New Member Spotlight: Tareka Clark

10/31/2018 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Are you originally from this area? If not, where from?
No, I’m not originally from Lakeland. I’m originally from a small country town called Wauchula, FL. I moved to Lakeland in 2005 after hurricane Charley. I have been living in Lakeland for almost 10 years on and off.

What do you do?
Great question! I get asked that question all the time and I say, “I do a lot”. Which I do. I own three companies: The Credit Repair Supermarket, Speedy Tax Prep and Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur. I have 2 more companies that I have created that it is in the beginning stages.

What do you like most about your job/profession?
What I like most about my job is I like helping people, serving my community and being an educator. I want to be people to become educated on how to run a successful business and being a voice for the voiceless.

What are some of your hobbies?
Some of my hobbies include:
Being a mother first and spending time with my daughter Malania
Watching sports center
Shopping (every woman loves a good shopping trip)

What’s your involvement in the community?
My community Involvement includes:
United Way of Central Florida – Income Team
United Referral Partner group (BNI)
National Association of Woman Business Owners
American Business Women Association
EMERGE Lakeland
Lakeland Business Leader
Feeding the homeless with House of Queens
Sponsored the Art of Entrepreneurship with Polk Vision
Sponsored the $250 scholarship for the Martin Luther King Oratorical Youth Contest, Jazz Concert

If someone sees you at an EMERGE event, what are some topics they should ask you about to get the conversation going?
How they can become an educated entrepreneur.

What do you like most about Lakeland?
What I like most about Lakeland is that Lakeland is becoming the catapult for many new companies coming to the area which is helping to produce more jobs in Lakeland. I love that The City of Lakeland is birthing new opportunities for upcoming entrepreneur.

Why did you join EMERGE Lakeland?
I join EMERGE Lakeland because I want to be around like-minded people that share the same passion as me to impact our community and being a true leader. I want to be able to learn from other business leader to help me become a better leader. I’m a firm believer in the power of connections and building long lasting relationship. My motto is its Collaboration over Competition.

Anything else you want to add?  
I would like to add that I just released a book called “The Small Business guide to getting business credit. I wrote this book with the small business in mind. I notice a lot of people was giving up on their passion or becoming frustrated because of lack of resources and funds. I want to educate people that there are alternative resources that will help fund their business. So Are you ready to be an Educated Entrepreneur?

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