Dr. Cozette M. White 

Entrepreneurship makes the world go around. In this issue, GLM decided to highlight a couple of entrepreneurs that are making an impact with their small business. Check out their feature below:

Dr. Cozette M. White is an acclaimed bestselling author, nationally recognized finance and tax strategist, international speaker and philanthropist. She inspires individuals to live in purpose, embrace passion, and achieve personal greatness through a balance in work and life. 

GLM: How and when did you get started in your business?

White: I got started with my business as a result of not knowing how to complete my Income Tax Return.  I went to my grandmother and asked for assistance.  Her response, “grab a pen, eraser, and the form and we will complete this paperwork together.”  From that moment on, I knew I had to become a Certified Tax Expert.

After completing an Income Tax course in college and working in the field of Accounting/Finance and graduating with a B.S. in Accounting, I had to transfer my skillset and knowledge gained from working the 9 to 5 into something that allowed me greater earning potential, flexibility, accountability; and the opportunity to structure my organization with the values and mission that I choose to lead by.  I started my business in 2001 and expanded in 2013.

GLM:  What inspires you as an entrepreneur? Why?

White: I’m competitive by nature.  So being able to have freedom and flexibility allows me to continue striving for excellence each day.  I’m inspired to see my clients gain clarity with their finances.  To see their smile, makes me smile.

GLM: If you could sit with anyone to learn about business and life, who would it be?

White: I would like to sit down with Ms. Oprah Winfrey and ask her questions about overcoming obstacles, leadership, and equality in the workforce.

GLM: What was your first entrepreneurial endeavor and how much has it changed from where you are today?

White: My first entrepreneurial endeavor was a Princess House Consultant.  This has changed drastically.  I would like to say that I got away from selling, but that wouldn’t be an accurate statement.  As an entrepreneur, I am constantly “selling.”

GLM: What one thing that “you know now” as an entrepreneur that you wish you know before you started?

White: One thing that I know now that I did not consider as a NEW entrepreneur was to become a legal organization.  Many factors come into play when choosing an organizational structure. While most choices are not irrevocable, it is in an entrepreneur’s best interest to make a well-informed decision early.

When I started my very first partnership business, I failed to enter into a contractual partnership agreement with my business partner.  When things went south, I was left to handle all the financial affairs of the business. Sound familiar?

GLM: What plans do you have for your business’ expansion?

White: I expanded about 4 years ago.  Today, we are expanding our team to grow in different markets, globally.

GLM: How can people stay up-to-date with your product/service offers?

White: I’m available at www.cozettemwhite.com and you can follow me at @cozettemwhite

GLM: What accomplishments are you the proudest of since you began your business?

White: Women of Wealth dubbed Dr. White, “Wealth Builder Extraordinaire.”

I was awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award by President Barack Obama

Huff Post coined me as, “Top Expert To Watch in 2018

Dr. Cozette M. White

www.cozettemwhite.com

805-983-1151

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