Apr 6, 2021
Experiencing life serving as a member of the Armed Forces, working with non-profits, becoming a master seamstress, studying phlebotomy, earning multiple degrees, running marathons, and teaching in the public school system, Nikki ultimately found the fulfillment of her purpose in the creation of her own non-profit organization, Buy From A Black Woman. With the mission of serving, supporting and providing tools and resources to help Black Women Business Owners succeed, Buy From a Black Woman was born out of Nikki’s passion for service and her recognition of the lack of support and resources available to black women business owners. Black women have been leading the numbers when it comes to starting a business, but the reality is that annual sales for black women business owners is 5 times smaller than all women owned businesses due to a lack of support and awareness. Since 2016 Buy From a Black Woman has empowered, educated and inspired black women business owners and the people who support them. A registered tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Buy from a Black Woman ensures that Black Women have the tools and resources that will allow them to be successful. Through educational programs, an online directory, and funding. Buy from a Black Woman continues to grow as a trusted resource that helps Black Women in business.
What You Will Hear in This Episode:
Nikki’s belief and search for her purpose.
Intention behind starting a blog and the buy from a black woman challenge.
Listening to what you should be doing and doing it.
Reasons why black women businesses aren’t more successful.
Understanding the difficulty and the major challenges of starting a business.
Bringing on experts to help grow and maintain.
The importance and power of sharing your story.
Nikki’s activities before starting her business and the turning point.
Listening to your intuition and fulfilling your purpose with intention.
Success story and the Black Women Business Grant.
“The wage gap is real…..When it comes to black women businesses and all women businesses we have the biggest wage gap.”
“People don’t understand how difficult it is to start a business until they have to start a business.”
“You have to be properly educated so you can properly market, maintain and sustain your business.”
“There is no way you can grow doing everything yourself….I have to be able to allow other people to put soil and fertilizer into my garden as well.”
“You have to listen to your intuition.”
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