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A Seat at the Table in the Wedding Industry

A SEAT AT THE TABLE. If you have been paying attention, you’ve probably heard numerous black and brown wedding entrepreneurs express their desire for an opportunity to have a “seat at the table.” Why? We want to be heard; we want access to the same opportunities as our white counterparts; and we want the credibility we deserve for our breathtaking contributions to the wedding industry. It’s long overdue. It’s well-deserved. And, in the end, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.⠀

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Check on Your Friends

Today, news reports announced that unemployment in the travel industry has hit a whopping 51%. That means more than half of the hospitality industry’s 15.8 million jobs have been wiped out in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 crisis. So. If there was ever a time for you to “check on your friends,” now is the time. And, when you ask them how they are doing, patiently wait for an answer. Then, follow up.

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Hey there trailblazer!

I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry.

When I started Howerton+Wooten Events in 2007, I found myself “googling” a bunch of business questions that aren’t always discussed in business books. You know what I’m talking about, right?!? Those “start up” challenges that keep you up until the wee hours in the morning.

Believe me, I’ve been there — That’s why I launched this blog. To provide you with a resource you can reference with those “middle of the night” questions as you launch, run and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining!

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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