CEO Chicks Who DOMINATE - Featuring Nikki B.

Nikki Burnett

Nikki Burnett

Our CEO Chick of the month is one of our Chicago members, Nikki Burnett. She is a realtor, motivational speaker, Co-Founder of Chicago's Leading Ladies, and not to mention Wife and Basketball Mom! Check out our interview with this CEO Chick! 

  • Why entrepreneurship?

I needed to control my own schedule, pay & destiny. It allows me freedom & to do what I want...when I want. 

  • Did entrepreneurship find you or did you find it?

I found entrepreneurship in 2004 when my husband and I franchised a Dollar Store. 

  • As a business leader, what’s some of your greatest challenges?

As a business owner, some of my greatest challenges is dealing with stress as it pertains to all the responsibilities of owning your own business. 

  • When you’re not in business mode, what do you do for down time?

Drink wine...Relax...Sleep..LOL! 

  • As a CEO Chick, how are you dominating your industry?

I'm dominating my industry by staying relevant via social media, networking & constantly building my clientele. 

  • What your number one advice to a fellow CEO chick or aspiring business leader?

My #1 advice to a fellow CEO chick is to make sure you have more than one source of income & be sure not to quit your job so soon to pursue this entrepreneur lifestyle. Be strategic and plan it out!

  • What’s three things you would tell your younger self in business?
  1. Hire an experienced accountant 
  2. Use the banks money & not my own 
  3. Have multiple streams of income
  • What keeps you creative in business?

Seeing the constant changes & new waves In my industry makes me stay ahead of the game & helps to improve my marketing, skills & everything else. 

  • What can we expect next from you?
  1. My new show "Bringing Up Ballers" debuting early spring on Lifetime. 
  2. My "Rep Your HighSchool" Varsity Jacket campaign
  3. Visit to China to search for a new manufacture. 
  4. Mothers Day In Miami Weekend Retreat
  5. Relaunch & Fashion Show for BasketballMom & Hooplyfe 

Keep up with Nikki B. at she is one bad CEO Chick!