean spend it