This past month has been extremely busy here at the headquarters. Between end of school activities, preparing kids for overnight class trips, graduations, organizing a mompreneur "bizaar," three different summer camp drop offs, and renovating the exterior of my house, I am whipped! However, I am excited and proud of my latest accomplishment of finally awarding my first grant to a mom to support her business pursuits.
When I started my journey to entrepreneurship I had been unemployed for ten years and did not know where I would get the money to start my business so I entered this arena slooowly. Luckily I had a great support system and was able to work on my business a little at a time. I figured if I was facing this challenge there were many other women who were experiencing the same. That is when I decided that I wanted to help other women who might have been unemployed for a period of time and want to start a business. Therefore, I started She Better Mind Her Business, Inc. (SBMHB) and fast forward, I finally realized that goal with my first micro grant last month. Part of the sales from TracyChambers Vintage are used for this grant, so a big thank you to everyone who has purchased a dress, skirt, belt, etc. and contributed to this goal.
My first grant awardee is Eisa Ulen-Richardson, founder and director of Camp Fort Greene which will serve Brooklyn children ages 4-6. The camp's motto is "our neighborhood is our campground" and will have an emphasis on science and art. For more information visit www.campfortgreene.com.