Crew Love [Staff Edition]: Roycelle Parker

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Tell us more about your role at MORTAR.
Office manager: front-line greeter, promoter, encourager, organizer, cheerleader…

Share your thoughts on the idea of “building community through entrepreneurship.”
In order for any community to sustain itself, it needs a collection of “home-grown” entrepreneurs who know the needs of his/her community and are willing to provide those services to assist in building up his/community; then the entrepreneur is rewarded by his/her community because they more than likely will recognize and support the entrepreneur’s efforts to sustain his/her community.

In what ways do you desire to see entrepreneurs grow?
Noticeably, meaning, everyone’s “growth” is different. For some, they may grow in their character; others in their conduct and/or commitment; while others may grow educationally, monetarily, or even capacity-wise. My prayer is that they grow to the point that those around them notice it. An entrepreneur should be ever-growing.

What do you see as the biggest obstacle(s) MORTAR’s entrepreneurs are facing?
ETIQUETTE : many are not timely in showing up for ANYTHING!
CONSISTENCY: They are not able to build their brand because of inconsistency in product quality, appearance, etc.
DEBT: Many entrepreneurs are financially damaged walking through the door

What do you bring to the Team that will be unique and beneficial in serving MORTAR’s entrepreneurs?Encouragement! Administrative Savvy! Teaching proper business etiquette

What are your favorite hobbies/interests?
Singing, songwriting, Poetry

If someone was visiting Cincinnati for the day, what 3 places would you suggest they go?
1) To church with me: for spiritual and emotional healing/insight 2) To the movies 3) Cincinnati Foodie tour: Findlay Market, Skyline or Gold Star Chili, Montgomery Inn for ribs, Busken Bakery or Graeters

What’s a quote that you live by?
“For me to live is Christ, but to die, is gain…for…it is in Him that I live, and that I move, and that I have my being” (paraphrase of Philippians 1:21 and Acts 17:28)

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