San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Aradia Knight is the Founder and President of Aidara Inc. She is a business visionary, a dynamic community leader, a popular instructor, and a respected Author.
Aradia has a solid background in financial management and business development. In 2004, she launched her first company, Behind the Numbers Bookkeeping, LLC in Washington State. Behind the Numbers Bookkeeping, LLC became the predecessor of Aidara Inc., which she founded in 2011.
Aradia practices a customized approach that meets the diverse business culture of her clients. In addition to business professionals, her customers also include individuals and families who need help with finance-related concerns. She not only provides financial management support but also trains them on how to use tools like QuickBooks and FreshBooks to help them better maintain their records.
In 2013, Aradia was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year (Business and Consulting Services), in Georgia, at the SWIBA Awards hosted by Forbes ranked leadership company, Stiletto Woman Media. She is currently studying to become an authorized CPA.
Aradia’s passion for her business is equaled by her dedication to service, and her generous spirit touches many lives. She participates in local initiatives that include youth programs, empowerment programs and mentorships. In addition, she has donated her time and talents to help military families with their finances and budget-related needs through her nonprofit, Operation Nest Egg, which she founded in 2009. This outreach has helped bring financial stability to many military families living in a complex environment. Her civic involvement includes her role as Board Advisor for Stiletto Woman Media and eBlackWomenNetwork.
She recently Co-Authored a book to be released December 10, 2013, called “Surviving Shocking Situations: Finding Courage to Succeed in Spite of Life’s Painful Moments” where she talks about her journey of being homeless and being separated from her children when she first went into business. Aradia’s contribution gives the reader an "inside look" of what it's like to be a young homeless woman who had it all, lost it, and suddenly lost it. This situation is what many women are dealing with right now (the guilt, the embarrassment, the rejection from family, etc.) - however, many of them have BIG dreams and they are beautiful and highly intelligent. She is also a contributing writer for The Business 101 Magazine and Women’s Elev