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Some Entrepreneurial Insights I Tend to Write Down Somewhere Between Breakfast and the Start of my Work Day.
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So, what’s a business person to do? Well, always remember that the decision to help is unapologetically yours. In the meantime, I’ve have noted below four (4) things to remember as you make your decision to get your “brain picked.”
Last weekend, my husband and I had a long chat about the impact of my “business owner life” on him and our family. It’s a requirement for us because the impact of my entrepreneur life almost took out our marriage (twice).
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.⠀
Quite honestly, we are all going to stumble through these conversations we are having about race relations. And, that’s okay! The key — the most important thing — is that we are HAVING these conversations.
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.
As a business owner, you will need to develop a solid team. That solid team could consist of full-time employees, contractors and interns. Here are five (5) key things your team should be before you mark them as “solid”
I was very curious about the transition of the NFL Draft from a live event with hundreds of participants and stakeholders to a virtual event, so I watched and received numerous take-aways for professional event planners to consider.
Each ascension is just like the first time. The doubts are louder. The room is bigger, the risk is greater, the responsibility is heavier.
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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