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As an entrepreneur, sometimes identifying capital to fuel your business may be a challenge. On August 13th, WLM Financial CFO, Tomas Johnson will share creative solutions to understanding financing your business. Some key topics include⠀ ⠀ - Debt vs Equity⠀ - How to talk to your friends and family to become investors⠀ - Understanding if banks are interested in your business⠀ - Is the SBA really going to give you money in normal economic times⠀ - Leveraging real estate to finance your business ⠀ ⠀ Click the link in the bio to register⠀ ⠀ #wlmfinancial #debt #equity #investors #investing #businessinterests #economics #nationalblackbusinessmonth #blackbusiness #businesssolutions #findingcapital #blacktechlink #virtualsessions

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Tomas Johnson, Certified Commercial Investment Member candidate and CO-owner of @WLMRealtyandFinancial is an accomplished #realestatebroker and finance expert. His expertise spreads across a wide spectrum of asset classes and loan products. Tomas has closed Residential, Multi-family, mixed use, and retail commercial properties. He frequently works on complex finance scenarios in other countries for investors. As a #LosAngeles native Tomas was able to gain experience in the real estate market through multiple transactions with multiple hurdles along the way. Tomas is no stranger to development. His family has been in the construction field for over 50 years. ⠀ ⠀ Tomas also has owned a Minuteman Press, a print and Marketing Design #franchise whose slogan is “We Design Print and Promote you.”⠀ ⠀ AT WLM Financial he has managed 25+ employees and 1099 workers. He focuses on providing high-end service to many prominent people across the US. That list ranges from high net worth individuals, politicians and athletes. He currently handles Sales, leases, purchase loans and refinances. He also does property management for over 10 buildings.⠀ ⠀ On his leisure time Tomas likes to travel the world, scuba dive with great whites, exercise regularly and go deep sea fishing in tropical destinations.⠀ ⠀ @cciminstitute #losAngeles #blackbeverlyhills #inglewood #California #CFO #blackentrepreneus #blacklivesmatter #NationalBlackBusinessMonth #finance #August2020

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On Wednesday August 12th, the Earl B Gilliam Association in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, continues its annual Neighborhood Law School Series with an in depth discussion of Employment Law and Workers Compensation. Hosted by Efaon Cobb, partner and attorney of Hewgill, Cobb, & Lockard Law, he will discuss the rules and regulations that are primarily designed to keep workers safe and make sure they are treated fairly while protect employers' interests as well.⠀ ⠀ Please bring your questions regarding labor law, wages, workers compensation, and more.⠀ ⠀ Click on the link in our bio to register and join.⠀ ⠀ #30daysofblackbusiness #businesslaws #earlbgilliam , neighborhoodlawschool #legalaidsociety #laborlaws #webinar #virtuallearning #virtualworkshops #employmentlaw #workerscomp

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No matter what kind of business you have an IRS Federal Employer Identification Number is vital to advancing your business. Black Tech Link executive director, Elizabeth Cotton, will share insight on⠀ ⠀ 1. Why an EIN is required for businesses⠀ 2. Benefits of Having an EIN⠀ 3. How to quickly file an EIN on the IRS Website⠀ ⠀ Join us on Tuesday 8/11 to learn about Obtaining an EIN for your business⠀ Click the link in our bio to register⠀ ⠀ #businesstax #taxein #federalemployerID #blacktechlink #blacktechlinkevents #benefitsofein #irs #thirtydayofblackbusiness #einbenefits #blackbusinessowners

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On Monday 8/10 join us in learning how to script a consistent visual narrative for your brand. Create a style guide to inform your marketing materials and establish your brand standards. Consistent design, palettes, and image choices are key elements to elevating your brand and creating graphics that turn browsers into buyers. Join Virgen Barnet, Designer & Creative Director of @comethrough .sd for an easy to follow Style Guide tutorial.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to register⠀ ⠀ #creativebranding #creativescripting #businessbranding #30daysofblackbusiness #virtuallearning #comethroughsd #virtualbrandworkshop #brandingandmarketing #augustevents

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5 days ago

Looking to find time to write? Black Tech Link invites you to join us for a virtual writing session.. Whether you are writing code, contracts, white papers, SOPs... Or reports articles, social media posts, blogs, ads, scripts, e-books...this weekly event is for you. Whatever your thoughts may be, jot them down. Take a moment to move forward with your hobby, business and/or career.⠀ ⠀ Join us on Saturday morning. Click the link in our bio to register⠀ ⠀ #justthewritehour #blacktechlinkevents #virtualwriting #blackwriters #blackbrandowners

