Starting a Business
Starting a business requires making all kinds of decisions, and one of the most important is how you’re going to operate and do business. It requires asking all kinds of questions about concepts that are pretty foreign to folks new to the game. I had an amazing discussion with business law expert Carliss Chatman about all of this, and she dropped AAAALLLLLL of the jewels.
How to reset when you feel overwhelmed, out of control, or too busy to reach your dream: Lessons from Tiffany Haddish and Meek Mill
As summer is making her exit, I've been trying to take full advantage of the last few weeks. I rarely watch television, but I binge-watched a few things recently. Two programs in particular got me thinking a lot about the importance of having a vision. One was Tiffany...
Once your business is registered with the state and you’re a legit business owner, the next step is to get a Tax ID number. Ya’ll know the IRS wants their money! This article outlines when you should apply and where to go do it.
Co-working spaces for women and people of color // Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name
Co-working spaces are shared office environments for folks who are otherwise typically working solo or in small groups. Finding the right fit for a co-working space can be important because of the day-to-day connections you can make.
Once you decide to start a business, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how your business will operate. Most people should incorporate their businesses before hanging out a shingle.
Did you know that Nike, Inc. used to be named "Blue Ribbon Sports"? Or that Google started out as "BackRub"? Imagine if we were going around today saying, "let me backrub that..." That would be weird. These iconic companies started out the same way many companies...
If you’re going to start a business in the United States, you may think about incorporating it. You can incorporate your business with the Secretary of State’s office (or your state’s equivalent) where you have an address and plan to do business. Peep this article for all of the Secretary of State offices and their contact information.
Nobody cares about your product. They care about how you’re going to improve their lives. We’re living in a time where people are stressed and trying to do it all, and they need help! Where do you fit in to offer what your customers and clients need?
One bio I’ve been amazed by for years is that of Janice Bryant Howroyd. If you’ve never heard of her, you should Google that name. Mrs. Howroyd serves in many capacities, including as an entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, businesswoman, author, and mentor. Born in a small, segregated North Carolina town called Tarboro, she rose to become the first African-American woman to build a $1 billion business.