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What You Need to Know to Start a Food Business

July 15, 2021

What You Need to Know to Start a Food Business Are you dreaming of starting a food truck? Do your friends tell you that your salsa is delicious enough to sell? Do you want to open a restaurant? A bakery? A popcorn shop? A coffee shop? A catering business? We talked to Kendra Wills, a … Read more

Q&A: Attorney Brent Greers on Legal Rules Every New Business Needs to Understand

June 25, 2021

Q&A: Attorney Brent Greers on Legal Rules Every New Business Needs to Understand What steps can someone take to determine what kind of entity they need to be? Your primary questions to ask yourself should be about taxes and liability. So, depending on your answers to those two questions will determine what the most appropriate … Read more

Christina VanDam on being a business owner and a mother

May 7, 2021

Christina VanDam on being a business owner and a mother Christina VanDam is a the owner of Zeal Aerial Fitness and a GROW client.  How old were your children when you started your business? My son was actually the reason I started to pursue my business. I was laid off while on maternity leave. I … Read more

Leadership Coaching

Q&A: Lorraine Medici on Coaching Leadership

May 6, 2021

What does it mean to be a coaching leader? It is critical for leaders to be a coach, and that is the wave of the future, as opposed to the top-down mentality. We want leaders to promote self-reliant problem solvers. What is happening when we aren’t doing that is getting passive employees who don’t take … Read more

Business Partners Alita Kelly and Khara DeWit Discuss Motherhood

May 6, 2021

Business Partners Alita Kelly and Khara DeWit Discuss Motherhood Alita Kelly and Khara DeWit are the co-founders of South East Market, a grocery market with a mission to increase access to healthy food options through dignified means. How old were your children when you started your business? A: My daughter was 9 when South East Market … Read more

7 Ways to Go Green with Your Business

7 Ways to Go Green with Your Business

April 22, 2021

7 Ways to Go Green with Your Business   Small businesses can have a big impact on the environment by adopting eco-friendly practices. And, going green is likely to have a big impact on your business. Consumers are increasingly favoring sustainable businesses. A recent study conducted by the National Retail Federation showed that 70% of … Read more

Q&A: Yelena Wells on Interactive Marketing

March 16, 2021

Q&A: Yelena Wells on Interactive Marketing Yelena Wells is the Vice President of Business Development at  Elite One Media. She specializes in marketing strategy, SEO, web design, social media and VR. As  a Google Trusted Photographer and a Google Partner, she is certified by Google to create virtual tours and is formally recognized for having … Read more

Books for Women Entrepreneurs

7 Must-Read Books for Women Entrepreneurs

March 15, 2021

7 Must-Read Books for Women Entrepreneurs These books for women entrepreneurs will inspire you on your journey, guide you to success and help you create the life of your dreams. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown Professor, podcaster, author, researcher and adored thought leader Brene Brown brings her signature vulnerability-centered approach to leadership in this … Read more

Q&A: Dr. Valencia Agnew on Recharging when You are Emotionally Drained

March 1, 2021

Q&A: Dr. Valencia Agnew on Recharging when You are Emotionally Drained How has the pandemic impacted our mental health overall? There is so much more anxiety, depression, and even substance abuse and domestic abuse. People are experiencing trauma from the global grief and loss. Even though we may not know the 500,000 who have died … Read more

The One Relationship that can Determine Your Success

February 25, 2021

The One Relationship that can Determine Your Success What exactly is a mentor? A mentor is a person in your life who provides guidance. An ideal mentor is authentic, engaging, available and in-tune with your goals and needs. They are where you want to be, and they use their experience to help you get there. … Read more

Virtual Events

Q&A: Cynthia Kay on Creating a Successful Virtual Event

February 12, 2021

Q&A: Cynthia Kay on Creating a Successful Virtual Event If 2020 taught is anything, it’s that virtual events are here to stay. Virtual events can be a great benefit to your business, but according to Cynthia Kay, owner of Cynthia Kay and Company media production,  we have a lot to learn to make these events … Read more

black-owned businesses

6 Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses, Long-Term

February 1, 2021

6 Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses, Long-Term Supporting black-owned businesses closes the racial wealth gap, fosters economically healthy communities, and creates jobs and opportunities.  Before the pandemic, 95% of small businesses in mostly black communities had a cash buffer of 2 weeks or less. 46% of black-owned businesses closed or will be forced to close … Read more