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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...

7 Self Care Practices for Black Female Entrepreneurs

For black women entrepreneurs, our self-care is vital. We spend so much of our time caring for the needs of others and our businesses that it is easy to put ourselves on the back burner. Here are a few self-care practices to help you refuel. 1. Find your tribe As a Black female, and even more so as an Entrepreneur, it is vital to surround yourself with like minded sisters! Support, encouragement, and motivation can...

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, Sis. Avoid these 7 rookie moves that leave your logo screaming ‘amateur!’ Sin #1: You're careless with DIY design When...

6 Moves to Position Yourself to Hire a Rock Star Team

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. These structures, when built well, can set the tone for high performance. They can also help new employees quickly adjust...

Networking While Black: Building a Cross-Cultural Power Network

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 the Black community is not only necessary but lucrative. In this global economy, building cross-cultural connections are must. Below are...
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