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Why Black Panther Hurts

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. The joy in the room felt good. The movie began and I was mesmerized by the power of the fierce...

5-Step Formula for Pricing Your Product

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, we often struggle to find the price that we believe is fair, within our customers’ budgets, indicative of the value...

7 Tips For Charging What You’re Worth

Sis, are you struggling with charging what you are worth? Remember, you are not in business if you give away services and products - you’re only in business when you sell products and services. It’s your job to sell. If you’re not selling, it’s a hobby. If profit isn’t a goal, then start a non-profit, become a philanthropist, or designate a structured program for donations within your revenue-generating business. Here are some tips for your...

6 Ways to Quit Flying Solo and Leverage Partnerships

Strategic business partnerships give your business life! Are you on the grind daily to build your business and feeling the weight of that lonely and sometimes rough entrepreneurial journey? Stop flying solo, Sis. There are many ways to connect with other professionals and entrepreneurs to lighten the load, streamline efforts, share resources, and find others who will simply have your back during the struggle. Check out these 6 ways to form partnerships that will boost  your...

6 Shifts Black Women Can Make to Play Big in Business

As a Black female entrepreneur, I can relate to what it's like when you haven't been taught to play big in business or exposed to wealth and entrepreneurship. Sometimes you feel left in the dark about what money moves will shift your small-time hustle to big dough and big business. Everything in you tells you that your story, your passion, your purpose is great, but breakthrough success can seem elusive and far away. Dreaming big isn't...

You’re On Track If Your Daily Focus Is In These 3 Business Areas

Existing paying clients. Please know that the underlined italics below “paying” are intentional. I’m not speaking of your pro-bono work, the work you did for next to nothing to get your name out there, the clients who were your test run clients. I’m speaking of paying clients. Money in the bank. They. Come. First. Make them happy. Serve them quickly and well. Follow up. Ask them to buy again. Think back on today and yesterday....

What It Looks Like When You’re Giving Your Blessings Away

My great-grandmother always told us, “No one can take your blessings from you. You can give them away. But no one can take them from you.” Her words have always been a source of security and accountability for me. It’s been a reminder that if I do right, and stay on track, that all that life has to offer me and all that I am here to offer, will come to fruition. So here are...

4 Emotions In the Way of Your Black Female Millionaire Status

Emotion #1: Fear. Successful entrepreneurs take risks. They are typically calculated risks, but risks nonetheless. Sometimes you have got to trust the God-sent intuition that sits in your gut. Of course risk-taking alone won’t get you to where you want to be, but speaking up, stepping up, going against the grain, doing things differently, being unpopular and misunderstood, failure, blazing a new trail - these are all things that the world’s greatest achievers have endured...

3 Rookie Moves to Avoid On Your Startup Journey

Rookie Move #1: Overspending. In the early days of a risky startup, the last thing we Black female entrepreneurs want to do for an unproven business model, particularly for new entrepreneurs, is shell out a bundle of dough for overhead and startup. Small business is tough. You’ll need to spend every penny wisely in order to stay competitive in today’s market. Yes, you will have to spend, but logic and timing are everything. Wait until...

7 Surprising Realities to Unlock SEO Success

No one told me how important SEO was, or even what the term meant. Instead, I learned about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) through lots of self-study on online marketing. I want to  save you some time and offer you the fruits of my learning curve if you’re just beginning your journey to increase your Google ranking. So let me pass on my a-ha moments. Before you brace yourself for amazing proclamations, know that my insights...
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