Myrrie Hayes is the co-owner of a multimillion-dollar Empire, which started as one rented property-turned group home. She is a serial Entrepreneur. Her Empire now consists of a consulting agency, a staffing agency, a training academy, and a 501c3 nonprofit.
She is also involved in a Turo fleet business, a financial services business, and an array of investments as she is an avid investor. Since the start and through a global pandemic, her main company has grown, many clients have been coached, she has experienced multimillion-dollar growth, and Myrrie has changed her family tree including the people around her.
Myrrie Hayes is a wife, mother, grandmother, and owner of a multimillion dollar Empire, which started as a behavioral residential organization. In 2016, she found a need in the behavioral industry for quality care for the severely mentally ill (SMI) population in Arizona. After extensive research, a $12,500 investment, and a year-long process; it was a dream turned into reality. Within the first year, Myrrie realized the need was so great that this venture was totally scalable. In less than 3 years she grew from 1 location to 10 and acquired a city block in a rural area to not only bring much needed services there, but also to begin to scale in a major way.
Myrrie Hayes is a serial Entrepreneur. Her Empire now consists of a consulting agency, a staffing agency, a training academy, and a 501c3 nonprofit business. She is also involved in a Turo business, a tax service business, a financial service business, and she is an avid investor. Since the start in 2017, through a global pandemic, her main company has grown and continues to grow. Many clients have been coached, she has experienced multimillion-dollar growth, and Myrrie has changed her family tree and the people around her. She is excited for the future and the opportunity to show you how to duplicate what she has accomplished!
Women’s History Month Reflections:
When you hear the term Women’s History Month, what does it mean to you, and what message can you deliver to our readers that relates to your thoughts?
Women’s History Month reminds me to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout the years within our culture and society. It’s a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who lead the way for change. As women we wake up everyday and just “make it happen!” No matter what, we bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan, and also never forget to let our spouse/significant other/children know they are important but we never celebrate ourselves.
Name something within your family’s women’s history that makes you proud, and tell us why it’s important to you!
I come from a long list of powerful women. My mom was the mother of 14 children. She was also instrumental in starting a head start program in her community back when this was unheard of and no resources available. Strapped with only having an 8th grade education herself, she fought for not just her own children’s education, but also the people in her community. I’m also proud of my older sisters that served their country and despite our low financial resources were able to obtain degrees and military recognition against all odds.
Tell us a story about a time you battled a challenge related to being a woman of color.
I can give many instances of battling challenges as a woman of color growing up, but one that is vivid in my mind is when I first started my business. My partner and I started our business in an area where the total minority population was 2.9%. You could feel the tension when we walked in the room to meet with the agencies involved in the process. It was an uphill battle. We decided to have a positive attitude and came up with the saying “BOYBB: Be On Your Best Behavior!” Even when I came up against people that obviously were treating us unfairly due to being a woman of color, I chose the high road and stayed on my best behavior.