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When you’re walking in your purpose, the universe will reward you. You will just start getting opportunities to make money doing something that you love because you’re showing up, and you’re doing it in a way that is super authentic and that connects with people. – Jannese Torres-Rodriquez Episode Summary: Jannese Torres-Rodriguez is a personal...
9 June 2021 - 11:20, by , in business, No comments
All of us started our businesses for different reasons, but I bet most of you reading this right now want to have a business that brings about a positive community impact.  There’s also this unspoken expectation for black and brown business owners to return to our communities and (almost single handedly) provide financial and other...
I had the honor of being a guest on Paul Zelizer’s incredible Awarepreneurs Podcast where we talked about the power of starting your own business and all things related to social entrepreneurship. Not only does business ownership empower the founder, but it also empowers the founder’s family and local community. Contrary to popular belief, you...
25 June 2020 - 8:34, by , in business, No comments
Business ownership definitely has its perks, here are a few you may not have considered before. Independence. As a business owner, you are your own boss. You can’t get fired. More importantly, you have the freedom to make the decisions that are crucial to your own business success. This independence is really freeing, but it’s...
California’s minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2020 to $13 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12 for employers with 25 or fewer employees. California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide by 2022 for large businesses, and...
27 December 2019 - 7:02, by , in ask asha, business, contracts, No comments
Pay close attention to the contract terms, the dispute venue, and whether or not arbitration is required.
23 December 2019 - 6:58, by , in ask asha, business, contracts, No comments
Contracts are extremely important and it is imperative that you know and understand the terms of any contract that is drafted on your behalf and any contract you're asked to sign.
Do you set goals for your business? And does that look different from how you set goals for yourself? Let's discuss.
When you learn to say ‘no’ to things that don’t serve you, you welcome in opportunities that do support you.” – Evie Prete Episode Summary: In this episode, we will be talking about the art of negotiation with Evie Prete.  Evie is your local Badass helping people tap into their inner dopeness. She is a...
Our emotions are so tied to money. Our mental health is so tied to money. If you have ADHD, depression, anxiety; if you’re on the spectrum, if you have other diagnoses, those will have an influence, for better or for worse, on how you handle money.” – Deborah Johnson Miranda Episode Summary: Are you a...
Insurance isn’t as expensive as we might think. So be upfront with your agent, ask all the questions that you think are silly, and make them explain it to you until you are comfortable and know exactly what you’re paying for.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: As a business owner, you need to have...
The reason I left public accounting wasn’t because of the work. It was the micromanagement and corporate politics that I just did not see myself having longevity in those situations.” – Chika Obih, CPA Episode Summary: Taxes can be a daunting part of any business owner’s life, but they do not have to be. Today,...
For anybody with a product-based business, you should always find out what the trade show is for your industry because it exposes you to hundreds of retailers looking to bring products into their stores.” – Candice Cox Episode Summary: Established in 2011, CanDid Art is an artisanal jewelry, home décor, and kids lifestyle brand influenced...
My goal with this membership community is to be the one-stop shop where you go for your business advice, your legal education, and your financial planning tools.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: Highs and lows are inevitable in business (and in life), but if you have a good legal strategy, access to financial planning...
I knew that to grow my business, I needed to delegate some of the work, maybe duplicate some of the talents that I had, because I couldn’t keep doing it all on my own.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: Welcome back to the podcast, everybody! Today we are marching forward in our small series...
It is time for us, as Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, to build businesses that are truly capable of leaving a financial legacy.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: If you’re tired of searching for contracts on the internet, blindly tweaking them, and hoping for the best, this is the episode for you! As you already...
How can you use your business to actually make a financial plan? How are you going to take advantage of the benefits that come with being an LLC owner? A lot of people don’t think about this.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: While there are many advantages to having a business in the United...
22 February 2022 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
The colonizer mindset that makes us feel guilty to rest because rest was reserved for the wealthy. Slave owners, whether they were in Georgia or in Columbia, it was always the rich white people that had the luxury of rest because they exploited people in order to plant cotton or plants, sugar cane, or work...