In-Home Senior Care With a Friendly Face


– As seen in the January 2014Business Edition issue of The INDIEgator.
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Qiana JamesQiana James is a Healthcare Professional who specializes in the in-home non-medical care of Seniors living independently as well as non-medical Disability care services for those living with disabilities. Her company is very committed to providing an excellent one on one experience for each client with a smile. Promoting stability, personal growth, individual development and happiness in the comfort of ones own home is part of the Friendly Faces Senior Care mission. As the foundation for her passion, Qiana has obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship & Management from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. She is a graduate of the prestigious Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, one of the Nation’s Leading Entrepreneurship Programs.

Check out Qiana’s Exclusive interview with The INDIEgator below. Afterwards, you can learn more about her credentials and her company’s services on their website shown at the end.


The INDIEgator: To start this off we had to ask, what influenced your decision to name your company Friendly Faces Senior Care? 

Qiana: I wanted something that reflected my personality, also something that was catchy, memorable and stood out amongst my competitors.

The INDIEgator: Ok, that makes sense. It definitely works! Qiana, when did you first realize you wanted to go into the Healthcare field as a career?

Qiana: While assisting with the care of my Grandma, I realized that I really enjoyed and had a passion for taking care of elders.  It was just something that came natural.  

The INDIEgator: Are there any other Medical professionals in your family?

Qiana: Yes, actually. My mom and two of my aunts all served as Caretakers at some point in their lives.

The INDIEgator: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up and how does that compare to today?

Qiana: I have wanted to be an Entrepreneur since I was 8 years old. Originally I wanted to own an upscale salon & day spa. As an adult I graduated from the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston.  I always knew that no matter what, I wanted to be in some form of ownership.

The INDIEgator: How important would you say Education is for Entrepreneurs (or those wanting to own their own brand) when it comes to learning a craft?

Qiana: Very, very important. You have to become an Expert at your craft before you sell it to others.

The INDIEgator: What were the biggest lessons that you learned and tools you gained from your own education?

Qiana: Being a part of the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the Bauer College of Business, I learned the importance of hard work & dedication and saw how it really pays off. I also learned the skill of networking which has been very instrumental and fundamental in my success up to this point in life.  My company regularly attends networking events, especially those related to elder care.  To quote Adam Small, “Networking is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization.”

The INDIEgator: That is so true! Let’s talk work experiences. Often times before people realize the Career they love, they will work many Jobs they hate. How have some of your past jobs helped you with your own business endeavors?

Qiana: I always hated office work or sitting behind a desk.  That works great for some people but I would just get bored and watch the clock.  I needed work that inspired me, something I was passionate about.

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Kitty Y. Williams
Since moving to Houston, CEO Kitty Y. Williams (MissKittyTV Networks, LLC) has brought positive media exposure to Entertainers, Business Owners, Authors, Filmmakers, Community Leaders and other unique individuals Worldwide. Beginning with MissKittyTV in 2006, she filmed exclusive interviews, showcases, web cam episodes and events around the city, sharing with the world via YouTube. In 2007 she started her Kitty Williams LIVE radio broadcast on BlogTalkRadio, interviewing guests and showcasing music from several independent entertainers. (Read More on LinkedIn)

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