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:
Business and organizational startup and turnaround
Innovation and design thinking programming
Strategic planning and visioning
Systems analysis and design
Community and family engagement
Policy and political strategy
Danielle, serial entrepreneur and mom of four, is the Digital Marketing Director and Online Community Manager for Sistahpreneurs. She began her entrepreneurial journey by running her own in home daycare for 8 years as a way to be home with her children and still make an income. She later co-founded a local media company for pop culture where she had daily podcasts featuring everything from comic books to movies. Her latest endeavor is her role as owner and photographer for Lotus & Lily Photography, a lifestyle and portrait photography company based in Denver.
As Digital Marketing Manager for Team SPR, Danielle manages the online village and sales funnel. Through her work at Sistahpreneurs, she has combined her love for seeing small businesses succeed and passion for helping black female entrepreneurs like her fulfill their dreams. Coming from a matriarchal Caribbean family, she follows in the footsteps of her grandmother, mother, and many others, paving a way for coming generations by creating and supporting local businesses.
Years ago, when I first began my business journey I was excited and felt unstoppable, but as time passed and life happened, I put it on the back burner where it laid dormant until Makisha founded Sistahpreneurs. After working with Makisha, it felt like a weight was lifted because she helped clarify my goals, define my purpose and re-imagine the potential outcomes.
Home & Sanctuary
Let me tell you how Sistahpreneurs is helping me get my ENTIRE BUSINESS together 💃🏾🙌🏾 Day 1 of Retail Coaching yesterday and #MindBlown. I am so excited about this program and I'm ready to do the WORK👩🏾💻📚💡📆. If you're a business owner in Denver, you want Makisha Boothe in your corner 🙌🏾 #ChubbyCurlsLevelUp
Awesome!!!!! This first session gave me life and confidence and direction and if you missed it you should have been there!!! I can't wait to do more Goal Digging with you all! Sistahpreneurs is where it's at if you need some help taking your business to the next level!!!
I’m blessed by the blood sweat and tears poured into us by Sistapreneurs founder Makisha Boothe. I can't express my gratitude for our group coaching space and the amazing women I shared it with. I can't wait for 2019, to tackle the goals I set, the strategy I created toward my vision and the systems I am putting in place to support them.
We Sistahpreneurs had an epic weekend at the #goaldigger retreat! So many jewels to apply to our businesses, as well as all the connections we continue creating. Life changing!
Gem Scents Aromatics
This past weekend Joslyn Raquel & I were a part of something amazing. We sat/danced/laughed/cried in a room with 16 phenomenal Black women entrepreneurs based in Colorado and built - brick by brick - the foundation of our soon to be multi-million dollar businesses. We empowered one another, strategized like a motha, and got reaaal comfortable with knowing our WHY and our NUMBERS.
BRITTNEY RAE REESE
FIT & NU
I appreciate this Goal God of a woman, Makisha soooo much. I thank you! I’m still kicking and scream over all the homework LOL (p.s. she does not play about homework either. I messed around and didn’t get some of it done and POW it was doubled)
Booji Beauty Bar & Co.
Let me tell you, there is nothing like having a business coach that is not only a cheerleader but just the right amount of big sister, tell it like it is, don't let you play small, don't play no games, holds you accountable, and does it with all the love! that EVERYONE needs... Thank you for being one of the dopest business coaches EVER!!!
Dope Mom Life Creative Agency
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