Business Game Changers!
Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint at heart. It often means long days and nights putting every bit of your energy in the business. But even with all its challenges, owning your own business is absolutely worth it. In this edition, we’re highlighting three game changing Black-owned businesses whose owners are growing their business with unique services and creating opportunity for others.
When Christina and Stanley Middleton decided to open their Bed & Breakfast, they set their sights on their hometown rural community. It was risky but they both believed that offering a quaint and beautiful setting for a Bed & Breakfast would be a new and exciting venture. And they were right! (page 10)
James and Grace Stephens thought it would be wonderful to have a theater that provided a taste of the black experience in music and entertainment. So, they renovated the old space at Waccamaw Pottery in Myrtle Beach transforming it into the beautiful Asher Theater and Conference Center. James, a multi-talented international performer, and his team of actors and vocalists give one of the best shows on the Grand Strand! (page 14)
Who knew that speaking multiple languages could lead to a highly sought after and successful business. Miriam Berrouet speaks fluent English, French Spanish and conversational Haitian Creole. Her clientele includes state and local government, schools and colleges and private tutoring sessions. And she’s loving every minute! (page 18)
Black -owned businesses create jobs and opportunity in our communities. It’s great that we live in a country where an idea coupled with work and determination can lead to an entrepreneurial success story. So, dust off those plans you had to be your own boss and turn your talent into a business. You’ll be surprised at who will be there to support you and cheer you on.