entrepreneur story

Yara Simón - La Joya Nicoya
Growing up in Miami, Yara Simón was immersed in Nicaraguan culture. But when she moved to New York City, she became disappointed with the lack of Central American representation in her city and the rest of the country. 
Aaron Lide, Jr. - Black Fly on the Wall Productions
Growing up, Aaron Lide Jr. believed that Black men needed to be tough guys, always come prepared with an answer, and remain “strong and silent.”
Keith Forbes - Integrated Sustainability Solutions
Photo credit: Courtesy of Integrated Sustainability Solutions What would you do if your business has an international focus and typically requires a lot of travel? And due to COVID-19, you won’t be able to travel to...
Enovia Bedford - BLKTECH
Photo credit: acjphoto.com In 2016, a Black man named Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a Black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott had been sitting in his truck in the lot of the apartment complex...
Kimberly Cook - Blue Pen Resumes
About a year and a half ago, Kimberly Cook decided to take a break from her demanding career as a health administrator to care for her two young sons. Her tenure as a full-time stay-at-home parent didn’t last very long....
Tech Female Founder Bronwyn Morgan
When Bronwyn Morgan was a child, she wanted to be a fighter pilot and eventually an astronaut. But, as she laughingly explains, a physics course during her third year of university kind of killed that dream. Instead,...
Azlo Customer Story - Kat Arias
Photo credit: Benjamin Hyunh. It takes a lot of grit and guts to turn your passion into a business. That's what Kat Arias did in 2012, when she signed a lease and got the keys to her first dance studio in the Washington...
Azlo Customer Story - Christopher Kabat
Photo credit: Christopher Kabat. When Christopher Kabat launched ProAerial Media, LLC (PAM) in late fall of 2019, he set the wheels in gear for an official kick-off in the spring of 2020. Christopher anticipated that...
Azlo Customer Story - Analicia Honkanen
Photo credit: Laurel Smith Photography. They say bad things happen in clusters. And for photographer Analicia Honkanen, that adage rings true. In March of this year, Analicia’s employer, a furniture company based...
Managing your time when you're self-employed
Back when I worked 9-to-5 and in between jobs, I’d go to a nearby coffee shop and work on my passion project: my fiction. With complete control over my schedule, I’d work whenever the mood struck. I had the freedom to...