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From Employee to Entrepreneur⠀ Day 7 6pmPST/ 8pm CST⠀ ⠀ On Friday August 7, Black Tech Link has invited CEO of WLM Financial, Odest Riley Jr., to discuss his journey from being a regional manager at Walgreens to starting his own Real Estate Brokerage and Lending Firm. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to transition from your full time job to a full time business owner, you don't want to miss this free workshop⠀ ⠀ Register at Link in Bio for the zoom meeting info⠀ ⠀ #RealEstate #California #LosAngeles #BlackBusinessMonth #BlackBusiness #smallbusiness #Inglewood #30DaysofBlackBusiness #BlackLivesMatter #Blackwallstreet #August2020 @namcred

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Odest Riley, Jr. is CEO of @WLMFinancialandrealty , a #realestate brokerage and lending firm, based in #Inglewood , California. With nearly 15 years of real estate experience and over $225 million in closed transactions, @Odest has an ever-expanding service portfolio, ranging from the sale of single family homes, condominiums and apartment buildings, to real estate financing and commercial leasing. His greatest strength is in building lasting relationships with his clients, and providing services that are highly-personalized and customized to meet his client’s specific needs and preferences.⠀ ⠀ Odest’s launched his real estate career while pursuing his B.A. in Marketing and Public Relations from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. To help supplement his academic expenses, he purchased his first piece of property: two condominium units in Chicago, where he lived in one and rented the other. Upon graduation, Odest spent 10 years gaining corporate management experience, including his work as an Executive Manager for @Walgreens . However, his long standing love of real estate and finance drove him to make a drastic career change in 2011 when he co-founded WLM Financial as a means to helping individuals and families create intergenerational wealth through #investments and long-term #estateplanning .⠀ ⠀ @columbiachi #Chicago #Inglewood #USCrossprogram #blackrealestate #blackbusiness #BlackEntreprenurship #BlackLivesmatter #NationalBlackBusinessMonth #August2020 #BlackTechLink #Illinois #California #Los Angeles

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On Thursday August 6th join us for a workshop on⠀ Navigating the SOS Website to File a Business⠀ ⠀ Looking for a low cost #DIY method to file a business? Black Tech Link, Executive Director, Elizabeth Cotton, will go over how to access the California Secretary of State Website to file Articles of Incorporation for an #LLC , #Corporation , & #NonProfit Corporation. She will also discuss how to also file statements of information, and fee structures.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to learn more and register.⠀ ⠀ #secretaryofstatewebsite #businessoperations #howtofileforbusiness #blacktechlink #blackbusinessowners #diybusiness #businessadvice #businessprofessional #howtostartabusiness #blackprofessionals @CaliforniaSOS_ @alexpadilla4ca #30daysofBlackBusiness

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Elizabeth Cotton is the #Founder and #ExecutiveDirector of Black Tech Link, A CA- Based Community Organization dedicated to advancing black communities through technical education, workforce solutions, and networking opportunities. ⠀ ⠀ Elizabeth focuses her passion of uplifting black communities through engaging and impactful workforce and business development platforms geared to providing resources for aspiring business and tech professionals while highlighting black excellence, knowledge, and expertise.⠀ ⠀ Leveraging her B.A. in #InternationalBusiness with a concentration in #Portuguese from California State University Fullerton, she continuously works to inspire black communities in the US and throughout the #Diaspora in #Africa , #Canada , #UK , #CentralAmerica , and #Brasil . Her life's work is to spark black professional and business #tourism in communities with a growing economic sector. Her leisure activities include #bodyboarding , running, and watching shows about domestic terrorism ( #24 , #JackRyan , #Homeland , #DesignatedSurvivor , #Shooter , etc. )⠀ ⠀ #California #titanfamily #CSUofficial #BlackTech #BlackTechLink #Influencer #Economicdevelopment #Economicinclusion @Ladera_kennedy #30DaysBlackBusiness #blacklivesmatter #NationalBlackBusinessMonth #August2020

