Single mom entrepreneur received $1,000 from Atlanta business owner

Donald Williams, the owner of Williams Accounting & Consulting, presented an Atlanta-area single mother with $1,000 in honor of Williams Accounting & Consulting’s Annual Mom Boss Scholarship. This is the second year that the Atlanta-area businessman and his company have received the grant, which is just one component of Williams Accounting & Consulting’s year-long giving efforts.

“Through our $1,000 grant, we seek to remove some of the funding barriers for women entrepreneurs and create opportunities for them to grow their business,” said Williams. “It is important that I use my business to help other entrepreneurs and that we always give back to the community. One of the best ways to do that is to help single moms with their businesses.”
This year’s grant recipient was Jade Weatherington, a 35-year-old single mother from Atlanta and owner of Teacher Jade’s Writing Academy LLC.

“These funds will allow me to expand my business by hiring an independent contractor to help with content development for additional classes and help with marketing and ad placement,” Weatherington said. “Marketing and advertising have been my biggest struggle and the most expensive thing for my business.”

Weatherington’s business was born out of her experience in education working in school systems and as an online tutor while completing her Masters in Education. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that Weatherington decided to make online teaching a full-time career, and in 2020 she launched Ashatae Academy, named after her daughter.

The school was renamed Professor Jade’s Writing Academy last year and has been in operation for a total of five years.
Weatherington continued: “For years as an independent entrepreneur, I was financially successful. Now that I’ve diversified, I’ve faced some financial hurdles that I wasn’t prepared for, like trading in the red. Being able to alleviate some of the burdens of doing all the work will help me focus on what needs to be improved.”

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Located next to Truist Park, with another office in New Orleans, Williams Accounting & Consulting has been providing accounting services to individuals and businesses for over 20 years. The company’s Mom Boss scholarship was created last year in honor of Mother’s Day. However, after seeing the reaction of single mothers applying for the grant, she has become an independent part of the company’s donation efforts. They also regularly provide grants for business owners, gifts for students, and assistance to families.

“As a business owner and member of the community, it is my responsibility to help people when I can and to work to improve the lives of those around me. I remember being one of the kids that he had to do without and there is no need for a child, or even an adult, to have to feel this way. Now that I have a successful business and am blessed with so much, I am able to bless others who can change not only their present but also their future,” said Williams.