Posts by Kisha

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Denise Burgess

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Denise Burgess is President/CEO of Burgess Services, Inc., a Denver-based construction management firm. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce since 2010, and recently served as Chair of the Board. She has been listed in the Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of…

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7 Black Women That Went from the Kitchen to Walmart

Black women in retail

The business path of entrepreneurship has allowed an increasing number of Black women to find their goods on the shelves of boutiques and big-box stores. They’re a part of a rapidly growing number of Black women (over two million) who are forging their own path toward retail success. In 2017, Black women were the fastest…

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Logo Creation

Entrepreneurs who get over-consumed with building a website and logo are often putting the cart before the horse. You should map out your brand promise, brand personality, ideal customer, and product value first before worrying about visual design. However, once your foundation is laid and it’s time to produce a logo, make us all proud,…

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6 Moves to Position Yourself to Hire a Rock Star Team

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The worst time to prepare to hire is when you badly need help. You should always operate your business as if someone else is going to run it without you present. This means you put structures in place to systematize, train and manage a team over time – not when the house is on fire.…

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Networking While Black: Building a Cross-Cultural Power Network

Networking While Black

Building a power network is about making a name for yourself and building a community of people who know and support you and your brand, who are willing to do business and enter partnerships with you, and who send business your way. Oftentimes, building this kind of power network this means that stepping outside of…

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Black Hair, Skin and Body Care Businesses in Denver

Black Hair Salons in Denver

Moving to Denver can have its beauty and self-care challenges as a Black woman. The dry climate can wreak havoc on your hair and skin. To compound matters, black hair care and body care products, stores and professionals can be a challenge to find. Don’t worry Sis, Denver Metro is consistently ranked as one of…

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Secrets for Testing Your Business Idea

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Too often, I see our sistahs seeking the traditional method of business startup: get an idea, write a business plan, get funding, launch the business, and get ready for the bumpy drive and possible crash. Sounds pessimistic, but I’ve got some encouraging words of wisdom for the aspiring sistahpreneurs that might increase your chances of…

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5 Business Model Changes that Can Generate More Revenues

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The business idea is a very important part of a business but you’re idea is going nowhere fast without a profitable and sustainable business model. Thinking more about the model – the value proposition, customer avatar, channels, revenue streams and other model components is key to your success. Many great business ideas die because the…

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Why Black Panther Hurts

Black Panther Movie Review

This weekend I went to see Black Panther along with thousands of other excited viewers. I went to see it twice. I was excited to be in a movie theater where my people came adorned in Afrocentric attire or all Black gear. As trailers rolled, the energy and rising anticipation for the movie was intoxicating.…

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5-Step Formula for Pricing Your Product

Black Woman Entrepreneur Farmers Market

I personally know the anxiety that comes with pricing your product and having to negotiate that price. If you’re not a born saleswoman who lives for the challenge of negotiation, easily finds your way to the best price with a customer, and has no problem raising prices, you GO girl. For many of us, though,…

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