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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....

17 Capital Funds for Black and Women Entrepreneurs

Business incubators, capital funds 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. Impacted by historical wealth, credit and trust gaps, funding inequity starts in the early-stage friends and family funding. The lack of access...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler

Dr. Nita Mosby-Tyler is our black woman entrepreneur spotlight for this month and the SHE-eo of two companies. Her first company, the Equity Project, is an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and for-profit organizations.
 She also recently launched The HR Shop - when she realized that her clients often needed support with human capital...

7 Black Women That Went from the Kitchen to Walmart

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 growing group of small business owners, but often the lowest revenue generators. Here’s a list of seven Black women who...

Sistahbiz Spotlight on Krystal Covington

Krystal Covington is the founder of Women of Denver. The organization hosts workshops and summits each year to help their growing community of women sharpen business skills and connect with other like-minded women. We love Krystal's savvy way of bringing diverse women from all walks of life together in one room where everyone feels included and welcome. Her huge impact on women in Denver has sparked this Sistahbiz feature. Women of Denver has grown into...

7 Must-Attend Conferences for Black Women Entrepreneurs

A weekend full of inspiration and motivation can do wonders for Black women that own their own businesses! Being around a village of dreamers and doers filled with #blackgirlmagic could be just what you need. Whether you are ready to start your entrepreneurial journey or have been in the game for a few years, here are a few must attend conferences for us Sistahpreneurs: Afrotech 2019 November 7 – 10, 2019; Oakland, CA Afrotech is...
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