J&F Advisors is not here by mistake or by any means for a temporary period of time. Fueled by passion and for the love of what we do, we started J&F Advisors with nothing but two people who wanted to be an example and make a difference in our community. We are sharing our story, in hopes that at least one person reading this, is inspired to execute on a brainstormed idea, take first steps towards a goal, and to make the things dreamt about, a reality.
Ashley V. Johnson and myself, Robyn K. Fuller were graduates of Cass Technical High School of Detroit, Michigan. We went to separate colleges, both in pursuit of a degree in accounting. Throughout our matriculation, we would see each other at events and talk about our progress with interviews or other accounting related matters. As time passed and we were both placed into firms, we began to talk to each other about where we wanted to see our careers go and the things we wanted to achieve and accomplish. While we had slightly different goals in mind, we both wanted to be entrepreneurs and to provide financial literacy to business owners in Detroit communities. One goal that we were both very passionate about was to provide mentorship to underrepresented accounting students that were to come after us. Many conversations took place soon after and we began to talk about starting a business, to be consultants.
The first two years of our business we did not advertise, our clients were obtained via word of mouth and they were people who took a chance and trusted us. While we took very many baby steps beginning in February of 2011, we are able to look today and be proud of those steps collectively. Ashley and I are two individuals who take pride in the company we have built, and push each other to make J&F Advisors greater by the day. The center and focal point of our business is driven by our passion and willingness to help the people around us!
This is a brief synopsis of how we took accountability for our present and future. We hope that our story inspires you to find your passion and make it work in your interest. Set small goals for yourself; execute a piece of your plan each day. What may seem very minute on day one, can be a massive achievement on day seven. Be accountable for your future; build a legacy for others to be proud of, and a path that ones who come behind you can follow.