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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.
23 November 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
When families learn together, that increases retention, that increases your passion. When you learn together, everybody’s advancing exponentially because those conversations come home.” – Olatunde Sobomehin Episode Summary: Community, character, and collaboration; these are three of the main values that form the foundation of Olatunde Sobomehin’s organization, StreetCode Academy.  Despite his idea being turned down...
16 November 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
The misnomer, the idea, the stereotype that is out there that Black and Brown people don’t want to work hard is a complete myth. We literally have broken our backs to build this country, and now it is time for us to build businesses.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: Today’s episode discusses the history...
9 November 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
One of the things that has been really important is to stack my corner with people who love on me in ways that make me want to be better.” – Ariana Gil Episode Summary: Today, we have a fantastic conversation with Ariana Gil. We discuss setting yourself up for business success, using the power of...
2 November 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
If I’m going to bring on a business partner, I want somebody who can add to my skill set and not duplicate my skill set. You want as many diverse skills as possible.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: Starting a business is an extremely rewarding endeavor, but it can be equally as challenging. Often,...
26 October 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
Take a few moments to think about what are all the administrative and executive tasks that you can have someone do that are very important to your business but would free up some time for you if you didn’t have to do them?” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: As your business starts to grow,...
19 October 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
I’m here to tell you simplicity is where it’s at, especially if you are just starting out. And I will tell you a little secret too. Most businesses, the bigger ones that have grown and have all these offerings going on, they started out simple, perfected that process, and then created another simple process, perfected...
12 October 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
Being able to join, Transcend, and being able to you know, email you and ask questions about the business side of things has been really helpful. And then just the meetups on the third Thursday, where you can just talk to other people that are also trying to figure out how to, you know, run...
5 October 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
When we’re trying something new, it can be an energy drain. You might feel tired. You might feel frustrated. You might feel that mental block, but it’s really important to give yourself enough time to try and carry out the method or strategy to truly see if it works for you.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq....
28 September 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
I know it’s not easy to do all the time, but exercise is really fantastic for your mood. For instance, if you’re able to just take a quick 30-minute walk every day, that’s something that might even be considered preventative because you are managing your stress in the moment.” – Amber Nutter, LCSW Episode Summary:...
21 September 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
​​ Affirmations don’t work until you address the underlying beliefs that are holding you back.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: We all know that there will be times when everything is going right and times when it feels like nothing is going right. It’s not about whether it feels like it’s going well or...