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Creating Antiracist Physical Spaces: Sistahbiz Spotlight on Kaci Taylor

As people around the United States and the world  experience an unprecedented year of unrest, protest, and awakening to anti-black racism, many are seeking tangible ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, re-think diversity and inclusion, and transform systems and culture in service of equity. We caught up with Kaci Taylor, owner of THE5WH, and currently Colorado’s only licensed female Black architect, and asked her to share her own compelling story. In this interview,...

Money Moves During the Pandemic Recession

The 2020 recession did not come to play. If these last few months of the pandemic have showed us anything, sis, it’s that things are always changing. COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders have impacted everyone, but Black-owned micro businesses like yours and mine have probably been hit hardest of all. Financial experts have already identified this as a major recession.  So how can you and your small business weather this storm? Now more than ever, it’s...

The Home Office: 7 Tips for Productivity When Working From Home

Working from home brings its own unique challenges, since home tends to be a personal space where we go to relax, decompress, and live our lives beyond the workplace. The people who work from home  successfully are the ones who figured out how to set boundaries between their work lives and their personal ones, enabling them to be productive in their own time and space.  So whether you’re working from home due to COVID-19 or...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Orion Brown

Orion Brown, Founder & CEO of BlackTravelBox®, is a brand strategy professional with over 15 years of experience. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, she led brand strategy at Oracle. Where she facilitated Fortune 100 client engagements to deliver data-driven consumer insights. She led brand marketing efforts for the Transformers and My Little Pony brands at Hasbro. And at Nestle, she worked on innovation for the iconic Nesquik brand. Orion is a lover of travel and...

17 Podcasts Every Black Woman Entrepreneur Needs In Her Rotation

I love to catch up on podcast episodes during routines, like my daily commutes, when I’m folding laundry or cleaning. I struggle to find time otherwise for my own entrepreneurial development. So I tune in for this reason and for many of the same reasons that Forbes has shared. Podcasts are a great way to work on personal growth and professional development on the go. Listen to them in the car, when washing dishes, or...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Sales Maven Nadia Brown

Dr. Nadia Brown is a sales strategist, consultant, trainer, and founder of The Doyenne Agency, a sales firm that works with business owners, companies, and corporations to multiply revenue and awaken the consistent closer within your sales team using the Consistent Sales Method™. Nadia brings over fifteen years of experience and massive results with clients, including raising their rates, decreasing their refund requests, and doubling or tripling their annual revenues. She dropped in to share...

Zoom, There It Is! Leveling Up Your Webinar Game

Part of this story might sound familiar to you. . .  Right in the middle of a four-week business bootcamp, my team and I were forced to make a complete 180° turn. We had to take our bootcamps digital on Zoom, begin marketing completely online, and fill our virtual seats with attendees, many of whom were complete novices to webinars. To make a long story short, we had literally five days to get our company,...

Creating Fun and Engaging Webinar Workshops

Holding events online is the new normal, which means that your customers are probably attending at least a few webinars every week, and things are probably starting to blur together. Worried that your Zoom meeting or other online events are getting lumped in with the rest? Read on for some tips and tricks to upgrade your virtual presence and help your business shine! Use rotating slides to help folks get started on their own Those...

Black Women Entrepreneurs Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

I’m not about that sailor life by any means, but a few years back, I learned a little about the origins of the phrase “getting your sea legs.” A term that I believe Black women entrepreneurs need to hear and embrace at a time like this. The phrase refers to an experience that sailors often have during the first few days of a passage. Boats don’t just pitch and roll; they also make other movements...

SistahBiz Spotlight on Marci Perry

This week’s SistahBiz Spotlight is Marci Perry, owner and founder of Denver Shine Company, an innovator in the Denver entrepreneurial scene. After working for a family member's shoe shining business in college, she launched her company with a mission to redefine the way that people think of the shoe shine business, added a mobile element to an age old brick & mortar industry, and the rest is history. In addition to the mobile experience, Denver...
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