Who am I-
My name is Nysheen, a graduate of North Carolina A & T State University. I am the mother of 3 children and am the owner of The SAVE Agency | Insurance & Financial Services where I offer affordable coverage for home, life, auto and property.
How it all started-
I began working in insurance in 2011 for BB&T and then Wells Fargo. After having my youngest son (who is currently 5 years old), I took a break from the workforce and stayed home to take care of him. Early 2019, I decided I was ready to start the non-profit, Mission SAVE (Success Achieved via Education), I had been planning. I consulted with an attorney but quickly realized I was not financially prepared and asked how I could get the funding I need for the non-profit to operate. My attorney suggested that I have a for-profit business in addition to the non-profit. It made sense, especially considering I always dreamt of being an entrepreneur. I brained stormed, eventually realizing an insurance agency would be the perfect opportunity. At that time, I had 8 years' experience in the field and knew I was very knowledgeable in both commercial and personal insurance. After doing a little research, my business was started in July 2019 and as you can imagine things were very difficult with the development of Covid-19 soon after. I managed to stay in operation, but the business did not flourish as it could have. I held on for a few years but with a son who was just a small toddler at the time, things were much more difficult than I imagined. I needed to make some changes, so I decided to take a break and started working as a property adjuster.
Where are we now-
I recently relaunched the business and had an official grand opening October 4, 2023. We are located in the Old Town Shopping Center. Getting to this point was extremely difficult because my space needed to be remodeled. Up until this point, everything has been self-funded as far as securing the lease, doing the renovations, and paying all of the licensing and administrative fees to be properly structured.
What is needed-
I did not have enough capital to purchase the channel letter sign that is required per my leasing agreement. I need to secure that as soon as possible. I completed the renovations with my own two hands but there are still renovations needed. At present, the space is one large room. I need to hire a contractor to frame walls and complete them with drywall and paint so that I can create multiple spaces/offices. Below, I have listed everything that needs to be done and the estimated costs.
Channel letter sign $4000-$7000
Construction to frame, drywall and paint new walls $8000
Electrical to add additional outlets $2000
Add'l information I'd like to share-
Building an insurance agency is a slow gradual process. There isn't a product that I sell that I can ask everyone to buy such as a food item, a shirt or a hair product. People buy insurance when they need it and won't need to buy it again unless they are searching for a better price. With that said, I realize that I should offer add'l products that may fill in the gaps. I created my first short eBook to raise capital. It is a quick read providing basic but helpful information on life insurance. It can be purchased on my website at https://thesaveagency.com/get-the-e-book
I do still intend to work on the non-profit. Once I can get The SAVE Agency optimally running and stable, I will revisit Mission SAVE. I am still maintaining the domain I created for it at www.missionsave.org because I have confidence, I will get there someday soon.
Whatever you can assist with is appreciated and if you can't do anything, please share. Prayers work as well. Thank you :)