HOW TO ESTABLISH A COMMERCIAL, NON-PROFIT, OR COTTAGE INDUSTRY BUSINESS
THE THIRD OF FOUR IN-HER-LIGHT SERIES
May 28th - How to Create a Business Plan
Location: Friends Meeting House of Washington - 2111 Florida Avenue NW
Please note, street parking is limited during this time of year. Dupont Metro is nearby. Also the parking at Connecticut is $9 all day.
This is a hands-on workshop to getting a business plan written. We will actually take as many steps as our two hours will permit. Bring your paper, pens and ideas as we move through one of the MUST as we begin our businesses.
THE FIRST IN THE SERIES - AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS. (HELD MAY 14TH) . A panel will share with us their journey in establishing and surviving in their businesses. Join us as we learn how their social, spiritual, economic, and political determination can empower our business goals.
Tamika Lynch is owner and director of Tag Services located in Richmond, Virginia. She received her B.A in Sociology (2001) and MEd in Counselor Education (2005) from Virginia State University. While pursuing her MEd in counseling, Tamika began work in the mental health field working with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed youth and families within the academic setting. Shortly thereafter, she opened her own business, Tag Services.Tag Services provides community based case management services to qualified adult men and women, teaching themskills of independent living.
Owned and operated by Geraldine Medley-Furbush, Reassurance4, LLC is a companion and conciergebusiness providing quality advocacy companion and general support solutions to families and businesses in Prince George’s County MD, Washington DC, and Virginia. Geraldine retired from a major corporation after 34 years of service.She realized the need for companion care services while assisting her elderly father with everyday business affairs. Her presence provided reassurance to him and peace of mind to her family and she has passed that reassurance on to those persons and businesses she serves.
Stacie Lee Banks is the President of Lee's Flower and Card Shop on U Street in Washington, DC. Established in 1945, Lee's Florist is still family owned (four generations) and operated. Stacie went to Howard University for Business and learned floral design at the foot of her grandmother, Winnifred C. Lee. She continues to manage, promote, and of course design flower arrangements. She was interviewed this Spring through Vision Small Business Solutions. Lee's Flowers and Card Shop on U Street in DC. was voted "2016 Best Floral Shop in DC" by the Washington City Paper.
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Friends Meeting of Washington DC 2111 Florida NW
THE SECOND OF FOUR IN THE SERIES
MAY 21ST - AFRICAN AMERICAN FOUNDERS OF NON-PROFITS ORGANIZATIONS
Come learn from business women who will give us ideas on how to combine our passion with the greater community and do and be more than we can do and be singularly. Dedicated women will give us the message of what it takes to be change agents in our communities.
Shireen Mitchell is an award winning technological woman of color, founder, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, advocate, diversity analyst, and a political, digital and social strategist. As an early adopter and one of the few women of color web designers in the early 90's, she has been involved with tech and social networks for over 30 years. Shireen is a serial founder. Digital Sisters/Sistas Inc is the first organization to focus on women and girls of color in tech and online access. She created the first women of color web multimedia management firm (MHG).
Mercedes Diane Griffin Forbes
Mercedes Diane Griffin Forbes is the Founder of the Mercedes Parra Foundation for Women and Girls, an organization that works to promote gender equity by creating economic opportunity for and strengthening capacity development among women. She is also the owner of Diane Griffin Enterprises, a marketing and management consulting firm. Mercedes is an internationally recognized expert in marketing and micro-enterpise development with over 15 years of international experience in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Yasmine Alexandra Arrington
In 2010, while a junior in high school, Yasmine Alexandra Arrington founded the non-profit ScholarCHIPS (www.scholarchipsfund.org), an organization that provides college scholarships and mentoring to graduating high school seniors who have a parent(s) in prison, and are pursuing their college degree. To date, ScholarCHIPS has awarded over $80,000 in college scholarships to 23 scholars. A 2015 graduate of Elon University, Yasmine is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity at Howard University. She was also a participant and one the winners of the Annual AAWRC Oratory Contest for Girls.
NOTE: DIFFERENT LOCATION- Shaw Library on the corner of 7th and R Streets, NW in the Main Conference Room.