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Brittney Mincey

Owner of Grand’s Best Friend 

 


Age: 32 

Country: United States 

Years in business: 1 

  

Website address  

 

Business email  

 

Social media links  

Instagram: @brttnyasf  

 


What is your business about?

  

Senior advocacy organizations serving elderly and disabled adults in America. Offering homemaker and companion services, Medicare/insurance help. 

 

Please describe your life before starting  

 

I was a college drop out (switching majors, 60+ college credit hours and no degree), side hustle hopping (started a few small business and never full invested in one past a year), knew I wanted to have 7-8 jobs at one time but unsure how I would do it, and was working a job I was tired of but didn’t want to leave because they catered to my ADHD symptoms (I was undiagnosed and unaware). After the diagnosis I began unmasking and learning who I was for the first time. 


What made you decide to take the leap and start your own business?  

 

Being diagnosed with ADHD and learning my brain is not like everyone else’s, the Medicare industry needs an outside of the box thinker like myself. I was fed up with my employer not paying me what I felt I was worth, although they were flexible I was constantly getting burned out. When I spoke about my business it would set me on fire. My voice would change, my eyes would light up. I wanted to chase that feeling forever. I saw the more I put it the more I got out. I work with elderly and learned that there may actually be a connection between ADHD and other conditions elderly face like dementia and Alzheimer’s. I could speak in a way that I understand and realize they understand too. I saw that the work that I do really has an impact and I also knew that I could have all 7-8 job titles I wanted by being an entrepreneur. I could make my own rules and help other people with brains like mine. My fiancé is ND and he was constantly job hopping as well. I learned that we need special accommodation and advocates and I wanted to create a workplace environment that provided that because there is a MAJOR need. I would create the environment for myself as the founder and as I start to grow I would provide the same for others. Things like remote work, flexibility hours/day, focus on mental health in the workplace, the ability to work different assignments and not to the same repetitive things all the time, and more… 

 

How would you describe your life now, as a solopreneur?  

 

I am living my highest joy. Entrepreneurship is hard work. But I do things the way I know works for my ADHD brain. I am not forced (or feeling forced) to mask or conform. I create policies and procedures that cater to my ND needs. I am happy. I feel less stress and more freedom to think outside of the box. My outside the box thinking has allowed me to really stand out in the boring insurance industry and that has contributed to my success. I love it here. 


How has your ADHD played a positive role in your business life?  

 

My ability to think outside the box helps me to stand out in the overstated and boring insurance industry. My ability to connect with elderly and disabled adults has helped me reach clients authentically. 


What's your top tip for other ADHD women aspiring to be solopreneurs?  

 

Enjoy the journey (take your time) and document EVERYTHING as you go. Also, understand that other may not be doing it the way you will. Stay in your own lane and you most likely will have to create your own map. You can be guided by others in your industry but chances are they don’t think like you. Don’t compare what you are doing with your business to what they are doing. It’s different. Your different!  




 

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