Tumika Cain is A Woman Making it Happen

Welcome to our weekly edition of Women Making it Happen (#WomenMakingItHappen). Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we feature a woman entrepreneur who’s making it happen in the world of entrepreneurship! She's gonna share with us how she keeps it moving for her business venture(s). 

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”– Katharine Hepburn
Today’s featured woman is Tumika Cain, owner of Inkscriptions LLC. She's an award winning author and book editor.


We asked Tumika to share a bit about what keeps her pushing and striving to #MakeItHappen!!!
  1. First, we’d like to thank you so much for being a featured guest on our blog.Tell us a little bit about your business ventures. I am an author and owner of Inkscriptions Publishing & Media Group. To date, I write in the women's contemporary fiction & poetry genres, as well as blogging about women's empowerment and literary industry concerns. Inkscriptions is a full service publishing company that caters to those wanting a traditional or fee-for-service publishing platform. We also offer a number of a la carte services to authors, such as: editing, proofreading, formatting, etc.
  2. What propelled you to venture off into entrepreneurship?Initially, Inkscriptions was started so that I'd have a legal entity to run my literary projects through. After a number of challenges getting my first book released and running into many authors who experienced the same types of issues, I looked for ways to streamline and make the publishing process less stressful. There are a number of needs that indie authors and boutique publishers have and I wanted a way to provide high quality work, excellent customer service and reasonable prices to meet those needs. It was also very apparent that authors needed a trustworthy source for information and mentorship. There are many learning curves in this industry and it helps to have someone knowledgeable who is concerned about your success as much as their own to go to for assistance.
  3. What are three important lessons you have learned since starting out in your business(es)? 1. I may not get exactly where I want to be in the timeline I initially set for myself, but continuous effort brings about continuous progress. 2. There are many people doing what I do, but that doesn't mean there isn't a niche for each one of us. I endeavor to provide an excellent experience and equip people to be successful in this arena. Giving my best effort will in the end always pay off favorably. 3. There's always something new to learn and being open to new experiences and increasing that knowledge base definitely makes me more marketable and helps my company grow.
  4. Have you faced any particular struggles being a woman owned business owner? Not necessarily any issues because I am a woman. My issues have been more in line with having to do everything solo. This sometimes makes for slow going, but I'm getting there. Looking forward to the day when I can hire some helping hands full time. Although I do have a wonderful team of contractors that I use to help me.
  5. Tell us a little bit about your support circle; who do you rely upon for support and guidance? I have a mentor who is just invaluable. It's always a good idea to link up with someone else in your chosen field who is farther along the journey than you are. I also have two publicists that I work with who have a wealth of experience in this industry. Together they give me lots to think about and lots to work on. I'm very grateful for each of them. The ladies that I work with to contract services are amazing. They are usually able to work on last minute projects and offer their expertise and creativity to help what I'm doing be even better.
  6. What advice would you give other women seeking to delve into entrepreneurship? Firstly, believe in yourself. Know that you are worth the effort that it will take to make your dream come true. It'll be hard work and you will make many sacrifices, but in the end it will be worth it. You are worth it! Secondly, get a mentor. It's important to have someone to help hold you accountable and who will push you to do more and be better. Finally, write your vision and read it often. Create your vision board and meditate on the outcome you want. Be patient and diligent and watch your dream come to pass.
  7. Supporting other women in business is part of our mantra so tell us how can we support your business ventures? Of course purchasing my books and those of the authors I publish is a huge support. Writing reviews about our works and posting them on places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc are very helpful. Telling book clubs and avid readers about our works is always helpful. Also, sharing info on the company to authors who need services or would-be authors looking for a publisher is greatly appreciated.

We hope you enjoyed the interview with our #WomenMakingItHappen Wednesday Entreprenur, Tumika Cain. Reach out to her and show her some support! Visit her Facebook Fan Page.

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3 comments

  1. I love this weekly post that you do highlighting great women! Tumika is a true inspiration. Keep doing what you are doing!

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  2. Thank you for sharing such inspirational women, seeing others who are doing things their own way is just what I needed!

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  3. I have known Tumika for a number of years. Who she is and what she does is an absolute gift to the world. It will be hard to put down any book that she's written. So super proud of her. Make it happen, girl!

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