Honored by the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce with the Clara Brown Award, Recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Region and State of Colorado, Makisha Boothe, “Queen of the Quickstart”, teaches entrepreneurs how to build systems and rapid improvement structures that grow their businesses and foster smooth daily operations.
Before founding Sistahpreneurs, the business haven for Black female entrepreneurs, Makisha co-founded and led the Denver Public Schools Innovation Lab, Imaginarium. The lab was the first district-run lab of its kind in the nation, and was designed to help principals re-design their school models and test new instructional strategies in the classroom.
Makisha has worked in politics and education reform on the national, state and local levels, to pass landmark innovation and choice legislation. She also served as the Senior Adviser to the Colorado State Senate President. She owned and operated Ya Ya Spa, LLC in Denver, Colorado, while working in the political world. Ya Ya Spa was featured in Black Enterprise and was known for its nostalgic atmosphere and specialty pedicures.
As a rapid improvement coach, Makisha helps small businesses re-think their brands, systems, resource allocation, and human capital strategies.
Makisha’s expertise spans a wide range of strategic consulting solutions: