There’s incredible power and potential within each small business owner. Your dedication, hard work, and entrepreneurial spirit make a difference in our communities and economy.
You hold a unique vision that sets you apart. Your business is a reflection of your dreams and aspirations. Embrace that vision and let it guide you through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Remember, you can shape your destiny and create something truly remarkable.
However, always remember that business thrives in collaboration. Surround yourself with a supportive network of fellow small business owners, mentors, and professionals who can offer guidance and advice. Collaboration is vital to success in today’s competitive landscape. Reach out to others in your industry, attend networking events, and explore partnerships to help you expand your reach and achieve your goals. Obsidi.com, North America’s largest job board and networking platform for Black professionals and allies, is an excellent way to unlock some of those opportunities.
Now, whichever way you choose to secure those community support systems is up to you. But in a rapidly changing world, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Embrace innovation and be willing to adapt to new technologies and trends. Keep an eye on the market and be open to new ideas and strategies. The ability to evolve and embrace will set any successful small business apart.
Founder & CEO, Black Professionals in Tech Network Inc.
Lekan Olawoye is the Founder and CEO of Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN), the largest Black tech and business community in North America. Lekan was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2021 for his indelible mark as a thought leader in Black tech. With a mandate to disrupt the network gap facing Black professionals, Lekan created – BFUTR – the largest, Black professional summit in North America. In February 2022, Lekan and his team also launched Obsidi by BPTN, an all-in-one networking platform for Black professionals to access more opportunities and level up their careers. As an experienced executive in the private, public, and non-profit spaces, Lekan’s thought leadership and work are focused on critical business guidance and fostering meaningful diversity, changing the future of work for Black tech professionals across the globe.”