New Year CEO Prep

New Year CEO Prep

Whew! What a year! This year 2020 has been filled with ups and downs, wins and losses, for the nation as a whole and for the Black community in particular. While over 40% of Black business owners have closed their doors due to the pandemic, others have experienced unprecedented growth and advancement due to an…

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The Consequences of Starving Your Business

Black woman leading team

Look, sis, we all know that running a small business takes a lot of funds, and it’s tempting to cut the costs where you can. But, it’s also important to know that taking a do-it-yourself approach to the big things isn’t really free. Instead, if you try to DIY the tasks that keep your business…

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Money Moves During the Pandemic Recession

Black woman entrepreneur with Afro hairstyle wearing protective mask against COVID virus

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…

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Black Women Entrepreneurs Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

Black Women in Business and COVID-19

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…

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7 Must-Attend Conferences for Black Women Entrepreneurs

Black women business conference

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…

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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,…

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6 Moves to Position Yourself to Hire a Rock Star Team

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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.…

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Black Hair, Skin and Body Care Businesses in Denver

Black Hair Salons in Denver

Denver Metro is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. We continue to outperform the U.S. as whole with an unemployment rate is 3%, one of the lowest in the country. Great! Especially for the Black professional escaping the hustle of the urban cities in the east and north. Well…great until…

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Secrets for Testing Your Business Idea

Black Woman Business Owner Serving

Too often, I see our sistahs seeking the traditional method of business startup: get an idea, write a business plan, get funding, launch the business, and get ready for the bumpy drive and possible crash. Sounds pessimistic, but I’ve got some encouraging words of wisdom for the aspiring sistahpreneurs that might increase your chances of…

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