VaShaun Nicole Mosby, CEO and Serial Entrepreneur
VaShaun Mosby shows small business owners and those pursuing a career how they can achieve prosperity. A native of Lexington, VaShaun left the corporate sector after 20 years to become an entrepreneur in August 2015. And she expanded on her altruistic vision of entrepreneurship when she relocated to Louisville in September 2020. “I didn’t plan on becoming a serial entrepreneur… all of my businesses evolved from a need I saw in the community,” she says.
Now, VaShaun runs four businesses under Vauntech Solutions whose mission is to help small business owners maximize their company’s growth. “I want to show small businesses that we don’t have to just be small businesses. I wanted to run my businesses as a corporation,” she says. VaShaun Nicole Enterprises: VaShaun became interested in writing an autobiography about overcoming the struggles in her life. But a chat with Julia Royston, a local publisher, unexpectedly resulted in VaShaun opening her own publishing house called VaShaun Nicole Enterprises in 2016. She published two autobiographical books titled Behind Her Eyes (2016) and 365 Days of Attacks but God (2018). In a deal with Barnes and Noble and Joseph-Beth Booksellers, VaShaun did a series of tours and inspirational book signings with the hope of being an encourager for women. VaShaun Nicole Consulting: Oftentimes, people with a criminal record have more difficulty finding employment, but VaShaun developed an idea for eliminating the obstacle through VaShaun Nicole Consulting. The staffing agency, created in 2018, offers clients professional development training courses with a focus on helping them find a sustainable career VaShaun Mosby transformed her life in twenty years, and she only needed a pen, a journal, and big ideas to start her journey. With these tools, Mosby drafted a “pathway out of poverty,” which included steps to get herself a job and succeed in corporate America.
Now a self-made entrepreneur based in Louisville, Mosby is giving back to her community through a social services app. She crafted the idea in a three-ring binder two decades ago. “This idea to use technology to connect people with resources was inspired by my experiences in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program in Lexington, Kentucky,” Mosby said. “I wish something like this was available to me during that time.” Mosby intends to announce its name, website, and rollout plan. If there are dreams that you want to accomplish, Mosby advises that you “pick up a journal and a vision board,” as she did twenty years ago. “Don’t let anyone tell you what you cannot do,” Mosby added. “Finally, have the right people around you.”