According to a study by Intuit, small business owners with no employees average $44k of revenue per year while small business owners with 1-4 employees average $387k of revenue per year. 97.5% of Black women businesses in the United States do not have a single employee.
Hiring someone to help with your business - whether an employee or a contractor - can feel like a daunting task. After all, you've probably gotten used to doing everything yourself & the idea of hiring someone else feels out of reach financially. But the numbers above tell a different story. The reality is, your business can't afford to NOT hire someone once it reaches a certain stage.
In this workshop, we'll talk about how to know when to hire your first or next employee/contractor, including writing a job description, creating an interview process, determining salary & rates, & creating a positive work environment.
About the Experts
Founder & Financial Planner, Brunch & Budget
Hey, I'm Pamela Capalad. I'm a Certified Financial Planner & I've been in the financial services industry for over 8 years, & spent a lot of those years at wealth management firms (if you're really curious where, check out my LinkedIn). I'm the owner of Brunch & Budget, where we have a meal & talk about your finances. I'm based in Brooklyn, NY & serve clients virtually across the country.
I'm here to help you get to that place in your life. You know that place. That place where you close your eyes & feel perfectly at peace & energized all at the same time. That place where you know you're at your best, that you were somehow built for this, this thing you're doing that you can't believe you get to spend your life doing.
Life isn't about cringing every time you run your credit card through a cash register or dodging calls from bill collectors. It's not about the next paycheck, next rent check, next job, next in line. Life is about finding your why.
So here's the deal - you have the why, I have the how. Whenever you're ready, I'll be here to help you figure out how to get there.
MC & Hip Hop Educator
Brian Dyalekt' Kushner moved from St. Croix to New York to study acting & law. He also liked to rap. After witnessing civil rights injustices at the law firm he worked for, he dropped both the job & the law classes, pursuing the arts instead. Performances at the Nuyorican led him to Hip Hop Theater, writing plays that have been performed on stages across the world. He didn't sleep on the rapping either, releasing music & touring internationally. His first album/one man play Square Peg Syndrome helped him get named to the Public Theater's Emerging Writer's Group. He has been a mainstay in NYC's theater & Hip Hop scenes, rocking everywhere from the Bowery Ballroom to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
When Dyalekt was invited to present at a workshop for New York SCORES, a soccer & poetry program in Harlem & the Bronx, his perspective on performance changed. Students are much better audience members than bar patrons, & Dyalekt found he had a natural affinity for facilitation. Hip Hopping with students like he did with MCs in a cypher led to better engagement, grades, & overall attitude toward school than the usual class.
After researching Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Dyalekt designed curricula lining up the elements of Hip Hop with each learning style. Through Hip Hop, or rather, by Hip Hopping, students could assess their learning tendencies & use them to their benefit. Furthermore, the community aspects of Hip Hop show students how to be responsible citizens, peer mentors, & advocates for justice. Dyalekt brought this curriculum, along with his album/play back home to St. Croix, rocking with 17 orgs & over 400 students. They produced 2 books of poetry, an album, & a documentary. He also now teaches teachers how to MC in a classroom.
Dyalekt had been an entrepreneur since his teenage days, & tells his students that the only thing that gets him out of his house before 10am is talking to kids, because he would never make it working on a punch-clock schedule. Since the essence of Hip Hop is making something from nothing, Dyalekt has rapped, written, & performed every freelance gig available to his skill set. He ran rap based Lincoln-Douglas debate/battles to teach youths how to prepare & present at a job interview. He linked up with Pockets Change to help students find freedom in expression, understanding, & finances.