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People of Color in Entrepreneurship: Seek Respect Rather than Acceptance

The narrative for the African-American (I prefer, Black) person is consistent in a country full of original sin of an inhumane practice of being systematically at the bottom of the totem pole and only being seen as “worker bees”, inferior, replaceable, or dare I say it, worthy of extermination... The...

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How This Millennial Small Business Owner Has Thrived in Her Community Despite Trying Times

*This post is sponsored by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Find out why Iowa is the #2 state for opportunity right now. Do you dream of starting your own business, but are weary of its future success during these times of social distancing? Or maybe you’re currently in a larger...

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How to Have a Safe and Budget-Friendly Anniversary During a Pandemic

Anniversaries are special events, and they’re always worth celebrating. However, sometimes life gets in the way, and we’re not just talking about a busy work week or wrangling kids, either. The year 2020 has been marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying quarantines and shelter-in-place orders that it...

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3 Simple Tips for Workplaces to Embrace True Diversity and Inclusion
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3 Simple Tips for Workplaces to Embrace True Diversity and Inclusion

It is the best of times and it is the worst of times. Diversity and inclusion have never gained this much support especially with the recent surge in Black Lives matter movement but it’s too easy to see through how diversity and inclusion strategies at some workplaces rely on...

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Now’s The Time To Make The Shift From Physical to Digital — Grow and Expand your Local Network Online

Two years ago, my side gig of five years had grown enough to become my full-time business. The social media marketing empire of my dreams was becoming a reality and I was determined to take it as far as it could go. That meant building relationships and finding my...

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