To be a successful entrepreneur, you must find your passion. For Kayye Storm, her desire to help youth in the community led her to start Law Illuminators, LLC in February of 2016. The goal of her business is to provide early legal education to tweens, teens, and young adults, especially in the African American community. Adolescence is a time of trial and error, and there are countless instances for teens to find trouble. Through early legal education, Storm hopes her company will liberate youth from a chain of consequences such as arrest, court proceedings, juvenile detention, or incarceration before they happen.
In May of 2016, Storm sought assistance from the Maryland Women’s Business Center’s Bowie location to learn how to grow her business. Her first step was to meet with Senior Business Counselor Angie Duncanson. Immediately, she began exploring various business resources and learned about the importance of having a solid business plan. Duncanson also encouraged Storm to enroll in MWBC’s six-week Business Plan Intensive. Soon after, things started falling into place. She successfully re-established her business, obtained office space, and applied for a business trademark and copyright protection for a business theme song. Storm also acquired over $50,000 from a financing institution called Business Finance Suite based in CA, and joined the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce to take advantage of their membership benefits.
Despite these successes, Storm knows being an entrepreneur is a tireless endeavor, and she’s up for the challenge. Her mission and passion to help the community is what brings success to her business. Storm’s passion initially sparked her desire to start a business, but with guidance from Maryland Women’s Business Center, her possibilities are limitless.