if you want to make something of yourself, you have to believe in yourself. Business Rockstars Published 7:30 am CST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Photo: Entrepreneur Network Photo: Entrepreneur Network Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Entrepreneur Network Success Stems From Self-Belief, so Own Your Power as a Woman Entrepreneur 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In this video, Stephanie McLean, the Founder of Trendy Treat, talks about how she always wanted to become an entrepreneur, in part, because it meant taking something she's passionate about and running with it. Women, McLean notes, generally have more power than they believe they are capable of. McLean also … [Read more...] about Success Stems From Self-Belief, so Own Your Power as a Woman Entrepreneur
Although black-owned businesses continue to grow, black entrepreneurs still face significant challenges. As an African American woman entrepreneur, I frequently attend events to expand my knowledge base and network to overcome business challenges. During the B.O.S.S. (Business Owner Success Strategies) Brunch, a conference for women business owners, I met a young lady who changed my entire life as an entrepreneur by reminding me what was necessary to be successful. Her name is Artelia “Tilly” Shegog and she is the 10-year-old CEO of Boss Baby Enterprises. The kidpreneur’s confidence and composed excitement in a room full of women entrepreneurs intrigued me. As I observed her throughout the day, she reminded me of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, at any age. Use What You Got I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting with Tilly’s mother, Aisha Bigstaff. I asked Aisha how Tilly was able to get her business started so fast and she said, “It … [Read more...] about How a 10-Year-Old ‘Boss Baby’ Changed My Life as an Entrepreneur
Last year, I felt that my whole life revolved around work. In 2019, that is all going to change. Nicole Snow Published 9:30 am CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Nicole Snow and her daughter Nicole Snow and her daughter Photo: Erica Stoeckeler Photo: Erica Stoeckeler Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Nicole Snow and her daughter Nicole Snow and her daughter Photo: Erica Stoeckeler I'm a Woman Entrepreneur Who Created a Better Work-Life Balance. How You Can Do That, Too. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In 2018 -- just last year! -- I felt that my whole life revolved around work. I didn’t feel that I had any control over my time; my business set my entire agenda, even on weekends. … [Read more...] about I’m a Woman Entrepreneur Who Created a Better Work-Life Balance. How You Can Do That, Too.
Stone and Strand founder Nadine McCarthy Kahane found a mentor so valuable, she brought her on as a formal advisor. Stephanie Schomer Published 8:00 am CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Photo: Stone And Strand Photo: Stone And Strand Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Stone And Strand How A Job Listing Earned This Jewelry Entrepreneur a Business Advisor -- and Friend 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In the Women Entrepreneur series Mentor Moments, female founders sit down to chat with their own mentors (and us!) about how and why the relationship developed, and the lasting impact it’s had on their careers. When Nadine McCarthy Kahane posted a job opening on her business … [Read more...] about How A Job Listing Earned This Jewelry Entrepreneur a Business Advisor — and Friend
Almost 100 years after Madam C.J. Walker built a 34-room mansion in New York, beauty business guru Richelieu Dennis plans to turn the legendary beauty pioneer’s estate into an incubator for black women in business. Talk about coming full circle! Dennis, the founder of Shea Moisture who started his nearly $1 billion business empire by selling soap in Harlem in the ’90s, purchased the Villa Lewaro estate last summer, reports The Associated Press. He recently told Essence that he plans to convert the 28,000-square-feet residence into a “learning institute, or think tank, to foster entrepreneurship for present and future generations,” geared to help women entrepreneurs of color. Madam C.J. Walker Madam C.J. Walker (Wikimedia) Born as the daughter of slaves, Walker made a fortune selling haircare products for black women in the 19th and 20th century, becoming one of the first self-made women millionaires in U.S. history. She built her Italianate villa-style mansion … [Read more...] about Shea Moisture Founder Richelieu Dennis to Turn Madam C.J. Walker’s Estate Into a Center for Black Women Entrepreneurs