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Did you know that Black female entrepreneurs are launching businesses at higher rates than white men? Reasons for the dropoff point to obstacles in accessing capital and the types of businesses launched tend to be in crowded marketplaces with lower margins. I reached out to two remarkable Black female entrepreneurs who are outspoken leaders in their communities, and asked them to share where the problems lie, and where we can help.
Black female founders experience a unique set of hurdles when starting a business. You just don't see that in the Black community! Not yet, anyways. She added that meeting with investors and getting them to buy into a woman or Black-owned business has also always presented challenges, but that things are beginning to change, with more grants and investment opportunities available than ever before.
Porcher feels there is an added mental hurdle that Black women face that others will never experience.
What type of support is most needed from vendors, the local government and nonprofits to help these women succeed well beyond the first few years? Some retailers, like Target, have marketing buy-ins that they suggest small businesses purchase once in the door. Porcher also advocated for long-term funding resources and solutions to help these businesses succeed.
Many vendors tend to order once and not return, aling they may be initially supporting minority and female-owned businesses to check a box, not to build a long-term relationship. Fundraising in general continues to be a hurdle. This needs to be clearer and easier.
Many founders I know are bogged down daily with operations and running the business. Porcher is looking to change all this. One of the things they do at Buy From a Black Women is develop resources that Black women need by listening to Black women. When asked to share her own success story and how Trade St. Jam Co. Have I reached that? Honestly, being able to pivot is essential.
We had to completely stop doing in-person events, which were the bulk of our business, but we moved everything online and focused our efforts there. Being nimble in regards to your products and services is important. But I tell you, being honest, humble and transparent with our customers has helped us build our Jamily to the size it is today. They are organic and loyal and we treat them as such. People like to see the person behind the brand, so I show them that person. She is an internationally renowned. Zalis rewrites the rules and innovates solutions to impact real change.
Inshe left the corporate world to found OTX Online Testing Exchangewhich became one of the fastest growing research companies in the world. Through the destination-turned-movement, Zalis has connected more than 18, women in business and created the largest female-led community to transform workplace culture.
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Black Female Entrepreneurs Are Launching More Businesses Than Ever: Here’s What They Need To Help Them Mature