A wealth coach and successful entrepreneur has launched a new initiative to help minority female business owners to build profitable businesses. Latesha Isbell Howard’s ‘Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy’ is now open for enrollment.
Find out more at www.finesseyourfear.com
There is no denying the significant wealth and opportunity gaps between minorities and whites in the U.S.
In an effort to expand economic opportunity in communities of color, Latesha Isbell Howard is launching the “1K to $100K” campaign. The focus of this initiative is to help 1,000 minority female entrepreneurs to cross the $100,000 revenue mark. To accelerate achievement of this goal, her company, Savvy Diva Enterprises, is proud to announce the launch of the Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy.
Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy students will experience a robust 12-week online curriculum designed to equip them with the knowledge and resources to start and run a profitable business. Latesha has partnered with industry experts to deliver high-quality content on a variety of topics critical to business success.
· Entrepreneurial Mindset guest presenters: LaTunja Caster PhD and Tommi Billingsley
LaTunja Caster, Ph. D. (affectionately known as “Dr. Everything”) is the owner of Next Level Consulting Group, and the founder of the W. E. One Project, a nonprofit. She provides support and resources in the development of people, families, and communities. Latunja is the co-creator of The Purpose Program and The Southern Network Girls, LLC. which is a safe zone for women entrepreneurs to develop purpose, power, and profit.
Tommi Billingsley is a mother and a community builder with a passion and drive to help women and communities of color feel empowered and capable of reaching their most ambitious dreams. She owns two successful brands, Flygirlshhh (a t-shirt line) and The Fearless Queens (a women’s empowerment company).
· Legal Protection for Your Business guest presenter: Dana Blue Esq.
Attorney Dana Blue is on a mission to strengthen the minority business community by empowering entrepreneurs with tools and resources to legally protect their business through registered trademarks. Dana Blue Law focuses on clearing and protecting names, logos, and slogans you use (or intend to use) to advertise and sell your products and services.
· Bookkeeping & Taxes guest presenter: Jean Toney
Jean Toney is an Accountant, small business owner and co-founder of two non-profits who is gifted at one thing – putting strategies in place that take your vision to the next level! Her company, JT Financial Services, offers bookkeeping, tax preparation, mortgage, and credit repair services.
· Technology, Systems, & Automation guest presenter: Renee Simpson
Renee Simpson, systems and automation addict and self-proclaimed Savvy Gal, helps female entrepreneurs launch, manage, and scale their businesses by implementing systems and automation.
· Human Resources guest presenter: Joy Pittman
Joy Pittman is a Human Resources Strategist and Thought Leader working to close the racial wealth gap for Black business owners and the people they employ. Affectionately known as the “Olivia Pope of HR,” Joy puts her years of human resources management experience to work supporting black women owned start-ups and small businesses as they hire, build and develop their teams .
· Government Contracting & Grants guest presenter: LaShonda Bracey
LaShonda Bracey is a serial entrepreneur, author, sought-after training guru and creative visionary. She is the CEO & President of Health-Works and ASAP Training and Course Development. This inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of government training and consulting.
· e-Commerce guest presenter: Stacey Quinn
Stacey Quinn is the CEO of Bossy Glamworks, LLC, an online women’s clothing boutique, where she’s committed to offering a broad range of stylish and unique garments and accessories for fashionable entrepreneurial women. Stacey has scaled her company to generate nearly a quarter of a million dollars in sales thus far in 2021.
· Non-profits guest presenter: Tykeysha Boone MPH, CNC
Tykeysha “Ty” Boone serves her community as a published author, speaker, volunteer SCORE Mentor, programs and development strategist and capacity cultivator. Ty has more than 20 years of experience in academic and clinical research, community program planning, and nonprofit management and development.
· Marketing guest presenter: Tiffany Huddleston
Tiffany Huddleston is a marketing master; connecting companies to new prospects with digital ads and converting leads into buying clients through automated funnels. As Director of Marketing at Strike 3 Marketing firm, she deploys her fourteen years of experience in digital marketing and marketing automation technologies to help her clients generate more traffic and conversions.
· Branding & Public Relations (session 1) and Networking & Sponsorships (session 2) guest presenter: Shadonna “Mo” McPhaul
CEO ShaDonna McPhaul, also known as ‘Mo’ is a combat veteran with 20 years of loyal service to the United States Air Force. She merged her compassion and entrepreneurial spirit and created Mo’s Heroes Inc. (a non-profit dedicated to serving veterans) and The Mo You Know Marketing and Media Consulting Services.
Latesha will facilitate the remaining sessions: Creating a Business Plan, Setting up Your Business, Funding Your Business, Additional Revenue Streams, and Personal Credit. The ultimate goal of the Finesse Your Fear Entrepreneurship Academy is to empower students to walk confidently into entrepreneurship armed with the knowledge and a blueprint to build a profitable business.
As CEO of Savvy Diva Enterprises, Latesha offers consulting services in which she assesses her client’s current business operations to help them develop an actionable plan to increase profitability and fundability.
As part of the process, clients gain insight into how lenders and credit providers may view the business to allow them to develop their plan for funding success. The goal is to ensure that clients set up their business credibly; establish a positive business credit profile and score quickly; obtain vendor, store, fleet, and cash credit in their business name without a personal guaranty; and become more ‘lendable’ by building their business credit properly.
A spokesperson said: “Running a small business is both rewarding and challenging. Savvy Diva Enterprises is here to empower you to do what you do best. We provide you with customized business solutions and the resources you need to help you take your business to the next level.”
Latesha is also a stage 3 breast cancer survivor who also speaks about her journey to overcoming cancer with a message of faith and the power of positive thinking.
To find out more, interested parties are invited to visit the link provided.