Becoming Bankable: Funding Terms You Need to Know

Accessing capital is one of our toughest challenges as black women-owned businesses. According to a report by Digital Undivided’s Project Diane, firms started by black women received only .0006% of VC funding raised by startups between 2009 and 2017. This number is offensively low! But, the reality is that venture capital (VC) funding often comes…

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Real HR Tips from Black-Owned Businesses You Can Use Today

Human Resources (HR) is one of the most important areas of business development.  Unfortunately, as black entrepreneurs, we can get stuck in the realm of Do-It-Yourself, and often deploy HR strategies with a bootstrapping mentality that can hurt the business. So when demand and growth opportunity increase or our business is experiencing growing pains, we…

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7 Black Women Attorneys You Should Know

Sis, you’ve done an amazing job building your business up to where it is today!  As a solopreneur, we know that scaling to the seven-figure level can be a difficult task. However, you don’t need or have to do this alone! In fact, if you’ve reached this point, then you’ll need the right professionals in…

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6 Sistahs in Business Accounting

As sistahpreneurs, we know how important it is to have the back end of your business in order. Especially when it comes to finances! Financial opportunities may present themselves at any time, and they will pass you right by if you aren’t prepared. So while it may be tempting to take the DIY approach, there…

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Beyond Generational Wealth: The Real Legacy You’re Leaving

When you think of a legacy, what comes to mind? For most people, the first thoughts that follow are about money, power, or social position. The mistake is believing that wealth or riches can replace the necessary legacy planning phase for their families. The power and responsibility of creating an enduring legacy for generational wealth…

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Why Startup and VC Culture is Unsustainable

Have you heard of startup and venture capital (VC) culture? Entrepreneurs are looking to pitch new and exciting business ideas to investors every day. As a business coach and owner, the startup pitch culture that exists has positives and negatives.  What I love about startup pitch culture is that it forces you to build something…

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The Mental Wear and Tear of DEI Work

Across the nation, organizations are taking on the challenge of organizational development in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). It’s complex, evolving, and layered work and isn’t often successfully done without the help of expert consultants and staff. Let’s take a look at what these Black women DEI consultants on the front lines…

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Black Women Entrepreneurs Whose Bold Moves Made History

Black women entrepreneurs start businesses as a means to create freedom for themselves and others. Because these women aren’t celebrities in the traditional sense, they’ve been easy to overlook. But not today, sis. Today you’ll learn the name of black women entrepreneurs whose bold moves made history. 1. Maggie Lena Walker Notable Quotes: “Friends and…

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