Magazine article Black Enterprise

Free Your Mind ... (Help Yourself)

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Free Your Mind ... (Help Yourself)

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QA I am a very determined, energetic, smart African American woman. I really want to own my own business and I've been developing the vision since I re-entered college to finally acquire a bachelor's degree. I am 25. I don't own anything. I'm on a tight budget of $1,300 a month. Am I just dreaming about owning my own business or do you think a person like me can succeed as an entrepreneur? I want it more than anything, but I feel like I'm trapped between a rock and a hard place because of my age, my race, my economic status, and not having completed a college degree. Do l even stand a chance?

--R. Taylor Atlanta

Do you stand a chance? I have absolutely no doubt that you do. But if you don't truly believe that as well, what I or anyone else might think means nothing. It's not about what's going on around you; it's about what's going on within you. …

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