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Sistahbiz Spotlight on Soaring Independent Cooperative

Soaring Independent is a black female-owned home care cooperative in Dane County, WI.  Georgia Allen and Josezette Bridges are the faces of this co-op, striving to offer quality home care services to elderly people and individuals with mobility issues. After being fed up with low wages, high turnover and low-quality care, Allen and a group of colleagues  started thinking about creating a business of their own. With the worker-owned concept, they knew that would increase...

Make-or-Break Aspects of a Quality Video

    A recent study showed that there is a definite correlation between the quality of your video and a website’s conversion rate. While websites featuring low quality video convert at 2.6%, websites featuring high quality video convert at 7.6%.The quality of your video can make the difference between someone continuing through with your call to action or not being interested in your product.       The goal is to create high-quality content that...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Jeneba Barrie

Jeneba Barrie is Founder and Creative Director of Jeneba Barrie Nude Footwear, LLC. Her line is a first to fill the diversity gap in the shoe world, creating inclusive options for women of any shade. Jeneba Barrie is a luxury skin-tone shoe line with an objective of revolutionizing and redefining the meaning of nude shoes from beige to skin-tone colors that matches the wear’s complexion. Finally some nude heels we can all slay in!!! Here...

7 Reasons You Need Video To Market Your Business

Video is becoming a necessity in the marketing world. From Live Streams and Stories on Social Media to Website Introductions and Vlogging, video will help you to reach the next level. Statistics show that 78% of people watch online videos every week and 55% view online videos every day. By 2020, online videos will make up more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic-That is HUGE!   Here are some reasons that video is a...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Tamala Austin

  Author of Love My Body Again: 21-Day Meditation to Create Your Best Body Now and a certified health coach,  Austin created J.I.V.E. Juice to provided organic cold-pressed fruit juices and smoothies to support a healthy lifestyle. She turned to juicing, nutrition, meditation and exercise following a diagnosis of high blood pressure, eventually launching a growing juice delivery service throughout the Houston metro.   What’s The #1 Piece Of Advice You Have For Black Women...

Guide to Finding and Working With Co-packers

  If you want to take your food or beauty product to market, you probably know the difference between creating your goods at home and being in a commercial facility. When creating your products in small batches in your kitchen, you can sell your products locally, such as at a flea market or a local boutique. Selling your products online is another option. But if you are looking to scale your business and get your...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Tamara Banks

  Emmy Award winning journalist Tamara Banks is a pillar in the Denver community and our Sistahbiz Spotlight for this week. We appreciate her light, depth and commitment to truth and justice. She has been making waves as a Black Female entrepreneur, creating transformational social change through excellence in journalism. Tamara is a former anchorwoman for WB2 News, and has been featured on numerous news networks including PBS, CNN, ABC News, HDNet's World Report, BBC,...

7 Black Women Owned Clothing and Apparel Lines

Black culture has always been a leading influence in the fashion and design industry. Black-owned brands are growing in number and popularity. If you’re a melanin woman who loves to dress to impress from head to toe, why not get your fleek on with linens designed by our very own?!  Below are 7 up-and-coming clothing and apparel lines made by Black Women Fashionistas : 1. Sweet Knowledge Clothing Leslie Antonoff, a Howard University Alum created...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Denise Burgess

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 Commerce, a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Colorado, a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

13 Business Incubators and Pitch Competitions for Black Entrepreneurs

Business incubators, accelerators and pitch competitions are launching nation-wide as part of a growing design thinking movement and startup culture.  These initiatives are helping to close the funding gap for Black women entrepreneurs! One of the biggest obstacles that Black women entrepreneurs face is gaining access to capital and business development support. Although we are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs, we are among the lowest earners and most underfunded.  Only 0.2 percent of venture...
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