Dealing with a sudden emergency or crisis when you’re self-employed feels like doing a high-wire act without ever having practiced, or even setting foot on a high wire before.
The predominant narrative in the entrepreneurship industry is that the solution to every problem is capital. More money. More growth. More glory. And of course, pushing more loans or equity investment funds to small businesses continues the flow of wealth and assets towards an ever smaller and richer sliver of the population.
“Being ready” is a pretty fluid concept. When taking the leap into self-employment, you just need to figure out when you’re ready enough.
I’ve taken this pandemic as an opportunity to shift my purchasing power to the greater good. With that in mind, here are four actions you can take to help out small businesses this Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28.
Too often I find myself feeling the angsty sense of constant URGENCY as if there were some action I could take to fix everything. If only!
I can hear echoes of the voices I heard all through my childhood from the white suburbanites who like clockwork are now, I’m 100% certain, talking about looting or fires or welfare moms or any of the long list of tropes they always short-circuit to, when POC demand justice.
Happy Monday, peeps! How is everyone holding up? We’re still in “as well as can be hoped” territory. All of us are healthy, we are fairly strictly isolated, the kids are doing fine with school, and Turtle is still working from home, which is an enormous blessing. I’m trying not to dwell on the fact … Read More
To stay connected and moving forward with our self-employed gigs, I’m offering a free Zoom workshop on Fridays, at noon Mountain Time from now through May 5, 2020. Let’s hang out and share what we are going through and how we’re dealing.
Let’s share our best tips and tricks for videoconferencing, file sharing, project and remote team management while we’re all socially isolated!
Monique and Kendra are developing a powerful partnership that helps build capacity within other organizations to continue the important, ongoing work of dismantling white supremacy.