I was recently asked a question for a feature article, that I have been asked a few times before but never really knew the right way to answer the question…
As a Black woman, what are some obstacles you face in business?
I wanted to share my radically honest answer….
Most of my customers don’t look like me and because of that I don’t usually look like a business owner to them. So I get the double takes when I say I am the owner, or they talk to my employees and not me. It used to bother me, I mean it used to deeply bother me. But one of the best lessons that I have learned is that you can’t have an ego when running a business. If there are any limits put on me as a black female entrepreneur its the limits that I put on myself or the lines that I tell myself that I am not allowed to cross because of my race. I refuse to operate my life or my business like that.