A Seat at the Table

Practical strategies and real world advice to help you start, build and grow a profitable and sustainable business.

Grow Your Business
3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Business Coach

If you’re considering hiring a business coach, you don’t want to waste your money or spend time heading in the wrong direction. Ask these questions upfront to find out if its a good fit.

Start Your Business
You Don’t Need an MBA to Write a Business Plan

If the process were streamlined, you’d be more likely to write your business plan, right? If you’ve ever watched Shark Tank, you know the pitch is just a few short moments!

Build Your Business
Why Breakeven Matters

A sense of financial stability can give anyone peace of mind. But it’s even more important for entrepreneurs of color. To offer your growing company the best chance at long-term success, black and brown business owners must employ sound financial strategies. And breakeven could be just the hack you need to get there.

Grow Your Business
Clarifying Your Picture of Success

Have you ever felt like your business dreams are so big they seem unreachable? You are not alone. Harvard Business Review, published that half the

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Grow Your Business
Own Your Worth, Own Your Business

One of the most common challenges I face with coaching clients is convincing them to charge enough for their products and services. Often, the excuse I

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Grow Your Business
Optimizing Your Workspace for Productivity

People are always curious about the wallpaper in the background of my videos or Zoom meetings.  If you know anything about me, you know I’m authentically

Build Your Business
5 Steps for Creating Powerful SOPs 

If you want to grow, you gotta let go.  It’s that simple.  Yep, I’m talking to you . . . You say you want to

Build Your Business
Supercharge Your Work: 8 Tips for Breaking Through a Productivity Slump 

Every entrepreneur of color I know has had a day or two where your to-do list seems endless, and time slips through your fingers. If that sounds familiar, stay tuned for some game-changing tips that will help you conquer your task list with energy and efficiency. Say goodbye to the mid-week slump and hello to a more productive you!

Build Your Business
5 Reasons Entrepreneurs of Color are Denied Business Loans

Access to capital is a must for any business. Unfortunately, BIPOC business owners can face unique obstacles when it comes to getting approved for a business loan or line of credit. Read on for 5 reasons you may not be getting approved (and advice on how to breakthrough).

Build Your Business
What Seeds Are You Planting for Your Business?

Traditionally, the New Year is a time of planning forward.  But, what about Spring?  Is now the time to work the soil and plant the seeds that you will wisely, feed, water and finally – harvest, later in the year?