Our team at Provident1898 is committed to building a more progressive and equitable workplace, and an important part of that goal is helping more entrepreneurs from historically marginalized communities get off to a great start. In particular, many black female entrepreneurs have already made use of our resources to launch their businesses to great success and to take their existing businesses to the next level. If you are a black female entrepreneur who is just getting started, here are three tips for how to grow your business and achieve the success you are reaching for:
- Know Your Market- One key piece of advice for any entrepreneur is to know your market. By identifying flaws or gaps in the current market, needs that current offerings are not meeting, you can tailor your business to fill those gaps–a tried-and-true formula for success.
- Take Advantage of Every Resource- Another tip for starting a new business is to take advantage of every resource available to you. There are many sources of funding and support programs for both current businesses and start-ups, and you can use them to grow your business and plan for its future. Our team, which includes a number of incredible black female entrepreneurs, has helped many other black female entrepreneurs access resources they otherwise would not have known about, and we encourage you to seek out similar assistance.
- Pay It Forward- In the same way that you seek advice from established black female entrepreneurs, make sure to pass on the wisdom to the generation of entrepreneurs after you. We are committed to fostering a supportive and diverse community of entrepreneurs, and we can help connect those who are just starting out with more experienced mentors, and then pair former students with students of their own as they gain experience.