On March 9th, 2019 Mamizi took off to Atlanta for the Small Business Exchange a mini-conference with women business owners in Atlanta. They gave us a look inside their entrepreneurship experience and dropped knowledge for our attendees on how they can best enhance their business and entrepreneurial experience. The day was equipped with mimosas, fruit, danishes and a room full or goal-oriented ATLiens.
The panel consisted of Jasmine Milan of JMPR Publications, Calah Jones serial entrepreneur who has her hands in a little of everything, and Nicole Stanton and Shannon Worthy of Stanton and Worthy bankruptcy law. Some takeaways from the panel that stood out to me were how all of these women early own decided to work for “the man” wasn’t really for them. Nicole and Shannon entered entrepreneurship a little differently by being given an already running law firm to make there own Shannon quickly let the audience know “This does not always happen and we were blessed.” While Calah only 19 chose to not go to college but rather work for herself and started Female Consumer Goods a clothing line as well as 16thhaven a girls club for ideas an innovation. She advised that if you are going to take such a big risk like she did ” Plan, make a plan write it out and think about how you are going to achieve it.” Jasmine was working as a PR assistant for Bloomingdales. She loved it; it would be the closest thing to corporate America she would experience. When she left her job clients would reach out to her based on previous work she did, and she soon gained celebrity clientele, and JMPR was born. A reoccurring theme in all of their advice was “Just do it!” when you are passionate about something put in the work most important and do not let anyone stop you.
Marissa Layton CEO of Next Level Consulting came with a great workshop on balancing entrepreneurship and LIFE. We often forget how difficult it is to take time for ourselves during our period of growth within our business.
Marissa is the definition of a girl boss; she is a Business Coach, Non-Profit Director of Development, Leadership Instructional Content Creator & Presenter, Speaker, Author, Side Hustle Enthusiast. In her workshop she focused on the 7 S’s: Self-care, Self assess, Set your own pace, Schedule, Support System, See your future and Shhh it’s Secret. Marissa left the attendees now only with knowledge but a piece of mind and that sometimes that is the most important thing when running a business — taking care of you!
Thank you to everyone that attended the Small Business Exchange! If you were there shoot us an email at Hello@Mamizi.app with a recap of your experience. Charlotte you’re up next May 18th! Register under “Events” on Mamizi.com