Okay ladies and gents. This part of my blog right here is near and dear to my heart, okay. Friends, grab your girl a tissue, since you’re already here, and be a little patient with me. (Did someone say, “Take your time pastor?”).

One of the things I am most passionate about is shedding a light on small businesses. And more specifically, black businesses. In fact, I own a small business myself, and plan to open many more. But enough about me, honey. Stick around and I’ll get to that in a moment. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m rooting for EVERY entrepreneur. But I said what I said, okay. And to quote my good sis Issa Rae, “I’m rooting for everybody black.”

By now, you guys probably know that I love to take a moment to reflect, so bare with me here for a second. Raise your hand if any of you guys know a small black owned business, or just a small business, period. Now class, keep your hands raised if you ever supported that small business. Okay, so maybe we can’t all afford to drop dollars, but what about sharing a link to their social media? How many of y’all still have your hand raised?

Okay, I thought so! Like a good friend, I’m not going to judge you, however it is now my duty to put y’all on game. While we’re on the topic of ‘support’, have y’all checked on our brothers and sisters who are being BIG bosses by serving as a pillar in their communities? The increasing need to put on for our own people goes without saying. So let’s get started kids.

Beginning with my own business, TRAN$rich Apparel, I will be frequently highlighting small owned businesses. Also all of the bosses in the community who are making an impact. You guys are bosses in your own right. And because of you all, I have been so inspired to form the Young Bosses Association to give each and every one of you the shine that you deserve. So if you’re reading this, please hit me up for an interview to be featured in this blog! I’d love to hear from you.

Original photo by Taresha Davis
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