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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.
18 January 2022 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
Location really does matter for where you form your business. Oftentimes forming outside of the state isn’t quite the savings, a financial tax, business stress reduction, savings that we think it’s going to be.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: Hey, welcome back to another episode of Transcend the podcast. This week, I share three...
11 January 2022 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
I want you to reflect back and think about what worked well for you and to continue doing those things. Sometimes that’s more helpful than starting something new because you already have momentum with what you’re doing.” – Asha Wilkerson, Esq. Episode Summary: Welcome back to Transcend the podcast. Today, I want to talk to...
21 December 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
The one key signature that defines all of 2022 is the meet-up between Jupiter and Neptune, and they’re both home signs of Pisces. Jupiter and Neptune are both spiritual, visionary energies.” – Leslie Tagorda Episode Summary: We spend so much time deliberating over decisions in life and business. We often act in discordance with our...
14 December 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
The advantage of working with legal counsel, somebody who does this for a living is the volume of knowledge they have on the subject. That just can’t be obtained elsewhere.” – Zachary Knox, Esq. Episode Summary: On today’s episode of Transcend the podcast, I have my longtime friend Zachary Knox for you to answer some...
7 December 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
For me, it wasn’t necessarily a matter of if I was going to be able to create this product, it was a matter of when because if there’s an answer out there, I’m going to get it.” – Wale Forrester Episode Summary: While in college, Wale Forrester became aware of a gap in the hygiene...
30 November 2021 - 3:00, by , in TRANSCEND the Podcast, No comments
You do have the power, and you do have the agency to flip the script. You don’t have to continue to maintain the status quo, or to maintain the way life has been so far.” – Annalyn Cruz Episode Summary: The big decision to jump into a life of entrepreneurship can be a daunting one,...
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,...