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On Wednesday August 5th, Join us for a Workshop on⠀ Sales, Negotiation, & Pricing⠀ ⠀ When it comes to running a successful service business, having a proper pricing structure is critical. With over 9 years of sales experience, #KrystalJackson , CEO of @GalaUnlimited is going to teach you and your team sales and negotiation skills that help you land the clients, contracts, and repeat orders you deserve. She’ll be going over the following ⠀ ⠀ 1. How to price your services to match your goals ⠀ 2. How to get them to buy⠀ 3. Negotiation mistakes you didn’t know you were making⠀ 4. Creating superstar sales teams⠀ 5. 4 E’s to a successful Business Report Card⠀ ⠀ #30DaysofBlackBusiness #NationalBlackBusinessMonth @Calikrystal @Galaunlimited #blacklivesmatter #California #SanDiego #LosAngeles #Business #Sales #Negotiation #blackentrepreneur #blackgirlmagic #blackbusiness

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Krystal Jackson is a graduate of @TempleUniv who began her career managing Southern California's Target headquarter as an Executive Team Leader of Guest Experience. From there she transitioned to RJ Reynolds #Tobacco where she successfully increased tobacco brands in over 100 premium accounts such as 7-Eleven, Sams Club and Shell Corporation. ⠀ ⠀ After six years in corporate America, she launched a promotional marketing agency specializing in staffing called @GalaUnlimited in 2014. From sales teams to sponsorships, influencers to industry trade shows, pop-ups to product samplings, they create experience-based brand interactions that redefine cultural impact working with clients such as @InfuseSpirits @FairVodka ⠀ ⠀ #Promomodel #blackbusiness #Blackgirlmagic #Blacktechlink @Calikrystal #Promogirl #Marketing #Blackentrepreneur #blacklivesmatter #NationalBlackBusinessMonth #August2020

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On August 4th Come join the NSBE SIG Entrepreneurship First Tuesdays! This is your chance to network with professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, founders, investors, and more.⠀ All are welcomed!⠀ Have a business idea? Come pitch it to your peers and win a prize!⠀ A link to the event will be provided after RSVPing.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in the bio to RSVP and join⠀ ⠀ #nsbe #firsttuesdays #virtualpitching #blackfounders #blackinvestors #blackbusinessowners #blackprofessionals #blacktechlink

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Join us on the 1st and 3rd Monday for 'Just the Write Hour'⠀ ⠀ Looking to find time to write? Black Tech Link invites you to join us for a virtual writing session.. Whether you are writing code, contracts, white papers, SOPs... Or reports articles, social media posts, blogs, ads, scripts, e-books...this weekly event is for you. Whatever your thoughts may be, jot them down. Take a moment to move forward with your hobby, business and/or career.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to learn more and join in.⠀ ⠀ #justthewritehour #writinghour #virtualwriting #timetowrite #writeforbusiness #30daysofblackbusiness #blackbusinessbuilding #writingcopy #virtualwritingsession

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Join us on Sunday for Microsoft Excel for Small Business⠀ Hosted by Erma Trent CEO of Sillers Institute⠀ ⠀ When operating a small business, the cost of business services can soar. The small business owner will likely pay for a CRM, accounting software, HR services, email and marketing tools, and the list goes on. In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize Microsoft Excel as a single source technological solution to store, organize, manage, retrieve, and modify client and employee data. You will also learn how to use Excel as an accounting tool.⠀ ⠀ Click on the link in our bio to learn more and register⠀ ⠀ #sillersinstitute #microsoftexcel #smallbusiness #blackbusinessowned #virtualworkshops #businessworkshop #thirtydaysofblackbusiness

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Erma Trent is the owner of @SillersInstitute ; a community needs based #technicaltraining #vocationalschool in Palm Desert, CA. She holds a Master of Science in information systems management and a Bachelor of Science in technical management. She is also a certified @Microsoft Excel Specialist, #networksecurity analyst, and #computerscience instructor.⠀ ⠀ Erma Trent has created an institutional model that is rooted in the fundamental principles of philanthropy, corporate responsibility, and ethical practices. She understands that partnerships with local government and business owners are where beneficial change occurs; and therefore, Erma continually reaches out to form lasting relationships that complement her mission and vision to deliver quality services that positively impact communities.⠀ ⠀ Erma’s vision for Sillers Institute is to be a leader in private programs that facilitate successful #reentry into society for justice-involved individuals; significantly reducing rates of recidivism. She is on her way to becoming the front runner in providing industry recognized programs that enable low-income individuals to obtain and retain high paying jobs. Her school’s comprehensive programs address skill gaps, economic barriers, justice system involvement, and mental and physical health concerns, achieving these goals through philanthropy, clemency, and altruism.⠀ ⠀ #30DaysBlackBusiness #NationalBlackBusinessMonth #California #PalmDesert #DevryUniversity Alumna #blacktechLink #August2020 #blackentrepreneurship #blacklivesmatter #NationalBlackBusinessMonth

