1. Please, can our readers get to know you? Briefly introduce yourself to our audience.
Jasmine Stith, also known as “The Pretty Plug,” is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The place that taught her everything she needed to know about cultivating and building relationships with the people that mean most.
She is an alumnus of a Historical Black College University, Prairie View A& M where she studied Electrical Engineering and led various organizations. She is a lover of technology, vlogging, critiquing fried chicken, and linking people to success to create opportunities.
She is a firm believer of the phrase: my network is your network, a strategy she picked up while moving to her third state New York City. We need people to empower not only ourselves but our community. Her mission is to plug you in with the resources that you need to be successful.
2. What exactly are you into? What is your business all about?
I am the CEO of Faith Tech Grow, LLC. The mission of Faith Tech Grow LLC is to provide a holistic perspective, to increase/improve businesses using technology and education as the cornerstone.
I am the Host of the “Walk by Faith” podcast, where she highlights inspirational beings globally. I am a woman, passionate about seeing people walk by faith in their careers, entrepreneurship ventures, and every season that life can take you in.
3. What inspired you to get started?
Technology is one of the best ways to increase your business profits, processes and strategies from every industry. There are a lot of businesses that are launching, but people may not know about them and also people may have trouble finding their direct customer. That’s where we come in. My love for tech using my skills and abilities to help business grow is what helped me to really develop my business model.
Faith Tech Grow will evolve to improve business in the following ways: Digital Marketing, Technology Solutions, Divine Connections, Resources and Information, Funding, Public Relations & Marketing. Each business should focus on their strengths and let us fill in the missing pieces.
4. What is your educational background?
Electrical Engineer – Prairie View A&M University
5. What are your motivations?
I’m motivated by knowing that someone somewhere has all the talent to be successful but just lacks the proper resources and information to carry out their visions and goals. I am motivated by finding people that have solutions and linking them to people that need solutions. I am motivated when I know I help others. I am motivated when I know the influence and impact I have on someone else is so much bigger than me.
6. What advice do you have for other people who want to do this same thing?
START and WALK by FAITH each and every day until you figure out what it is you want to do.
7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I plan to continue to link others to opportunities and also grow my audience to reach more people globally. I want to help many businesses grow using faith, education,
I plan to travel and create opportunities for people to really be impacted in a new way. I pledge to myself not to ever give up on my dreams and to remain faithful in all the things I put my mind to.
8. Any present or future projects?
Podcast : https://anchor.fm/jasmine-a-stith
9. What is the biggest challenge you’ve experienced in your business as a person of color?
I would like to call on my pretend cousin Soulja Boy for this experience. We are often times not believed for our ideas and abilities. We are not taken seriously. When you create anything other than a product that people understand, you may not be well received. Support in our community is just not common, but for each of these challenges, I am creating my own solution and making support and visitibility/resources available for our people.
10. Are you married or single?
11. How can we connect with you on social media?
Facebook: Jasmine A Stith
LinkedIn: Jasmine A Stith
Book time with me to discuss next steps: https://calendly.com/jasminestith/one-on-one-session
12. What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is turning my pain into my purpose. I once was in a relationship that ended abruptly. I started walking by faith hoping that the relationship would return but it never did.
After, I changed my perspective and stopped wanting something from God and actually pursuing Him because he should be my husband first. Only then was I able to truly find my purpose. Walking by faith for me is ministry and also a way to help encourage others to keep going in every area of their life in whatever season they are in.
13. As a person of color, what advice will you give someone starting their own business or career?
Don’t listen to someone who you wouldn’t trade your bank account with.
Find your communities and your support groups so that when you are being creative and coming up with solutions you don’t become discouraged but encouraged.
Move away from people that will limit your growth and really dive in to what you are passionate about while keeping your business expenses really low.
Follow me on Instagram and my journey, advice, resources and network will help propel you forward. If you have any questions, reach out to me directly on social media. I respond. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org