💰💸💵The Latinx Collective: Special Issue: More Dinero for Latinas
Get practical steps to outsmart the status quo:
Serial tech entrepreneur Nathalie Molina Niño (and founder and CEO of BRAVA Investments) has met or advised thousands of entrepreneurs who’ve gone from zero to scalable business. In this book she shares their best secrets in the form of 50 “leapfrogs”—clever loopholes and shortcuts to outsmart, jump over, or straight up annihilate the seemingly intractable hurdles facing entrepreneurs who don’t have family money, cultural capital, or connections. If you're not an entrepreneur and are working hard at a company, many of these hacks can be still be used. For example, Hack 6: Hack Your Inner "Peer" Circle, and Hack 7: Steal Paper Clips - will teach you how to give yourself a leg up at your day job, and why you should create mastermind groups.
I've read so many business books and none of them made me feel as empowered as this book did -it's full of advice and stories from other entrepreneurs who are like me - born without wealth or connections. It's relatable and practical: immediately after reading Hack 9: Cash in on Your Woman Card, I took a class on how to get certified as a woman and minority-owned business and now I'm pursuing the certification. If there's a Latina in your life that's starting a business, wants to be smarter about work, or wants more inspiration as she climbs up the career ladder- Get her this book now! Literally buy it and hand deliver it, or get her address and mail it to her. Would love to hear what you think after you read it.
Support Latinas: buy their products+services
So I started to look around for a clean, simple hub that lists an array of Latina-owned businesses and the products and services they offer. I couldn't find it. So over the past day or so, I started a spreadsheet of Latina-owned businesses and service providers including photographers, DJs, artists, wineries, candle and jewelry makers, travel planners and more. It's certainly not all-encompassing but at least it's a start. Feel free to email me with more additions, but in the meantime you can make an immediate difference by finding businesses and products sold by Latina entrepreneurs and paying for them. This directory is just something to get you started but there are tons of other amazing businesses out there. Ask around. Pa'lante!
ASK & OFFER: How can this collective help?
There are tons of smart and talented people in this community. Any advice or resources that have helped you get paid more? Can you share tips around salary or job negotiations, resources, introductions, or reviewing resumes? Better yet, are you a Latina who offers these services? If you're a Latina who wants to get paid more - what's your ask? If you're a friend, family or ally - what's your offer?
I'll start with an OFFER: I've worked in the communications space for nearly 10 years and I advise tech entrepreneurs on how to craft their message and speak to press and the public. One thing I noticed while curating the directory was that so many small business owners are missing a simple "About Us" page on their website with a short, succinct description of who created the business, what the business is, and what services or products it offers. I'd be happy to do a quick call with any Latina that wants to sharpen up this 3-4 liner. Reply back if this interests you, and we'll schedule a quick call.
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