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Happy National Black Business Month!!⠀ ⠀ For the entire month of August we will be sharing and celebrating individuals through our #30daysofblackbusiness . We will highlight Black Entrepreneurs as well as the resources and technologies used to fuel their business. ⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to check out our daily workshops and register.⠀ ⠀ #nationalblackbusinessmonth #meetupevents #celebrateblackbusiness #blackbusinessmonth #virtualevents

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Jayton Harps is currently the President of the NSBE Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group (SIG ) – San Diego Chapter. In his role, he establishes long and short-term goals, plans, programs, and strategies for the organization. Jayton leads a monthly networking event called First Tuesdays, which brings over 50 entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, professionals, and more to share knowledge and venture opportunities. In addition, Jayton is the National NSBE Entrepreneurship SIG Programs Chair @nsbepreneurship which consists of designing, implementing, and maintaining programs for the benefit of the members.⠀ ⠀ During the day, he geeks out as a Software Integration Engineer II for @NorthropGrumman Corporation in #RanchoBernardo by performing multiple tasks such as requirement analysis, unit testing, integration and development for the Aeronautics Systems. At night, Jayton is the CEO of Zero To Necessary @zerotonecessary which encourages, inspires, and empowers children and adults to reach their personal goals and fulfill their dreams.⠀ ⠀ Jayton’s undergrad journey at @SanDiegoStateUniversity (SDSU ) was no less as he was actively involved with organizations on and off campus. He was Treasurer for the Afrikan Student Union, Secretary for the @BetaGammaNu_sdsu Fraternity, and finally President for the National Society of Black Engineers. ⠀ ⠀ Instrumental to the San Diego Black community, Jayton continues to provide resources, tools, and business opportunities to like minded individuals.⠀ ⠀ #softwareengineer #UAV #NSBE_SDSU #USCentrepreneurs #USCedu #SanDiego #California #ASU_SDSU #informationtechnology #NSBEpreneurship #blacklivesmatter #NationalBlackBusinessMonth #August2020

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We are one day away from our month of workshops and events commemorating Black Business Month. Join us during the month of August as we highlight Black Entrepreneurs as well as the resources and technologies used to fuel their business. This is a free to low cost event open to startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio for more information and to register

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Check out our upcoming workshops for #30daysofblackbusiness ⠀ ⠀ Join us as we commemorate National Black Business Month 2020 with 30 days of consecutive workshops and events. During the month of August we will highlight Black Entrepreneurs as well as the resources and technologies used to fuel their business. This is a free to low cost event open to startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.⠀ ⠀ Click on the link in our bio for more information and to register.

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We are 3 days out from our 30 days of Black Business event, starting August 1st!! ⠀ ⠀ Join Black Tech Link as we commemorate National Black Business Month 2020 with 30 days of consecutive workshops and events. During this month we will highlight Black Entrepreneurs as well as the resources and technologies used to fuel their business. This is a free to low cost event open to startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio for more information and to register ⠀ ⠀ We look forward to have you join us!!⠀ ⠀ #30daysofblackbusiness #blackentreprenures #blackstartups #blacktechlink #augustworkshops #businessworkshops #smallbusiness #virtualevents

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Meet George and LaShyra. A young black power couple who are currently attending @harvardmed . As Covid-19 has transformed access to education it’s very important that we continue to support and uplift each other while striving towards #blackexcellence and attaining higher education. Be sure to follow them @lashnolen_official @georgepatrick_hutchins #blackdoctors #essentialworkers #madeincalifornia #madeinindiana #indiana #california #blacktechlink #highereducation

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Join us on Saturday Morning for ‘Just The Write Hour’, our weekly virtual writing session that is perfect for you if need time to work on copy. Need time to jot your thoughts down for your brand or business? Head over to the link in our bio for more information and to register . . . . . . #virtualwritinghour #virtualwritingsessions #virtualcopysession #blackbusiness #blacktechlink #blackintech #saturdaywritingsessions #networking #blackwritingmatters

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Need time to write? Are you someone who is writing copy for code, blogs, contracts, ads, etc... This event is for you!! Join us tonight @ 6pm for our virtual writing session ‘Just The Write Hour’ Click the link in the bio for more information and to join us. . . . . . . #justthewritehour #virtualwritinghour #virtualwritingsession #blackintech #blacktechlink #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbusiness #economicdevelopment #mondaywritingsessions #blackbusiness

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