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Paying It Forward Realized

Helen NurseComment

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.   

My first micro grant awardee Eisa Ulen-Richardson from Camp Fort Greene

My first micro grant awardee Eisa Ulen-Richardson from Camp Fort Greene

Me saying something really profound!

Me saying something really profound!

Byrna Jean-Marie, writer for Centric TV show According to Him + Her talks about work-life balance and having it all.

Byrna Jean-Marie, writer for Centric TV show According to Him + Her talks about work-life balance and having it all.

Ayo Ogun-McCants owner of Soultanicals tells us how she juggles 5 kids (most of whom are homeschooled) and runs a successful business from home.

Ayo Ogun-McCants owner of Soultanicals tells us how she juggles 5 kids (most of whom are homeschooled) and runs a successful business from home.

Soaking it all in

Soaking it all in

"Girl...did you hear that women owned businesses are growing faster than ever!"

"Girl...did you hear that women owned businesses are growing faster than ever!"

Great food and service from Chic Peas catering

Great food and service from Chic Peas catering

Perfect evening

Perfect evening

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