siSTARS with Kelley (Part II)

In our last video, Kelley discussed her all encompassing identity, creator. This time, we discuss specifically, her and her sister’s baking business: Two Dough Girls. We also delve into her “why,” her opinion about African Americans owning businesses, and identity.

 

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6 thoughts on “siSTARS with Kelley (Part II)

  1. I really agreed with the lady’s thoughts in the upper left-hand corner when she kept mentioning ‘doing your research.’ For instance, if we really researched how many black owned businesses there are over a wider span, I believe we’d see quite a few. Looking just around our local area [depending where that is] might not net too many. Go wider! Then see what exactly these business owners mainly flock to. We might all be surprised at the variety, including franchised concerns.

    Personally, I don’t believe black owners are as forthcoming with these stats as one might think for a variety of reasons, except in a few locales around the country. One main reason for this might be, lack of support/envy from those closest to them. Just a mention!

    There are “pain-points” to be soothed in our black communities, but there are also lots of “pain-points” to be tackled in other communities as well. I never restricted myself to one or the other and had lots of success being open to all possibilities. Being a self-starter is key when it comes to opening a business as is identifying as a member of the human race, with equal rights, talents, passions, and abilities.

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    1. Thanks for listening to us! I agree that if you research black-owned businesses over time, then there probably have been quite a few. I suppose my initial question was currently, and especially in a time when we have so many degreed and professional people, I wonder why still seem to be functioning primarily in a place of working for someone else as our main source of income?

      I completely agree with that last paragraph. We need a mass healing of some sort, especially here in the States. And yes to being a self-starter ❤

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      1. Personally, I never cared for working for other people. I know this because I tried it. I prefer doing my own thing, although I also like having a team of conscientious people working with me.

        Like you, I question why many folks work “for” somebody else. I’ve actually asked folks who’ve told me they need to push a time clock, or be salaried. They’re not comfortable self-starting, not comfortable balancing their own books, managing employees, problem-solving, or confident enough to take on any/all responsibilities. They’d prefer to do their 8-10 hrs., and head home, have weekends/holidays off, etc. 🤔☺️

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