Brittney LaShe’ Holman is a 27-year-old author, entrepreneur, influencer, speaker and mentor. She is a native of Orangeburg County, SC; raised in the small town of Neeses, South Carolina, by her mother and stepfather, with two brothers and one sister. She attended Hunter Kinard Tyler High School.
Brittney’s passion for being a resource for and helping others comes from her personal experiences of growing up in a middle-to-low income household. Specifically, she grew up in the Orangeburg County area. Driven by her desire to provide charitable services to the socio-economically disadvantaged, in 2018 she founded I Am Lavish Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve men, women, and children in low income communities in the state of South Carolina. Specifically, her foundation puts emphases on providing empowerment, support, mentorship, and a myriad of additional services to the citizens of South Carolina, through various programs such as a community and homeless outreach, beauty and barber services for the homeless, financial literacy counseling, tutoring, mentoring, summer camps, and more.
Focusing on providing solution centered approaches, Holman’s businesses and Foundation offers her surrounding communities the opportunity and ability to serve through volunteerism, fundraisers, and outreach services. Holman is also the Owner of Lavish Hair & Spa Studio, Lavish Looks, LLC, Visionary for Lavish Squad and serves as President of I Am Lavish Foundation Inc, also the author of “The No Touch Zone”.
Holman is ambitious, she is passionate in creating opportunities and providing resources that empower those she serves. She has a passion for helping others, and enjoys researching, entertaining, traveling, eating, and shopping.
1.) Tell us about your business.
There are 2, which are I Am Lavish Foundation and Lavish Looks.
I Am Lavish Foundation’s purpose is to be a resource for those who has adversities in being resilient and successful in their future or everyday life’s to pursue a brighter future through mentoring, self esteem establishment, career development and stable housing, which our physical location is “I Am Lavish Foundation Outreach Center” 1296 Belleville Road Orangeburg, SC 29115 and Lavish Looks is a platform to inspire, encourage, and empower individuals, through product offering and services. Motivated by a desire to create branding with inspirational quotes and powerful, positive affirmations, Lavish Looks seeks for the individual to See it, wear it, and embody it! This approach is to support not only mental health, but to create lasting positive affirmations for the wearer or user to benefit from in their day-to-day interactions.
2.) Why did you decide to take the LEAP to become an entrepreneur?
I decided to take the leap of becoming an entrepreneur to create a legacy and break generation curses over my family. Creating generational wealth.
3.) What’s the best part about being your own boss?
Being able to work when I choose to and not being able to be fired is the best filling ever. Being able to create jobs for other individuals and set a positive example. The worst? The worst is not having the right funding to complete the entire vision or enough committed members to run the play! It’s not easy running a vision alone and if anyone can do it alone the vision is never big enough!
4.) What have been some of your challenges and successes in business?
Challenges are getting and keeping a stable board of directors, being able to reach a broad variety of individuals to know and learn about the businesses, and getting reoccurring sponsor and donors.
5.) What do you love about where you work?
Being able to meet new business owners and consumers to introduce my business too in a different market and territory.
6.) What are 3 skills every entrepreneur should have?
1. Operate a Pray Life