Local Business of the Week
Shelia Hester-Whorton is a community activist, writer, regional director for a major tax preparation company, and home-based business owner. She is the sole-proprietor of Relativity Resources, a business development company established with over 25 years of experience in organizational training and development. Relativity Resources provides professional services to entrepreneurs, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, and small businesses. Specializing in grant and proposal writing; strategic planning; business plans, 501(c) 3 exemption, business incorporation, and income tax planning & training, Relativity Resources creates individualized organizational development plans that assist business owners in achieving their goals.
“When it comes to entrepreneurship, my goal is the transform employees to employers,” Ms. Hester-Whorton said. “Believe or not, our current economic hardship opens the doors for entrepreneurial opportunities. However, many would-be business owners don’t know where to start. And challenged small businesses don’t know how to continue. Then there’s the nonprofit organizations that have to deal with a decrease in foundation giving, and increased competition for federal funds. That’s where Relativity Resources comes in. We actually develop a partnership with our clients, and develop individualized growth strategies.”
The company created a 3-point system to assist their clients in reassessing, refocusing, and reaching their goals. Their “Relativity Words of the Month” is posted to the website and provides tips, insight, and words of wisdom to individuals and business owners. “I have maintained a catalog of words of wisdom or “Hesteries” for over 20 years. I realize that a lot of professional insight we give, spills over into personal lives” Ms. Hester-Whorton said. My clients tell me that they share them with their families and friends”.
Training and workshops are also key components of Relativity Resources. On a quarterly basis they offer grant writing, strategic planning, and customer service workshops throughout the south suburban area. The next workshop, Grant Writing Boot Camp is scheduled for June 6, at Prairie State College.
Relativity Resources is currently seeking consultants and marketing team members. For more information about Relativity Resources, visit their website www.relativityresources.com or email Shelia Hester-Whorton at [email protected].