In 2016, we'll have a national presence and that's where I need your help! I've been invited to be a vendor at the 2016 New Orleans Natural Hair Expo which garners more than 700 attendees. In preparation, I applied to the Black upStart to guide me in formulating a business plan, streamlined production method, and pricing strategy. My goal is to not only introduce a great product on the market, but to employ myself and marginalized members of the black community struggling to reintegrate into society.
Here is my goal: Get 60 people to donate $5 by January 15, 2016.
I've searched for programs like this that would address the unique challenges that black entrepreneurs face in starting a business and raising capital, I believe I've found it. The Black upStart will not only teach me how to form a solid business plan, but also how to capitalize on my idea to the benefit of my community. I need your help in raising $300 to cover the remaining cost of my tuition. Any dollar I raise over that amount will be used to build my product for my business.
The Impact: Between 1998 and 2015 black female-owned business skyrocketed by 322%.
Contribute to the Golden Age of female entrepreneurship. Did you know that female entrepreneurs are more likely to invest in education, family, and community? "In emerging markets, women reinvest 90% of their earnings in their families and communities—which means that investing in women is an investment in our collective future."
--Candida Brush, Forbes
Do you believe in me? I promise I won't let you down.
Please consider contributing to cover my tuition. Thank you so very much for believing in me!