Thursday, May 28, 2020

Apply to The Careerist Project: A Safe Space For Black Woman

Being Black in America: I Am Black, Not A Person of Color



I am a Black American not a woman/person of color. What’s the difference? Being a Black American whom ancestors went from :
✔️ slavery
✔️ sharecropping
✔️2 parts Northern migrations due to lynching and harsh Jim Crow laws 
✔️Segregation to the Civil Rights movement
✔️Limitations of Affirmative Action policies
✔️Redlining 
✔️Limited or no wealth
✔️Environmental racism such as broken school systems/toxic waste sites/food deserts
✔️Job discrimination due to hair texture and ethnic sounding names 
✔️Bank and mortgage companies predatory practices and blatant racism
 ✔️400 plus years of holistic brokenness 
✔️Institutionalized racism including racist policies and laws
✔️My brothers and sisters getting gun down
✔️Genocide
✔️Lack of quality insurance and medical needs
✔️Aging 7 times quicker due to holistic stress
✔️A constant state of rage
✔️Lack of Safety and Security while breathing, exercising, attending school, sleeping, chilling, and etc
✔️Highest Birth and Child mortality/Medical Apartheid 
✔️Mass incarceration of Black Men
✔️Drugs and other addictions ravishing my community/Still recovering from the Crack epidemic, three strikes policies, and '94 Crime Bill
✔️Pandemic ravishing and killing my people at an alarming rate

We are owed reparations, restitution, repair, and restoration! We have been owed this debt since we have been violently snatched from our original place. You owe my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-grandparents and the list continues. We are still being feared, don’t have a place of refuge due to my ancestors being violently forced into slavery, breeding camps, plantations,  and the list continues.

Excuse me,  if I don’t claim or say people/women of color! My experience as a Black American woman is unique, unadulterated, and unapologetic. We have been here for 400 years and counting. We are the alchemist and we aren't going anywhere. Our stories are historic and damn near paramount and I refuse to water down my lineage to blend in and be forgotten.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Mini Business/Side Hustle Plan



Hey Tribe, I have created a free and simply mini business plan that should help all creative and social entrepreneurs to map out your side hustle/small business needs.

1. Your WHY/Mission/Vision- In order for you to upstart your side hustle/small business, you need to know why you are starting in the first place. This is called storytelling/your pitch. People usually connect with you due to your story. We all have a story to share and when you are in business, people want to know your story and you need to know your why. Take a few minutes to think about your why and write it down.

2. #Goals #Goals #Goal: You should have personal goals, professional goals and business goals. These goals will help you and your business to grow. When you sit down to write your goals think BIG because this is "Do or Die" time when starting and growing a business. Don't shrink yourself or your goals. You goals should consist of happiness. How much money do you want your business to make? Location-free business? International business? Local business? This is when you are going to explore your goals, write them down, develop a timeline, 3-5 action plans to achieve goals and get it in. No shortcuts. No shrinking your greatness. Make sure your goals are achievable and realistic.

3. Who is your business for? Your target market? This piece of business is very pertinent because you need to research, know your customer,can they afford your services/products, see your customer before they see you, solve their problems, understand their goals, know where they shop, their hopes, dreams, and etc. You need to flush out this section. Be very descriptive. Give your ideal customer a name. Gender. Where do they live? What do they drive? Martial status? Educational status? Location? Traveler? Nationality? Ethnicity? Music genre of choice? How much do they make? Brands they love? Personality? What they do for a living? What are some things they hope and dream? Volunteer? This will help you to know your customer and start creating products and services based on what you have wrote down.

4. Social Media Platforms/Where are your customers? Do they like social media? Are they on Facebook? IG? Have Twitter fingers? Pinterest? Snapchat? Love emails? Love text message? Where do you clients communicate the most on?

5. What are your services/products? Do you have affordable pricing? Have you sent out surveys and received feedback back? Focus groups? Giveaways and contests? Appropriate labeling? Why should anyone purchase your services/products? How many streams of income can you create from your products/services?

6. Outside Activity: Do you attend vending events? Networking events? Have business cards? Go to conferences? Public speaker? Enter pitching contests? Participate in your local incubators? Chamber of Commerce? ETC

7. How many coins do you need to start your business/side hustle? There are plenty of grants you can apply to start your business. You have loans, microloans, and other kinds of business loans. Do you have a separate business account? Can you start your business right now without any funding or funding from your own pockets?

This mini business plan should keep your business. This is the primary stage to see how to operate your side hustle with a plan and vision.

Please share this mini business plan with your fellow side hustlers, creatives, and social entrepreneurs. Let's get paid and not played for our creativity.

Get Paid And Not Played: Startup business strategy session: https://browngirlcoaching.as.me/goalsgoalsgoals

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Panelist on Let's Talk: Is the Black Women Responsible for the Sorry Black Man


Many times we hear how mothers cater to Black Boys and allow Black Girls to founder and become independent at a young age. As a Panelist, Drea from BGFB provides her insight on this subject matter. What do you think?

Drea Knows Numbers Part 2 w/Let's Talk


Drea from BGFB was featured on Let's Talk breaking down the energy, numbers, and the science of numerology. 

Check out the video and schedule a full reading!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Free Coaching Opportunity with Drea

Hi Tribe!
We want to introduce a free coaching opportunity with you. We have decided to dedicate our time to coach individuals who have been affected by COVID-19 in a holistic way. If you have experienced unemployment, lack of self-esteem, trying to navigate grief and loss, need holistic support, and can't afford to personal coaching, here is your chance to be coached by Drea.
Each coaching session is private, free, and confidential. We will coach in areas in which you need support (mind, body, spirit, personal branding, side hustle, and etc.)
Each session will last 45 minutes to an hour.
Sessions will be held via phone or video conferencing.
Right now we only have 4 spaces for these free coaching sessions.
If you're interested in being one of the volunteer coaching clients, please complete the application form below!
If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or email Drea at drea@browngirlfromboston.com
Deadline: May 8th, 2020.
Please share with friends and family who are in need of support.